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  • Knowing when you ovulate can help you time sex for when pregnancy is most likely to happen.
  • Having sex in the few days leading up to ovulation and on the day of ovulation increases the chances of pregnancy.
  • Age affects your chance of having a healthy baby.
  • Being overweight or obese and smoking reduces the quality of eggs and sperm and your chance of pregnancy.
  • For people who want to have a baby, a healthy lifestyle improves the chance of pregnancy.

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Reviewed on: 25-01-2022