Trying to get a baby may be a very emotional experience, especially if you’re having trouble getting pregnant as quickly as you’d like. There are, however, a variety of lifestyle decisions you may make to improve your fertility.
You can ensure that you and your spouse have the highest chance of conceiving by making these simple lifestyle modifications.
Maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI)
When trying to conceive, both men and women should maintain healthy body weight.
Maintaining a healthy BMI of 20-25 is critical for women since too much or too little body fat might disrupt your cycle and interfere with ovulation.
Furthermore, if a woman’s BMI is greater than 30, she may be barred from receiving NHS-funded IVF therapy. Men with a BMI of more than 30 are likewise more likely to be infertile than average.
You should exercise regularly to maintain your weight and improve your general health. According to studies, women who exercise for 30 minutes every day had a lower chance of infertility.
It’s better to keep things light, so go for long walks or jogs, whichever works best for you.
Restrictive high-fat or low-carb diets are not a smart choice if you need to reduce weight. Consult your doctor for tips on how to lose weight healthily.
The Federal Ministry Of Health advises against smoking and inhaling other people’s smoke. Smoking has been linked to early menopause and has been shown to impair the quality of eggs in women. There’s a link between smoking and lower-quality sperm or damaged sperm in men.
Reduce Alchohol Intake
We advise against drinking alcohol when trying to conceive.
Excessive alcohol use in men can decrease sperm quality, therefore stick to the NHS alcohol intake limits of no more than 3-4 units per day or 14 units per week.
Women should also be aware that alcohol might harm growing babies, so the government advises drinking no more than 1 or 2 units once or twice a week if you’re trying to conceive.
If you have any concerns, speak with your doctor for more information. Examine any medications, supplements, or prescriptions you’re taking.
It’s critical to review and double-check any prescription or over-the-counter medications you take regularly, as some medications can interfere with fertility.
Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your alternatives if you are concerned.
Cannabis, cocaine, and anabolic steroids are among recreational drugs that can affect your fertility or a developing kid.
Maintain a healthy diet
A well-balanced diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, and fruit is beneficial to your overall fertility health.
Some people also try to limit their caffeine intake (for example, in tea, coffee, cola, or energy drinks) and eating fish several times a week can be advantageous because it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids (although fish with high levels of mercury such as swordfish, tuna and marlin should be avoided).
There is no need to take pregnancy multivitamins if you eat a well-balanced diet. However, we recommend taking 400 mcg of folic acid every day, and you should consult your doctor to see if your Vitamin D levels are enough.
Examine your surroundings daily.
Working in an industry that exposes you to pesticides, chemicals, or x-rays regularly can affect your fertility.
If you have any worries about your daily surroundings, you should speak with your doctor.
Relax as much as possible
Do what you can to handle stress and be cheerful, even if it’s easier said than done.
Exercise, yoga, meditation, and acupuncture are all excellent ways to relax your mind and improve your fertility health.
Although trying for a baby can be a difficult and emotional time, making some little lifestyle changes can have a major impact on your reproductive and general health.
By following the advice about maintaining a healthy weight, getting regular exercise, and avoiding harmful factors like smoking and excessive alcohol, you can improve your chances of conception and start your fertility journey on the right foot.
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