Among the most common questions we get as fertility physicians from patients trying to conceive a pregnancy are: how much alcohol is safe to consume and when? Should I stop having any caffeine altogether? How much exercise is safe while trying to get pregnant?
Because comprehensive, high quality studies to address these questions really don’t exist, we try to come up with reasonable advice based on the best data we have as well as data from studies on already pregnant patients, plus just medical common sense. That said, even amongst the six PFC physicians, we vary, albeit only slightly, in the individual advice we give our patients. In this article, I have tried to come up with a consensus opinion based on a poll of the advice all of us give to our own patients.