Infertility is very important issue for many couples. Their busy schedule doesn’t leave them enough time to think about physical exercise and their job might even get in the way of having enough sex to conceive a child.
In order to get pregnant you have to be healthy. Check your condition with your doctor before you start trying to conceive. If woman's cycle is too long or too short (shorter than 25 or over 31 days in length) she might have some hormone imbalance which could affect the chances to become pregnant. Also, genetics and inheritance are equally important. First ask your parents about any fertility problems in the family, so that you would be prepared. Women who had certain abdominal surgeries or problems with pituitary or thyroid gland could also have some problems to get pregnant. Chlamydia and some other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may cause infertility due to the blockage of fallopian tubes and therefore require medical treatment.
Lifestyle Changes for Baby
Regular exercise has several benefits on fertility, including relaxation and also somewhat easier maintenance of healthy weight. Both of these advantages will help you to conceive and this could be anything you enjoy doing for several times per week. About 20 minutes 3 times a week is also great to release accumulated stress and balance your hormones. Some people find relaxing in a hot tub and some music or yoga classes equally beneficial as the strenuous exercise in the gym.
Try to avoid things you already know that are bad for you and the child you wish to have. Quit smoking, avoid caffeine and alcohol and leave any recreational drugs you may be using. Be careful when using any OTC (over the counter) medications because they may also have certain effect to hormones and future pregnancy.
Healthy Eating Habits and Fertility
Eating healthy always matters, but more so if you want to become pregnant. Start to eat healthier long before you actually start trying to get a baby. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and use more whole grains. Plenty of proteins is also good for your body, so eat more chicken and fish, but avoid red meat because of the unsaturated fat content.
Use food rich in folic acid – green leafy vegetables, avocados, salmon and whole grains and those rich in essential fatty acids (DHA), found in oily fish. Drink plenty of water every day – 2 liters is the least you can do for your body and fertility. Supplements rich in zinc, selenium and vitamins are also considered to be beneficial.