A ... study has recommended that infertile couples seek advice about their lifestyle before embarking on IVF treatment or other assisted reproductive technology.
... while most people link obesity, smoking, drugs and stress to infertility problems, many infertile couples fail to look at their own lifestyle as a possible obstacle to conceiving.
... only half of the overweight women in this study considered their own weight to be a risk factor for infertility.
... overweight women are also at risk of pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, gestational diabetes and raised blood pressure.
... The study underlines the importance of good preconception advice and support ...