Exercise & Fertility

Exercise-can be a stress relief for some
If not already a routine, it can cause more stress
Yoga classes may help
Too much exercise may not be good either

Exercise & IVF

*2,232 patients- prospectively enrolled before their first cycle of IVF
*women who reported regular exercise were no more likely to have a live birth compared with those women who did not report exercise (odds ratio [OR] 0.8, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.7-1.0; P = .07).
*Women who reported exercising 4 hours or more per week for 1-9 years were 40% less likely to have a live birth (OR 0.6, CI 0.4-0.8) and were almost three times more likely to experience cycle cancellation (OR 2.8, CI 1.5-5.3) and twice as likely to have an implantation failure (OR 2.0, CI 1.4-3.1) or pregnancy loss (OR 2.0, CI 1.2-3.4) than women who did not report exercise.
*Women who participated in cardiovascular exercise had a 30% lower chance of successful live birth (OR 0.7, CI 0.6-0.9) than women who reported no exercise.
Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Oct;108(4):938-45 Morris et al