If you and your partner have been trying to conceive, there are simple things that can help you in declaring “We are pregnant!” quite sooner. Right timing of sexual intercourse, proper diet and more, might help you out in conceiving faster. The blog enlists 8 methods in which you can improve your fertility. These ways have been segregated into Her Fertility Booster, His Fertility Booster and Couple Fertility Booster. Read On…
Her Fertility Booster:
1. Managing the Weight
Managing the ideal weight is extremely important as if a woman is overweight or underweight, she can face problems in conception of a baby. It is extremely important that one should try and have a healthy weight when planning a baby. As per the experts, the issue of weight is often sidelined in the case of fertility while a healthy weight is one of the most important factors as far as conceiving is concerned.
2. Watch the Beverages
Excessive consumption of caffeine or alcohol can damage the fertility of a woman. According to experts, for instance, if you drink over 5 cups of coffee in one day, it means you are consuming about 500 milligrams of caffeine. It is directly linked to lower fertility. However, it does not really mean that you shun your coffee altogether. Drinking caffeine in moderation such as 1 or 2 cups of coffee in a day is adequate. To be more precise, set your limits to 200-250 milligrams coffee per day.
Studies done in the past have come up with varied results as far as alcohol consumption and fertility of women is concerned. However, as per a Swedish research, females who consumed 2 alcoholic drinks on a daily basis, their fertility lowered by around 60 percent. Again, moderate consumption is important. Though it is advisable that 2 or more drinks in a day must be avoided if you are trying to conceive. There is no proof that if alcohol is consumed in moderation has any adverse effect on one’s fertility. Nevertheless, you might thinking of completing shunning alcohol if you are trying to get pregnant as there is a risk of birth defects due to drinking.
His Fertility Booster:
3. Protect The Sperms
Experts believe that men should avoid wearing boxers and try wearing briefs instead. This would keep the temperatures of their genital down and help in boosting their fertility. Though the previous studies showed that boxers were better but the recent studies show something else. While some doctors say that controlling temperature is not of much help in improving fertility but the others feel that certain sources must be avoided completely. For instance, even if there is no evidence of fertility issues, a male should avoid sitting in a hot tub on a regular basis. As per some studies, a hot bath had an effect on a male’s fertility.
Such studies showing the link between the fertility of a man and exposure to other heat sources are not many. As per one study, if one keeps his laptop on his lap, the scrotal temperature go high. There is a warning that, if this exposure to heat is for long-term, it can be harmful for his sperms. Another research shows that if one is exposed to cell phone radiation, it has been proved that there is an adverse effect on sperms. It is advisable that you should avoid keeping your cell phone in the pocket of your pants.
Couple’s Fertility Booster:
4. Say ‘No’ to Smoking
Cigarette smoking can adversely affect the fertility of men as well as women. In females, smoking can have an effect on how receptive is the uterus going to be to the egg. In males, smoking cigarette can harm the DNA and also lead to reduction in the production of sperms. The experts say that both of you should quit smoking if you are trying to conceive as suffering a miscarriage is its harmful effect.
5. Taking Care of ‘Fertile Window’
Taking care of your ‘fertile window’ greatly helps in boosting the probabilities of pregnancy as per doctors. Fertile window means those 6 days that end on the ovulation day. If partners indulge in an intercourse within 3 days before ovulation, the chances of a pregnancy are pretty high. Most of the couples wait till ovulation or the later days to have sexual interaction. It is advisable that a female should keep track of her ovulation with either the help of a calendar or simply by calculating that ovulation takes place around 14 days before her next menstrual periods are due, or an ovulation predictor kit can also be used.
6. Have Sex Regularly
Some couples believed that they are ‘saving up’ if they are not making love to each other but as per experts it is not a good thing if they are trying to conceive. In around a week’s time, though the sperm count increases but the mobility decreases. If a couple does not has sex for over 5 days, it is going to have an adverse effect on the male’s sperm count. However, a delay of a 2 days does not hurt the sperm density. As per a study, though having intercourse daily heightened the pregnancy rate at its best but it caused stress for the couple. The same study states that lovemaking every alternate day resulted in a good pregnancy rate.
7. Picking Lubricants Sensibly
When the intercourse is regular, the couples might start using vaginal lubricants which is not a problem. The doctors say that a lubricant should be chosen carefully as there are some which lead to decreased fertility. Be sure that you completely ignore lubes with spermicidal agents. Experts say that Canola oil and peanut oil are good as lubricants. Also, try to avoid water-based lubricants such as Touch, Astroglide and KY Jelly as they might hinder sperm mobility by 60 to 100 percent.
8. Evading Pesticides and other similar Dangerous Exposures
Use or consumption of pesticide, mainly agricultural pesticides, might have an ill effect on fertility of men as well as women. Along with this, if a women is exposed to toxins and solvents including the ones used in dry cleaning shops and printing business, her fertility gets affected.
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