Fertility and Family Planning Risk Factors

Overland Park Regional Medical Center understands that getting pregnant may require a little help for issues including:

Factors that cause fertility issues and high-risk pregnancies usually fall into one of these categories:

  • Age: older than 35
  • Very high or very low levels of body fat/obesity
  • Excessive exercise
  • Chronic diseases (diabetes, lupus, arthritis, hypertension, asthma)
  • Smoking
  • Caffeine consumption
  • Alcohol intake
  • Occupational exposures (high temperatures, toxic substances, chemicals, pesticides, radiation, stress)
  • Previous reproductive system disorders
  • Medications (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, pain medications, hormones, antibiotics, antidepressants)

After one full year of unsuccessfully trying to conceive, it may be appropriate to discuss your family planning with a fertility specialist at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.