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Make Sure Your Partner Gets a Checkup, Too

Many women may know it’s important to schedule a preconception appointment before they try to become pregnant, but you may not realize it’s equally important for your partner to have a checkup as well. Male fertility can be negatively affected by a variety of lifestyle choices, including smoking, exposure to environmental hazards, recreational drug use, or even just extreme stress. Because sperm develop over a three-month period, men should try to eliminate any negative impacts for at least those three months before trying to conceive.