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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Protect your fertility

Not ready for a baby? Protect your fertility Watch your diet, avoid smoking and consider freezing your eggs
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Not quite ready to be a mom? There's plenty you can do to help keep your body in peak baby-making form until the time is right.
By Denise Schipani
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updated 7:49 a.m. ET, Fri., June. 20, 2008

You've yet to hear a single tick-tock, but lurking beneath your killer abs is a biological clock that will start buzzing eventually — and you can only hit the snooze button so many times.

So whatdo you do if you're not ready to push out a baby right this second but think you'll want to become a mom someday?

Luckily, fertility isn't a total crapshoot. And though you can't put off pregnancy indefinitely (despite exceptions like Marcia Cross, your odds of conceiving drop substantially after age 35), there's plenty you can do to help keep your body in peak baby-making form.More

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