Mumbling Mommy

For many people, becoming a parent is the primary goal in their life, or at least one of the most important things they would like to achieve. If that is true for you, then you are probably keen to order your life in such a way where you are keeping your chances of having a baby as high as possible. For that reason, it is helpful to know about all of the things that can have a negative effect on your fertility chances. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the major things that can have such an effect. Although you can’t control them all, the more you know the more you can prepare.


One of the most common health problems in women around the world, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition where the ovaries have numerous cysts on them. In fact, this is a condition that can come and go throughout your life. Women with PCOS will generally find it harder to keep a low level of fat on the body, they may struggle with having body hair more than usual as a result of hormonal imbalances, and they will often find it harder to bear children. Although having PCOS is not the end of your dreams to have kids, it is something that you should take on board if you know you have it.

Thyroid Problems

Many people have either an underactive or overactive thyroid, and the fact is that either of these situations can make it harder to have a child. This is because both an overactive and an underactive thyroid can prevent ovulation from occurring at all, and without that you are obviously not going to be able to conceive in the first place. You might have an overactive thyroid if you have a lot of mood swings, difficulty sleeping, feel tired all the time, and experience a lot of unexplained weight loss. An underactive thyroid could result in the opposite: a lot of weight gain and cold sensitivity.


What you eat can also affect your fertility, which is why it’s so important to pay close attention to your diet not just as you try to have a child but for as long beforehand as possible too. One of the main reasons that diet has such a profound effect is because your weight is a major component in your fertility, and it is obviously dictated by the food you eat. You can also think about eating foods which are high in specific nutrients known to be good for getting pregnant. For instance, eating plenty of folic acid is generally going to be a good idea if you are going to try and get pregnant.


Anyone who has been in touch with cancer will know that it is something that affects many parts of one’s life. If you have had cancer, then you are less likely to be able to conceive, although that does not mean that it has simply become impossible to do so. You should bear in mind that it depends on a range of factors too, including the type of cancer you have. Breast cancer and fertility is something that a lot of women worry about, but the truth is that it is often the treatment that causes more harm to your chances of conceiving. If you have chemotherapy, your fertility is often going to be much lower.


Once you start getting older, you are naturally going to find it harder to have a child. You will get to a certain point where your body is past natural child-bearing age, and you could find it a lot more difficult to be able to have a child. There is no strict rule about what age that is, and it will vary for everyone, but it’s a factor that you do need to consider. People are having babies later and later these days, and part of the reason for that is that we are getting older, so there is less of a rush than there used to be. Even so, your age and the age of your partner is something you do need to consider.

In trying to have a child, you should make sure that you have thought about all of this, taken action where you can and otherwise tried to mitigate any issues that might arise. As long as you do that, you are going to be putting yourself in a better position to have a child.

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