Health Tip: Raise Your Chances of Having a Baby

(HealthDay News) -- Infertility affects about 1 in 10 couples that are trying to have a baby, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says.

Advancing age is a prime cause of infertility, but there are other factors that are more under a person's control, the agency says, including:

  • Alcohol consumption.

  • Smoking.

  • Environmental toxins, including pesticides and lead.

  • Certain medicines.

  • Radiation treatment and chemotherapy.

  • Stress.

  • Poor diet.

  • Being overweight.

  • Sexually transmitted infections.