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Natural Ways to Boost Fertility

Wednesday 29 September 2021
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Table of Contents

I. Make Sure the Timing is Right

II. Maintain a Healthy Mind & Body

III. Keep Stress Levels Low

IV. When to Seek a Doctor’s Help

There are several reasons behind fertility problems, and some women may experience more than one at a time. For example, a couple may be experiencing fertility problems if they try to conceive for over a year naturally and the female is under 35 years old.

Only 20 percent of women under 35 conceive naturally on the first try. It can take several months to conceive and women may need the help of medications like Femara (letrozole) or Clomid (clomiphene citrate) to assist in fertility. Femara and Clomid stimulate an increase in hormones that help release eggs during ovulation, increasing your chance of conception.

Medications may be helpful if you have fertility issues, but there are several ways to improve your chances of pregnancy. Read on to learn more about natural ways to boost your chances of getting pregnant. [1]

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Make Sure the Timing is Right

Understanding your ovulation schedule is an essential part of your fertility plan. If you have a regular menstrual cycle, you normally ovulate around two weeks before your period. Therefore, the fertility window will be seven days before your expected ovulation (release of the egg).

Many women have irregular menstrual cycles, and getting pregnant and predicting your ovulation schedule may be difficult. There are many apps available to help track your ovulation schedule if you want help. Ovulation predictor kits are also available and involve a simple urine test to determine if you are close to your ovulation date. [1]

Maintain a Healthy Mind & Body

The health of your body is an essential component of a successful fertility journey. If you know you want to start trying for a baby, you may want to cut back on alcohol, smoking, and caffeine. These substances can make it more difficult for you to get pregnant. Avoiding second-hand smoke is also important. [1]

You may want to have a pre-pregnancy check-up with your doctor so that you can get a health screening for any problems or genetic diseases. Your doctor may recommend getting to a healthy weight and improving your diet and exercise habits at this check-up. 

Cutting back on coffee and caffeinated beverages is difficult for many people, so you may want to do it gradually. If you are trying to get pregnant, you may want to limit your caffeine intake to 200 milligrams a day, which is about one 12-ounce cup of coffee. 

Your doctor may also recommend beginning a prenatal vitamin routine. Prenatal vitamins like PregVit Folic 5 contain several vitamins and folic acid that can help a woman conceive. Folic acid makes healthy red blood cells and helps carry oxygen around the body. [2] 

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Keep Stress Levels Low

Infertility problems can be stressful for many couples. You may be wondering, what am I doing wrong? But stressing about fertility has been shown to make it worse.

The body knows that periods of stress are not a good time to have a baby. Stressed women are also less likely to have sex and more likely to smoke and drink, reducing their chances of conception.

Scientists have found that the presence of an enzyme called alpha-amylase can indicate stress in people. Women whose saliva had high alpha-amylase levels took 29 percent longer to get pregnant than women with lower levels. [3]

If you are stressing about your fertility, there are several things you can do to reduce your worry. You may want to reach out to a therapist to discuss your worries and maintain open communication with your partner. You can also manage your symptoms with yoga, exercise, and mindfulness techniques. [4]

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When to Seek a Doctor’s Help

These tips can be helpful for some women, but others may need more intervention in their fertility journey. It is important to remember that it can sometimes take a year for two healthy adults to conceive. This doesn’t necessarily mean that something is wrong with your reproductive system. Getting pregnant takes time for many couples, and this is completely normal.

But if you are having prolonged fertility problems, your doctor may prescribe hormone-stimulating drugs like Clomid or Femara to improve your ovulation schedule. The release of more eggs during ovulation increases your chances of fertilization.

If you are still unsuccessful after a year and are over 35 years old, it may be time to seek the advice of a fertility specialist. They may perform tests to ensure the integrity of your reproductive system. Seeking a doctor’s help is also recommended if you have a history of miscarriages or a genetic condition that affects fertility. Talk to your physician to learn more about the health of your reproductive system. [1]