Can I increase my fertility? In short the answer is yes. Sometimes the prospect of fertility and falling pregnant seems so wholly out of our control that we assume there is nothing we can do about it. But there are definitely ways to get your body ready for conception.
Whether you are just starting your journey toward conception or you have been trying for many years there are habits that you can develop now to position yourself for success.
Follow this list of Do’s to improve your chances of falling pregnant.
Increase your fibre intake
Fibre helps to control blood sugar levels while lowering cholesterol. Eating whole grains, fruit and vegetables can improve your bowel health and aid in maintaining a healthy weight. This in turn increases fertility and the likelihood of conception.
Add multivitamins to your diet
There are a wide range of multivitamin tablets available for women who want to improve their fertility levels. For example Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin B, Folic acid, Iron and omega 3 or all beneficial for women who are trying to conceive. Speak to your doctor to determine which options would suit you best.
Start to exercise
If you don’t exercise gradually start to develop an exercise regime that is not too demanding. Excessive exercise can actually have an adverse effect on your body so the key here is discipline and balance.
Make time to Rest
Working out is good but only when it is accompanied with the appropriate amount of rest. Listen to your body’s needs and rest when you feel it’s time.
Talk about your struggles
Whether you share your frustrations with a trusted friend or opt for professional counselling talking about your struggles can help you to process your emotions and maintain a positive outlook.
Enjoy your life
Finding ways to enjoy your life can help you de-stress. When you are happy and relaxed your body is more likely to perform at its optimum level. Whether its spending time with family, taking up a hobby, watching a good movie or helping others, do the things that
make you feel joy and remind you that life is a miracle.
Visit your healthcare provider
Even if you are not ready to have a baby make sure you go for your regular medical check-ups. If however you are struggling to conceive talking to your gynae can help to ease your mind and gain some professional advice about the way forward. Many people are able to conceive with very little medical assistance once they implement these simple lifestyle modifications.
No matter what the reason getting healthy is always a good idea. Not only does it increase your chances of conceiving but it improves your quality and length of life. Don’t wait to live a healthier life, do it today.
Author: Cindy Harker