Could Your Blood Type Keep You From Getting Pregnant?

Age, diet, weight, and lifestyle — we’re all aware of the different factors that affect fertility in women.

But blood type?

According to a new report from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, women with type O blood may have a tougher time trying to get pregnant.

The study, led by Edward Nejat of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, measured the levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a substance that controls the ovaries’ production of eggs, in women under the age of 45 and found that those with type O blood were twice as likely to have FSH levels higher than 10— which means a low egg count — than women with other blood types. Nejat’s research did not conclude why this link between blood type and fertility exists.  [New Scientist]

What do you think: Is this just another study, or are you concerned about Nejat’s findings? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. by shelly witte

    On October 26, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I Am o negative and ive had unprotected sex twice and have 2 kids.

  2. by Chrissy V

    On October 26, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I am O negative also and I gave birth to 4 kids.

  3. by Anna

    On October 27, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I am o positive, and have one fillopian tube and still have been pregnant 3 times……

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  5. by Beth

    On October 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I am O and had trouble conceiving

  6. by rebecca

    On October 27, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I have O+ and thank gd got pregnant fairly easily all three times. I just started my third pregnancy. Although, I was having slightly a difficult time this past time as my cycle was very for the last 2-3 cycles (making it harder to figure out when I am conceiving). My doctor did test my FSH levels. THankfully, I got pregnant!

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