How To Increase Fertility In Women is a common question our doctors get every day from their patients. One in Four couples now find it difficult to conceive and a quarter of all pregnancies can end in a miscarriage and more and more couples are turning to fertility treatments to help them have a family.
A lot of times when trying to “fix” something in the body we tend to segment it and focus only on the “symptoms” or problems occurring. When it comes to true healing, health and fertility, we can not look at the body like that anymore. Especially when it comes to fertility! There are so many systems, feedback loops, hormonal signals and organs that all have to work together, that “treating” one symptom is not the most effective approach.
Up to a third of cases of infertility are classed as unexplained which means if there are no medical issues, changing everyday things about your lifestyle may just make the difference.
Check your weight regularly
If you are at a normal healthy weight you may have a better chance of falling pregnant. That’s having a body mass index ( BMI) of between 18.5 and 24.9.
Anything over BMI 25 is classed as overweight and a BMI of over 30 is defined as obese. Being significantly under- or overweight can negatively affect your fertility. Women who are underweight—with a body mass index (BMI) lower than 19 Kg/M2—take four times as long to get pregnant as women in the normal range (19 to 24 Kg/M2). On the other hand, women who are overweight may have insulin resistance, meaning that too much insulin circulates in the body, disrupting menstruation.
The benefits of a healthy diet shouldn’t be underestimated when you are trying for a baby. You should be eating a balanced diet containing all of the food groups.
Food and nutrients are very important. Women know a lot about diets and not so much about nutrition. You need carbs for energy and don’t eat processed food because it depletes the body of nutrients.”
Always have breakfast which is key to controlling your sugar levels and have a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals in your diet and include Omega 3 fatty acids.
Exercise in moderation
Exercise is a great stress reliever so it’s fine to do moderate physical exercise when you’re trying for a baby. Exercise is beneficial as long as it’s not too extreme.
Get good sleep
Ensuring you both get enough sleep may be important when you are trying to boost your fertility. Aim for seven to eight hours a night. The link maybe the hormone leptin. Leptin levels fall when we are tired. Researchers have now found that in some infertile women leptin levels are low.
Try to keep your cool
Sperm develops best in cool surroundings. Men who sit with computers on their laps can have reduced fertility levels.
Men should also avoid long, hot baths. One study found that switching to cool showers increases sperm production by five times. Also swap tight pants for roomier boxer shorts.
Be a cleaning queen
Women who do the housework, gardening or other forms of moderate exercise are three times more likely to conceive through IVF than those with sedentary lives, according to research by the University of North Carolina in the US.
Exercise stops the body producing excessive insulin, which is thought to harm the development of healthy eggs.
Add multivitamins and minerals to your diet
Begin (or continue) taking either a one-a-day type multivitamin or a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid. During the earliest weeks of pregnancy, before you may even realize you’re pregnant, the embryo’s neural tubes (the earliest version of the brain and spinal column) develop. Taking a supplement that contains folic acid will reduce the chance of defects.
You’ve heard it before but yes, you should work to manage your stress. Stress can increase levels of cortisol [the so-called stress hormone], which can temporarily shut down your reproductive system. And, of course, stress can also affect your relationship with your partner, making intimacy more difficult.
Chances of conception rise from 15% for couples having sex once a week to 50% for couples having sex three to four times a week. Sex keeps sperm healthy. Its quality falls if it’s retained in the body for more than three days.
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Read the post multiple times and try to apply as many of the tips as you can, as these tips have been proven to increase fertility in women.