Many women ask themselves, "Why can’t I get pregnant?" Causes of female infertility include ovulation disorders (50%), tubal damage (40%), and uterine or peritoneal disorders (10%). In addition, several lifestyle factors affect women’s fertility, including body weight, nutrition, stress, smoking, and habitual consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and/or recreational drugs.
Unhealthy lifestyle choices may cause women to develop micronutrient deficiencies, which have been associated with significant reproductive risks, ranging from infertility to miscarriage and fetal structural defects. There is evidence that women who take supplements of key micronutrients achieve a higher rate of pregnancy than those who take no nutritional supplements.