Couples planning to achieve pregnancy need to be aware of the potential aspects that tend to affect the fertility rate to increase the odds of having a baby. Factors that increase the risk of infertility are almost the same for both males and females. They are:
Being overweight as well as underweight are undesirable not just for general health but also for fertility. The percentage of body fat adversely affects a woman’s chance of conceiving successfully.
Fat cells produce estrogen and hence, interfere with the hormonal balance. Thus, it tends to disrupt ovulation and menstruation. Furthermore, both overweight and underweight women are at a risk of miscarriage.