If you’re reading this, you may be at that point in life where you’re reaching for a stronger and more fulfilled relationship by planning for children. If you started work on “Project Baby” you’ll want to do everything necessary to help your body and mind prepare for pregnancy. In this article you’ll find tips, advice, and suggested natural boosters for fertility.
8 tips to boost fertility
The inability to conceive can be attributed to many sources, including obesity or extra weight, an unhealthy diet, stress, age or daily habits such as drinking alcohol or smoking. Even a job that keeps you sitting for a long time, which leads to a sedentary lifestyle, can have an impact on your ability to conceive. If you’re looking for a healthy way to help your body increase fertility, you’ll find some helpful tips below.
- Eat healthy: Your menstrual and ovulation cycle can be affected by an irregular or unhealthy diet. Trade in your favorite fast foods for meals cooked in healthy olive oil. Add vegetable proteins, such as cereals, to your diet and eliminate animal proteins such as red meat. Increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables and watch your intake of refined carbohydrates such as white flour and sugar, dairy products and soft drinks. Trust us, and go for that refreshing glass of natural fruit juice instead. And though it might seem like a sacrifice, giving up that daily cup of coffee is also a healthy diet choice.
- Manage your body weight: Your body’s production of reproductive hormones which affect fertility can be thrown off by an extremely high or low body mass index. By maintaining a healthy body weight, as indicated through your height and body type, you will find that your body will produce those hormones in a more natural cycle. In addition, excess weight can sometimes have an affect on the function of your ovaries, and those women who have problems keeping up body weight often experience irregular menstruation cycles.
- Avoid stress: If you’re feeling stress after several months of trying to get pregnant without results, you’ll want to make plans to fight the anxiety and uncertainty plaguing you, as stress is a known factor in infertility. Take up activities that can help you manage the stress; meditate, focus on enjoying this time with your partner rather than your pregnancy goals. You’ll find that when you stress less over how you’re going to afford to decorate a nursery and more on the health and wellness of your mind and body, you’ll be in a better position to not only conceive but give birth.
- Acupuncture: A proven remedy to anxiety, stress and nervous disorders, acupuncture has been linked to increased fertility. We suggest Chinese acupuncture with a licensed and recommended practitioner. If needles aren’t your thing, try yoga, tai chi or meditation to help boost your fertility.
- Keep your ovulation cycle in mind: Your ovulation cycle can last between 24 to 36 hours, but sperm has the ability to remain active much longer (up to five days) when present in the lower female reproductive tract. To increase your chance of pregnancy, we recommend sexual intercourse up to four days before your ovulation cycle is set to begin and for two days following your cycle. You’llf ind too kits in health stores or available from your gynocologist to help you determine your ovulation days.
- Get a regular checkup: Your doctor will be able to help give you a guide to health problems that might be affecting your ability to get pregnant, including certain diseases, endometriosis, cysts or certain reproductive system malfunctions through a thorough and complete physical examination.
- Quit smoking: It’s a bad habit and you know it, and if you want to enhance your possibility of getting pregnant then you should think of quitting. Women who smoke are known to have a poor level of embryonic production during their ovulation cycle, are more prone to miscarriages and increase the risk of their children being born with respiratory and heart problems.
- Avoid certain exercises: Body building and intense cardio workouts (such as spinning) can increase infertility when done with frequency or intensity. When you work out, the level of endorphins your body produces can interfere with the level of prolactin and interferon which help your body begin ovulation.
Home remedies for increased fertility
- Add a tablespoon of wheatgerm or wheat oil to your diet, as well as a tablespoon of carrot seeds.
- Salads with alfalfa sprouts and kelp area great addition to your diet.
- A glass of juice made from two squash blended with water daily after your menstrual cycle can help with fertility.
- Steep a tablespoon of geranium flower leaves in hot water and let cool. Drink two glasses a day.
- Add a teaspoon of bee honey or royal jelly to your daily diet.
- Boil a tablespoon of sarsaparilla, two tablespoons of Maca, one clove of dandelion and a nettle plant in water for approximately 10 minutes. Let cool or drink hot throughout the day.
- For breakfast, mix a tablespoon of l flaxseed into milk and drink daily.
- A glass of orange juice, mixed with red grapefruit juice, is recommended as part of your morning meal.
- Include in your daily meals a cup of tea brewed from Mexican Damiana. You can also use leaves from the shrub in a warm bath.
- Tea made from raspberry is recommended for daily consumption. Prepare to taste, as raspberry leaves make a strong tea.
- To help remove possible fallopian tube obstructions, consume up to three glasses of marigold tea daily.
While becoming pregnant is a gift for any woman, it may take some work and changes in daily habits to help a little miracle along. Remember that fertility can be improved through small changes, but you should always consult your doctor to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this article on how to increase fertility!