There are a number of factors that affect a woman’s fertility.
Among them are nutrition, sexual behavior, culture, endocrinology, and emotions. There’s quite a bit riding on whether or not you are going to get pregnant, and, if you are, when you will get pregnant. While it’s not very simple to prep your body to conceive, there is a lot you can do to help your body. The general rule of thumb is that the healthier you are the more fertile you’ll be!
Keep an Accurate Calendar
The number one thing you can do if you are trying to conceive is engage in sexual intercourse as close to ovulation as possible. Many women keep and refer to calendars regularly to ensure that they are engaging in as much sex as possible on the day of ovulation as well as two days before and after.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Research shows that weight before pregnancy is actually a key factor. While weight doesn’t necessarily determine one’s health, it is a symptom of what you are eating, your level of stress, your level of activity, and the overall function of your organs and hormones. Maintaining a healthy weight through proper diet and exercise before getting pregnant can actually increase your chances of conceiving.
Maintain a Healthy Diety
Not only is diet important to maintaining a healthy weight, but it is also important in ensuring that your body receives the nutrients it needs. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol is necessary – both have been known to impair women’s fertility. Smoking is also on the list of things to toss out, this goes for men and women. Smoking reducing sperm production and affects the chances of an egg attaching to the uterus.
The nutrients your body does need can be found in fruits and vegetables. The richest in the vitamins and minerals you need are blueberries, red peppers, kale, and spinach. Fish are also known to be high in fatty acids that your body needs. Nuts are also a great source of protein and other minerals.
In a nutshell, the more you know the better equipped you are. Talk to a professional today – schedule an appointment to get to the root of any fertility delays you have run into and to create the best plan of action for you.