10 things NOT to do when you’re trying to conceive

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by Maria Martin |

From popping folic acid pills, to getting your head around your ovulation cycle, there are a lot of things to think about when trying to conceive.

But what about the things you shouldn’t do? We reveal just a few…

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Go on a booze binge

You’re not pregnant yet and you’re going to have to be tee-total for a whole nine months – so that means you can go on a bender now, right? Well, no… not exactly. Drinking more than one or two units of alcohol once or twice a week can affect your fertility and cause imbalances in the hormonal system that controls reproduction. Best to stick to the soft stuff then…

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