Alarming new research has shown that women are better off conceiving young, which is certainly how we tended to do things in the past. Once believed to be 35, women now face the possibility that their fertility begins decline at just 27.
Many women prioritize careers, travel and education before having children, and many couple struggle to find the right time in early life, so there is a burgeoning interest in natural ways of prolonging fertility.
The good news is that with the necessary lifestyle overhaul up to 80 per cent of couples improve their success rate at conception.
Tips To Increase Your Fertility Naturally
Healthy Body weight
We’re not just talking about obesity; when it comes to fertility, too thin is as bad as too fat. Failing to meet your healthy weight can impede your ability to conceive. Fertility experts advise those trying to conceive to eat healthily and to exercise regularly, and to aim for a body mass index (BMI) of 20 to 25.
By way of implementing a healthy and appropriate form of exercise a combination of aerobics and resistance work, such as weight training, is recommended.
Smoking increases levels of a toxic metal known as cadmium in the blood. This metal depletes the body of zinc; an essential component in optimizing the body for pregnancy. Smoking can lead to impotence in men and it has been associated with early onset of menopause in women.
Stress is an enemy of fertility and anything that relieves it is encouraged. Try taking a regular yoga class or experiment with other alternative therapies – such as reflexology, homeopathy and acupuncture.
Linked to the above point it to be patient. It takes three months for an egg to travel from a group of follicles to be selected as the egg that is released on a cycle. It also takes three months for a man to generate a completely new batch of sperm. Things take their time and worrying about this will only increase stress.
Lower intake of alcohol and caffeine
A recent study showed that women who drank more than five units of alcohol a week were up to half as likely to fall pregnant within the first six months, as those who drank less. In any case if you did get pregnant you wouldn’t want alcohol to harm your baby. Coffee can have a similarly depletive effect on fertility.
Have healthier sex
Too much determined focus on dietary and lifestyle changes can lead to obsession, which leaves you forgetting that however healthily you eat and live, the most essential thing to do is have fun, healthy sex. When ovulating it is best to have sex about every 48 hours, so as to allow sperm to replenish; giving you better sperm!
Get more zinc
Both zinc and folic acid are key nutrients in conceiving and as such can make the difference between waiting and getting pregnant. Mangoes, pumpkin seeds and fish are rich in zinc and therefore excellent food sources to optimize your consumption. Oysters, could give a double whammy because their aphrodisiac qualities would get you in the mood and they are particularly high in zinc.
Wheat is actually very high in zinc; containing helpful level, but about 80 per cent of it is removed in the manufacture of bread to extend its shelf life. Additives and preservatives are secret killers. If you buy organic food, it’s more nutrient rich and no harmful pesticides, hormones or antibiotics have been added to your foodstuff.
Wear loose pants
Getting too hot ‘down there’ can restrict sperm production for men, and cause infections for women. Keep all of your body in tip top condition to improve the chance of bringing your new little life into the world.
You can read more at: Tips For Getting Pregnant.