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8 Effective Tips to Boost Your Fertility

Team AckoFeb 8, 2024

Are you wondering how to increase your chances of conception? Relax! Luckily there are certain natural ways to increase your fertility and get pregnant faster than expected.



A recent study says that a few changes in your diet and lifestyle can boost fertility up to 69%. Well, making these simple changes can help your fertility and your chances for conception.

The most appreciated point about these fertility boosters is that they are natural and you need not approach any chemist to get them.

• Attain a healthy weight

Apart from the other risks, being overweight or underweight may reduce fertility. For those who are obese or overweight, a range of reproductive courses may hamper the development and quality of the process of fertilization. While for those who are underweight face a higher risk of infertility, preterm birth or ovarian dysfunction. Therefore it is very important to maintain a healthy weight to get pregnant.

• Be active

Practically, physical activeness increases fertility.  Research suggests that balanced levels of exercise increase the levels of fertility positively. Strenuous exercises without balanced nourishment can have an adverse effect in the menstrual cycle and restrict fertility

• Monitor your cycle

A regular menstrual cycle lasts about 21 to 35 days. Suppose they are longer than the normal cycle say 43 days that means the frequency of your ovulation is less and it is recommended to see your gynaecologist.

When you are planning to get pregnant, you have to find your fertile window and should have intercourse regularly during that period. You can get the urine or saliva based ovulation predictor test kits over the counter to test for the presence of hormones to show that ovulation is about to happen.

• No fags, no booze

Research says that smoking cigarettes do permanent damage to your fertility. Further, the toxins in cigarettes not only impair a woman’s eggs affecting the fertilization and implantation process but also sources the ovaries to age. For instance, the ovaries of a 34-year-old smoker may function like a 41-year-old and may be less fertile.

The need of the hour is to eliminate alcohol intake as it decreases the ability to conceive and also harm a developing foetus.

• Make time to relax

Stress may hinder your fertility. According to an American study, women with the highest levels of alpha-amylase, which is a biological marker of stress, hamper the possibility of pregnancy to 29 percent than women with the lowest levels of stress biomarker. You can manage stress by practising relaxation techniques that include yoga, meditation, and pranayama. Other stress busters can be support from groups, family, friends or a counsellor.

• Eat healthy

Before trying to conceive, you should try to be as healthy as possible. Add foods that are high in iron, zinc, vitamin C and vitamin D in your diet, because a study says deficiencies in these nutrients will lengthen the menstrual cycles, which means less frequency of ovulation and a higher risk of early miscarriage. It is good to avoid foods that have trans fats, carbs, and refined carbs. Choose foods that are in rich antioxidants, fibre, and protein. Enjoy high-fat dairy products.

• Cut back caffeine

In case you drink a lot of coffee, you should be cutting caffeine now. The recommended dosage of caffeine intake should be less than 200mg per day. A study says that caffeine delays conception.

• Observe workplaces issues

A study by the Centres for Disease Control says that jet fuel, nitrous oxide, radiation, and certain other industrial chemicals can hinder the menstrual cycles and thereby, decrease fertility. Furthermore, it damages the motility and vitality of sperm. So, it goes without saying that you have to be cautious if you are working with harmful chemicals.

Another study says that almost 1,20,000 women who work rotating shifts faced an 80 percent fertility problem higher than those who work in steady day shifts. Steady night shifts were better than the rotating shifts. So, it is advisable to seek for steady shift until you conceive and ensure that a personal protective gear is used while working with certain chemicals.

The chances of conception increases by following the details discussed above.

Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only, based on industry experience and secondary sources. It is not a substitute for professional advice. Please consult a qualified expert for health or insurance-related decisions. Content is subject to change, refer to current policy wordings for specific ACKO details.



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