Many couples are desperate when they encounter problem with fertility. Some couples easily conceive but others may find it very difficult. Fertility problems have increased over the past years due to modern lifestyle. In some cases cause lies in physiological problems while sometimes fertility issues result from unknown reasons. There are standard fertility treatments but equally effective can be other, less expensive techniques that couples may try. Also, these techniques can be of help for couples without fertility problems to conceive faster. Tips offered below refer to both men and women.
Control Your Weight
Try to keep you body weight ideal as much as possible. Any extremes in body weight may cause problems with fertility. Overweight people frequently have low chances for conceiving. Every extra pound slightly decreases fertility. Obese women often suffer from hormonal imbalance that can result in inability to conceive. Obesity in men can also represent a problem considering fertility. Very skinny people have fertility problems as well. In women, it may lead to estrogen deficiency and irregular menstrual cycle.
Get Tested for Fertility Problems
Preconception exam is of huge importance for both partners to rule out any physiological issue. There are some fertility problems that can be easily treated with the help of medications. When exam confirms there is no medical condition causing fertility problem you can keep on trying to conceive.
Have a Balanced Diet
Proper nutrition is essential for general wellbeing including fertility. Eating the right foods can improve your fertility and that means you have to include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds are especially beneficial for fertility. Milk and dairy products are also good for increasing the chance of conception. On the other hand, restrict intake of junk food. Provide sufficient amounts of vitamins A, C and E and minerals such as selenium and folic acid to boost your fertility.
Lead Healthy Lifestyle
Unhealthy lifestyle that includes use of tobacco and alcohol often leads to infertility. Thereby avoid smoking and alcohol drinking to improve your chances of conception. And this refers to both males and females. Caffeine should be also limited to prevent any fertility problems.
Exercising relieves the tension and helps you to get in shape. Regular moderate exercising can promote your fertility. However, too much exercising can impact body’s natural fertility and prevent conceiving. Intense exercises can decrease the sperm count in men.
Know When to Try
You have to know several facts about fertility. During a month you have only 25% chances of conception. Women are the most fertile during ovulation when egg is released from the ovary. Sperm count in men is highest in the morning. Fertility in women decreases after the age of 30 and in men after the age of 35.