Fertility Study Reveals the Dangers of Physically Demanding Jobs

By: Women's Care Florida Staff

A recent fertility study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine reveals how certain physically demanding jobs can affect women’s fertility, according to CNN. The study found that women with jobs that involve heavy lifting on a daily basis can reduce their ability to get pregnant, especially if they are obese. Additionally, researchers found that evening work or night shifts may negatively impact women’s fertility.

Before coming up with this analysis, a team of researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health studied over 470 women experiencing fertility issues and gathered information about their work life, schedule and the physical demands of their job. Researchers said that women planning a pregnancy should be aware of the risks associated with “non-day shift and heavy lifting” and how it could affect their reproductive health.

In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, we encourage women planning their pregnancy to learn more about their risks and what they can do to improve fertility. Read more about this study on CNN.

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