Our body’s ability to get pregnant and produce an offspring can be affected by several factors such as nutrition, timing, lifestyle, emotions, sexual behavior, and many more.
To increase our chances of conception, there are some tips that we can follow.
Reduce Caffeine Intake
Higher caffeine consumption only increases the time for conception and a woman’s risk of pregnancy loss. Reduce consumption of caffeine if trying to conceive.
Always Get A Good Sleep
Fertility can be affected by sleep irregularity and short and long sleep duration at night.
In a study, experts have found that men who have trouble falling asleep at night and who sleep for short or long periods of time decrease the chances of conception.
A sedentary lifestyle has been associated with a higher risk of infertility. We need to be active to increase our chances of conception.
The Nurses’ Health Study II found that each hour per week of exercise was associated with a 5% lower risk of infertility.
Have moderate physical activities as exercising too much or practicing frequent strenuous workouts can also interfere with ovulation, may change the energy balance in the body, and negatively affect the reproductive system.
De-Stress Any Way You Can
When starting a family, try not to get stressed out. The more relaxed a person is, the better. Stress can only interfere with ovulation so just relax and it will happen.
There are healthy ways to de-stress oneself and some of them are meditation, acupuncture, and yoga.
Eat Nutritious Foods
Eating a well-balanced diet can help improve fertility. Opt for foods that are rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains. Remember that eating unhealthy foods increases weight, which is responsible for causing alterations of the ovarian function, thereby increasing the chances of infertility.
Avoid Drinking Alcohol
Alcohol intake has been associated with an increased risk of infertility in women. Meanwhile, men who drink more alcohol may experience decreased libido and lowered sperm count. It would be better to reduce alcohol consumption if trying to conceive.
Eat More Fiber
Adding more fiber-rich foods in our diet can help our body get rid of excess hormones (estrogen) and keeps blood sugar balanced. Some of the best foods to try are fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains.
In one study, results showed that eating 10 grams more cereal fiber per day was associated with a 44% lower risk of ovulatory infertility among women older than 32 years.