We all know that smoking is bad for our health; but did you know smoking can affect our fertility too?
And contrary to popular belief it is not just a female's smoking that can cause fertility problems, but also a male's.
In fact if you or your partner smoke it can have a significant impact on how long it takes to get pregnant, as well as the health of your baby – before and after birth.
For couples planning a baby, the good news is as soon as you quit your body starts repairing – which can improve your fertility and general health!
And the financial benefits aren't too shabby either – the average pack-a-day smoker could save $7600 after a year of quitting, and double that if both partners smoke! That's a huge amount of cash that could be put towards essentials for the baby – or yourself.
Plus when couples tackle their smoking together it actually increases their chances of quitting successfully. It's also a great way to start your journey into parenthood – smokefree.
To reassure prospective parents on the benefits of quitting before, during and after pregnancy – for males and females – Quit Victoria and Your Fertility have teamed up to create a hub of information featuring an interactive online tool and suite of videos featuring fertility and quitting. Prospective parents will have all the information they will need to have healthy babies.