Not all women who decide to try and get pregnant actually conceive. Female infertility, the inability to become pregnant after trying to conceive, could occur for many reasons.
A recent study claims that the most common reason behind female infertility is poor working conditions. This study, conducted at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public, suggests that females, who work or lift things a lot, struggle to get pregnant. It is because of the heavy work, both in terms of physical strain and long hours, that has a detrimental impact on a woman’s ability to get pregnant.
The researchers studied work patterns of women who were infertile. About 44 percent were overweight or obese, 22 percent were smokers and 16 percent had to work in rotating shifts at different times.
According to the researchers, working conditions has a certain connection with fertility. For instance, while certain working conditions may make pregnancy more likely, others tend to make it more difficult.
Among other reasons that can make a woman infertile include:
If you plan to have a baby, make sure you work out the best possible option by taking advice from your gynaecologist on work and work conditions.
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