Couples who have difficulty conceiving often ask why they have problems when others seemingly don’t. They may feel bogged down with all the pressure and start looking for answers by considering treatment options.
Going by Australia’s fertility rate that is below replacement level, it would seem that the number of individuals suffering from infertility these days is increasing. There are many factors that contribute to infertility in women such as:
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Lack of hormone production
- Endometriosis (problems with the tissue of the uterus)
- Anovulatory Cycles (lack of ovulation)
Infertility is a complex problem. The conventional treatment options to reverse it and successfully conceive can be very expensive and time consuming. ConceivePlease.com says, however, that the solution need not cost much.
There are other major factors that also contribute to infertility. Fortunately, these can be quite easily modified.
Poor nutrition is one of the major factors causing infertility. The body needs enough essential fats and proteins for it to be able to produce hormones your body needs for conception.
Refrain from eating processed foods, sugars, carbohydrates from grains, and processed dairy from butter and heavy cream. Eat more green leafy vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli. Eat fruits like avocados. Healthy fats are also good for your diet like coconut oil, olive oil, eggs and nuts.
For best results, it is better to aid a healthy diet with vitamins and supplements. Folic acid is best before and during pregnancy. Zinc and selenium, on the other hand, help with cell division, ovulation, sperm production, and may prevent miscarriages.
Lifestyle changes are very important. With discipline, you can achieve these changes to help increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Get at least eight hours of sleep every day. Taking naps during the day is also good. Inadequate sleep lowers your melatonin and serotonin levels which can affect your luteal phase. Moreover, lack of sleep can also hinder your body’s ability to regulate cortisol and insulin.
Avoid strenuous physical activity. Exercise is important but too much exercise inhibits ovulation and hormone production. Weight loss can greatly aid in improving fertility, so exercise moderately and properly.
Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol and caffeine. Smoking is bad for your general health. Alcohol intake increases your chance of having ovulation problems and caffeine affects your estrogen levels.
Taking care of your nutrition and lifestyle can greatly help you get pregnant. Check also with your doctor for good practices to follow that won’t take a lot out of your budget.