Infertility is a serious issue for couples. A survey from CDC shows that 1 in 8 couples have infertility problems.
Don’t be sad. Here are simple lifestyle steps that can boost your fertility rate.
Get the right weight
Underweight women take four times longer to get pregnant compared to women within the normal range of their body mass index. Meanwhile, overweight women have insulin resistance which disrupts menstruation. Fat cells produce estrogen which prevents the egg from being released. To jumpstart your ovulation, a gain of 5 pounds for underweight and 10% weight loss for overweight is needed.
Caffeine And Alcohol Not Good
Caffeine and alcohol don’t match. They also don’t match well with fertility. For caffeine, a limitation of 200 mg a day can be taken. This dosage does not affect your rate of pregnancy. Anything more than that is a big no. We all know how bad excessive alcohol which means it is not recommended for aspiring parents. Although an occasional glass of wine will really not affect your rate but to be safe experts recommend abstaining from it completely.
Here are some reasons why you should smoking now. First, you will go through menopause earlier compared to non-smokers. Second, ectopic pregnancy is linked to smoking. Ectopic pregnancy is when a fetus develops outside of the uterus. The third reason to quit now, is you are conditioning your body to quit smoking early. Smoking during pregnancy means that you are damaging your unborn child.
Stress Is Powerful
The amount of stress can not only affect your relationship but your hormones as well. This produces strain to your reproductive system which causes them to malfunction. Yoga, meditation or a vacation can alleviate your stress. For your next travel, try going someplace quiet and relaxing.
If the above natural fertility tips doesn’t work for you, it could be that you need to just try and try. Some experts define infertility as the inability to conceive after ONE YEAR of unprotected intercourse. So if you have only been trying it for 3 months, there is still 9 months left. What are you waiting for? Stop reading and start doing!