Natural Ways To Boost Your Fertility
Make Changes to Your Diet
Keeping your body and life as healthy as possible will help improve your overall chances of falling pregnant.
- Rich in Antioxidants
Nutrients and herbal medicines can have an amazingly nourishing and restorative effect on the body.
Prefer to take an antioxidant supplement or eating antioxidant-rich foods can improve fertility rates, antioxidants like zinc and folate may improve fertility for both men and women, especially among men with infertility.
Foods such as vegetables, nuts, fruits and grains are packed full of beneficial antioxidants like folate, vitamins E and C, lutein and beta-carotene.
- Bigger Breakfast
Eating a substantial breakfast may help women with infertility problems.
Some researchers suggest that eating more calories at breakfast and less at your evening meal can improve fertility.
Another study found that eating a more substantial breakfast can increase the hormonal effects of PCOS, a primary cause of infertility. However, it is essential to note that expanding the size of your breakfast without decreasing the size of your evening meal is possible to lead to weight gain.
- Choose Monounsaturated Fats
To boost fertility levels, eat foods rich in monounsaturated fats such as extra virgin olive oil and avoid foods high in trans fats like the kind found in many baked goods or fast foods.
Trans fats are associated with an improved risk of ovulatory infertility due to their opposing effects on insulin sensitivity.
Consuming healthy fat every day is essential for boosting fertility.
- Reduce on Carbs
Following a low-carb diet can increase hormone levels associated with fertility. Generally recommended for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Lower-carb diets can help you maintain a healthy weight, decrease insulin levels and encourage fat loss, all while assisting menstrual regularity.
- Eat High-fibre Foods
Eating more high-fibre, low-glycemic foods helps your body( while reducing the intake of refined carbohydrates and sugars.) get rid of excess hormones and keeps blood sugar balanced.
Certain types of high-fibre foods like whole grains, vegetables, beans and some fruits may help eliminate excess estrogen by uniting to it in the intestines.
- Switch the Protein Sources
Eating more protein from vegetable sources (like soy), instead of animal sources (like red meat), may improve fertility levels among women.
Some researchers found that when 5% of total calories came from vegetable protein instead of animal protein, the risk of ovulatory infertility reduced by more than 50%.
Consequently, consider replacing some of the meat protein in your diet with protein from beans, vegetables, lentils and nuts.
- Try the Multivitamins
Taking multivitamins can help increase fertility if you are not getting all the nutrients you need from your diet.
Multivitamins can be less likely to experience ovulatory infertility.
Some research showed that females who took multivitamins up to 41% have a lower risk of infertility.
A multivitamin, including folate, can be especially beneficial for those trying to get pregnant.
Achieve Your Target Weight
Weight is one of the most influential parts when it comes to fertility. In point of fact, having either a very low or very high body mass index (BMI) is associated with increased infertility and can cause hormonal imbalances that interrupt ovulation, trigger problems with the menstrual period and may also affect the production of critical reproductive hormones that can raise your chances of becoming pregnant.
Healthy eating and regular exercise (without excessive activity) may help boost your fertility.
Publishing in the journal Human Reproduction, researchers documented a 4% decrease in conception odds for every point in BMI above 30. For women whose BMI was higher than 30, there was up to a 43% overall decrease in the capacity to conceive.
Stay Active with Moderate Exercise
As you all know, exercise is beneficial for our health for numerous reasons, as studies have shown that it has many benefits for your health, including increased fertility.
However, about fertility health, the type of activity is essential; it means that moderation is the key.
Team Miracle recommends that patients maintain moderation and avoid excessive high-intensity exercise when trying to conceive.
Extreme exercise can change the energy balance in the body. That kind of activity can put a lot of stress on the body and increase cortisol production, as well as negatively influence the reproductive system and deplete the vital energy necessary for the healthy functioning of the system.
A sedentary lifestyle is linked to infertility, maintaining regular movement remains crucial for efficient circulation of blood, so balance is the key. Yoga, Pilates, low-impact gym and brisk walking are all excellent choices being generally more active in your daily life.
Take Time to Relax and Limit Your Stress
Stress plays a massive role in how your hormonal system is functioning. In your busy lives, an element of stress is inevitable, but how to deal with your stress that matters. Meditation, yoga and active hobbies are all useful tactics.
Trying to fall pregnant can also add another layer of stress. However, excessive stress can sometimes pause or delay your ovulation or even cause your cycle to become irregular.
It might be difficult but let your mind relax as best as it can. Maintaining a positive mindset can also improve your well-being and your chance of a successful pregnancy.
Also getting support and counselling from the experts may reduce anxiety and depression levels, therefore increasing your chances of becoming pregnant.
Acupuncture may help in alleviating stress and allow your body to function at its best possible health. When deciding to try acupuncture, it is essential that you choose a qualified acupuncturist and let your fertility specialist.
At Cyprus IVF Centre, we have a highly experienced acupuncture therapist, who can offer specially tailored fertility acupuncture sessions to support and complement your IVF treatment.
If you want to get information about your options, please visit our page; Acupuncture and IVF Abroad
Limit Your Caffeine Intake
You should ideally aim for less than 200mg of caffeine a day, which equals 1-2 coffees or glasses of cola/energy drinks, or 2-3 cups of tea. One study found that a high caffeine intake before pregnancy is also linked to an increased risk of miscarriage.
If you need to reduce your caffeine intake per day, do so slowly to minimise the impact of withdrawal symptoms.
Avoid Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol consumption can negatively affect fertility. You should ideally stop drinking alcohol while trying to conceive and during pregnancy. Excessive use of alcohol can decrease fertility.
To increase your chances of getting pregnant, Team Miracle recommends avoiding alcohol consumption.
Making positive changes to optimise your health will also have a remarkably positive influence on your fertility — and the advantages don’t stop there! In assuring, you are doing your best; you are also deciding your legacy in the form of your baby. Begin making consistently better choices today — your long-awaited child’s life depends on them.
Team Miracle at the Cyprus IVF Centre will always be on hand to help and advise. We can answer any questions and set your mind at rest about IVF treatment in Cyprus.