(Closed) Not TTC, but I have a question..

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think in general things that are unhealthy to your body effect your chances of ovulation more than anything. Drugs and alcohol have been found (in some studies) to effect the way an egg is fertilized and then that goes on to effect the way an embryo develops, so in a way yes it does do some damage.

The biggest thing is fetal development though so avoiding drugs, alcohol, stress, chemicals etc. while TTC is the key thing because you could be in early pregnancy and not know it.

I know for sure that some drugs and accessive drinking can affect your man’s sperm count and health. In biology we were shown a clip of sperm effected by marijuana use and some of them had developed two tails, which makes it almost impossible to implant.

The general rule of thumb is anything that is unhealthy to your body like stress, obesity, drugs, and alcohol is also bad for your fertility too. Don’t worry about drinking moderatley though if not TTC it won’t do too much damage!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It’s sort of moot. Every female has all her eggs already formed before she is even born, and then over her lifetime, most of them die. Each month your body prepares 12 or so eggs in little follicles, and then somehow your body selects only the one best egg to be released. A damaged egg would have to make it through several rounds of selection before it could ever be fertilized, and that is pretty unlikely. So we are all “good eggs” every one of us πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

That’s my point. It doesn’t matter if those things damage some of your eggs. Because even if you damage some, your body just won’t use those. You just don’t want to do something that would damage ALL your eggs, like radiation from chemo or something.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Chemotherapy and radiation is the thing most likely to damage your eggs.  Until the follicle begins to develop in your cycle, it shouldn’t be affected by things like alcohol.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

@moderndaisy:  Glad to help πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@moderndaisy: I’d hardly say you need to follow a “strict” diet when you are pregnant. Most dictors will provide you with the same list you can find anywhere online. There are actually only a couple handfuls of foods you are supposed to avoid or consume in moderation, along with the obvious alcohol.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

People say you should monitor your folic acid intake and make sure you get enough up to one year before you get pregnant!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t know about the smoking part, but I sure know a lot of babies are conceived on wild drunken nights! Sorry, I can’t answer your question, but looks like someone has πŸ˜‰

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