Lifestyle and Relationship Issues
____ Say good-bye to alcohol, drugs, and nicotine. If you can't kick the habit alone, get help from your doctor, your company's Employee Assistance Program, or support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous.
____ Get some sleep. All-nighters can wreak havoc on your health -- and possibly, your fertility.
____ Minimize stress. If possible, postpone stressful situations such as moving or changing jobs.
____ Confront your demons. Childhood traumas, like losing a parent or being emotionally or physically abused, can profoundly impact your ability to parent. Unpack your emotional baggage now -- preferably with the help of a therapist, clergyman, or other professional -- to avoid passing it on to your kids.