It is surprising that in the present date, one in seven couples struggle to conceive naturally. Some couples have a genuine fertility problem, but some do not get the proper medical reason for this obstruction. Your lifestyle plays an important role in your fertility.
Sometime simple lifestyle changes can boost your fertility and conceive naturally. It is also important to know that if you are going for IVF treatment also, healthy lifestyle is the utmost need to get a successful result. Following are simple lifestyle measures, which can help to boost your fertility.
Healthy Weight Management
Obesity, as well as underweight, can both negatively affect your fertility. The hormonal imbalance is a common issue with improper ovulation. Routine balance diet intake and moderate exercise can help to achieve a healthy weight and also promotes muscle relaxation.
This also boosts mood and alleviate mental tension. According to the National Health Service BMI of the women who want to get pregnant should not have more than 30 BMI.
Multicolored fruits and vegetables are the natural sources of antioxidant. You may not know our body naturally produces free radicals due to metabolic function. But our body also releases antioxidant enzymes to neutralize them.
But stressful lifestyle, unhealthy food habit, sedentary lifestyle, and exposure to chemicals increase the oxidative burden, which causes physiological changes. Infertility can be an outcome of increased oxidative burden.
But increase increased fruits and vegetable intake and avoidance of junk food help to increase improve quality of eggs and sperm production by balancing the oxidative damage.
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Avoid to intake saturated and trans fat food items and compensate them with unsaturated fatty acids, such as olive oil.
Stop smoking and alcohol consumption
Smoking has a very harmful effect on your fertility and can alter the reproduction process. Both male and female fertility affected by cadmium and cotinine, as these two tobacco-containing toxic substances, harm eggs, and sperms and damage DNA structure of embryos.
Therefore, both the partners completely stopping of smoking habit can greatly improve fertility outcome and improve IVF cycle success rate also. Researchers have already proven that smokers have infertility issue double than the non-smokers.
Alcohol consumption also hampers regular menstrual and block ovulation rate. Testosterone level also diminishes with alcohol consumption. Poor sperm quality and quantity associated with heavy alcohol consumption leads to infertility problem.
The regularity of sexual intercourse
Do not worry about fertility time. If you want to conceive naturally, regular intercourse is very important. Ovulation date is not fixed, therefore missing of the date can delay the natural conceiving.
Relaxing Mental Health
Mental stress and anxiety interfere with fertility treatment and overall health and well-being. But stress and anxiety is part of life, therefore improve your mental capacity to deal with a stressful situation.
Meditation, yoga, deep breathing, regular walk, and massage are some of the lifestyle technique which can naturally boost mental capacity and relaxing mental health.
If necessary, you can consult with a doctor also and take stress-relieving treatment.
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Ravi Sharma is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). And a successful pharmacist and a marketer. He loves to write about IVF, Surrogacy and other ART (assisted reproductive technology) news, issues, and updates. He is a Pharmacy graduate and M.B.A (marketing).