How I met your mother at the soda bar

Published June 13, 2021

Contrary to what you might believe from the dat­ing scene, drink­ing alco­hol actu­al­ly reduces your chance of get­ting preg­nant. Heavy drink­ing will cut your chances all the time, but dur­ing the sec­ond half of the men­stru­al cycle even mod­er­ate con­sump­tion will affect it.

“At the time of ovu­la­tion, usu­al­ly around day 14 of the cycle, con­sum­ing a lot of alco­hol — either heavy or binge drink­ing — was sig­nif­i­cant­ly asso­ci­at­ed with reduced chances of conception.”

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