10 simple ways to naturally boost your Fertility

10 simple ways to naturally boost your Fertility
May 17 07:31 2017

Infertility rate among modern couples is at an all-time high. With many physical, mental and emotional stressors, couples are finding it increasingly difficult to conceive.  Here are ten simple tips that can boost your fertility naturally.

  1. A Balanced diet: Most people often overlook what they are putting into their stomachs, but eating healthy, well-nourished food is crucial for easier and better conceiving chances. A proper diet not only increases your chances of getting pregnant, but also increases your overall health to support a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
    Make sure to avoid processed foods, sugars, artificial flavouring, and focus mainly on eating vitamin, zinc, and protein rich foods. Vitamin D and C deficiencies are linked to lengthened menstrual cycle, resulting in less frequent ovulation.
  1. Lose those few extra pounds: We all have heard enough about excess body fat. Not only does it lead to multiple health complications down the road, but also disrupts your body’s natural hormonal balance. This overproduction of certain hormones may cause irregularities in your ovulation cycle and affect the health of the eggs as well.
    Make light to moderate exercise part of your daily routine. Avoid fatty and processed foods. But don’t go crazy on dieting as too little of body fat can lead to reduced production of hormones, again leading to complications in ovulation cycle.  
  1. To eat or not to eat: So you are trying to eat healthy, but not to put on fat- well that can be quite a tricky task. To simplify things, here we have a list of things to eat and not to eat.
    To eat:
    Royal jelly, Ginger, Maca, Green Vegetables, Red Meat, Turmeric, Salmon, Berries, Broccolis, Pumpkin and sesame seeds. Whole grains and beans.
    Not to Eat:
    Soda, Low-fat foods, High sodium foods, Alcohol, Sugar, Trans Fats, and GMO crops, Processed foods, Fast foods, Dairy products.
    Some super foods like maca and royal jelly drastically improve hormonal balance, resulting in healthier eggs.
  1. Go organic: “You are what you eat.” Increasing number of pesticide use to grow food has led to overall poor health and disruption of bodily functions in millions. These harmful chemicals used to limit weed and kill insects from crops, also affect negatively on our bodies when ingested. Some studies have even linked how occupational exposure to such chemicals can lead to a decline in fertility rate.
    Not only have that but pesticides on vegetables and fruits lower sperm count, quality and mobility. It is always a good idea to eat organic, whether during or before pregnancy. Also, avoid spraying pesticides in your lawn or garden.
  1. Reduce Alcohol Consumption: If you are planning to conceive anytime soon, then limit your alcohol consumption. Various studies have found that consumption of alcohol before or during pregnancy not only decreases chances of getting pregnant but also harms developing
    With that said, an occasional glass or two of wine isn’t going to affect your pregnancy, but heavy drinking is!
  1. Avoid Occupational issues: CDC (centre for disease control) warns that exposure to nitrous oxide, jet fuel, industrial chemicals, exposure to radiation may disrupt menstrual cycle and lead to severe infertility problems. A research including more than 120,000 women found that rotating shifts or night shifts are more likely to reduce your fertility. Try to get a steady day shift and try to avoid work-related
  1. Avoid Smoking: If you are really serious about conceiving, then you must kick those Cigarette

Butts! It is estimated that a single light of Cigarette releases more than 200 chemicals at once. Many of which are extremely harmful eggs and cause ovaries to age rapidly. Frequent smoking may also disrupt normal pregnancy or implantation process.

So if you are a 32-year-old, and smoke regularly- then your ovaries are more similar to 42-year-old women, greatly reducing the chances of conceiving. And worst yet, most of this damage is permanent, but cutting down may slowly increase your ovarian health.

  1. Say goodbye to Stress: Stress has a detrimental effect on your body, especially when it comes to conceiving. Women under constant stress over-produce prolactin, cortisol and other stress hormones, which can interfere or even block ovulation cycles. Stress can be occupational, emotional or can come from upsetting situations and minor failures of life. Whatever the source may be, make sure to relax/ Meditate every once in a while and bid farewell to stress for good! 
  1. Fertility Massage: Fertility or abdominal massage is one of the best ways to improve blood circulation to the reproductive Start by massaging your ovaries and uterus. Regular massaging will improve vascularization and draw more oxygenated blood to the reproductive system. You don’t have to hire a massage therapist as applying self-fertility massage is fairly easy and straight forward. Massage your abdomen at least 4 times a week, right after your period until ovulation. 
  1. Supplements: Despite a nutrient rich Natural- diet, taking additional supplements can really boost the fertilisation and conceiving process. To ensure your body always has an abundant supply of vitamins and nutrients, consider taking a multivitamin on a regular basis. Anti-oxidants are yet another great supplement to take before pregnancy. Anti-oxidants protect the eggs from free radicals and help to sustain a healthy pregnancy. L –arginine is another great supplement to consider, as it increases the ovarian response and endometrium receptivity.  Be sure to consult your doctor before starting any of these supplements.

Apart from these factors, simply knowing your menstrual cycle can increase your chances of pregnancy.  Starting from your first day of period, A normal cycle lasts anywhere around 21-35 days and can vary significantly. So it is very important to know your own menstrual cycle. Even with identical menstrual cycles, Ovulation periods also vary from woman to woman.   For greater chances of pregnancy, have regular intercourse during fertile window (4-5 days before ovulation) you can easily determine when you are ovulating with the help of over the counter kits or changes in your basal body temperature.

 

 

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