Getting on Track to Boost Your Fertility
If you can hear your biological clock ticking and you feel ready to fall pregnant, there are a few easy things you can do to help boost your fertility and getting closer to hearing the pitter patter of tiny feet in your home.
Keep track of your cycle – keep a diary and mark down the first day of your period and your last. In this way you can keep a track of your cycle and your “fertility window”.
Abstain from sexual intercourse at least 3 days before the “fertility window” – when trying to conceive, abstinence is often advised. The reason for this is because frequent sexual intercourse has proven to decrease the amount of sperm. Therefore it is better to leave count build up for a couple of days before conception attempts. However, periods of abstinence longer than 6 days can be detrimental because of accumulation of aged sperm.
Maintain a healthy weight and life – if you are at the right weight for your height, chances are that your reproductive cycle is on track. Eating right is another way to help your fertility. Don’t eat too much or too little, because this could make your cycle irregular. Eat more vegetable protein and less animal protein and add high-fat dairy to your diet.
Minerals and Vitamins – research has shown that certain vitamins and minerals can increase your chances of getting and staying pregnant. In order to maximise your chances of conceiving it is very important that you and your partner are in optimum health. By eliminating nutritional deficiencies and improving sperm production and mobility you can dramatically increase your chances of getting pregnant. In order to do this it is essential that you are obtaining the right nutrients and in the right quantities to enhance your success.
Manage your anxiety, stop drinking and smoking – anxiety does not help with our health in general but when women are trying to get pregnant it can be a big barrier in the road. You could try meditation and yoga to avoid anxiety. Also cut down your drinking to one glass of alcohol a week and if you smoke, both you and your partner should quit because smoking lowers the number and quality of sperm and can cause abnormal pregnancies.