Making effort to conceive can be an exciting yet stressful time for both women and men. Some can become pregnant immediately but, for some, it takes what looks like forever.
Whether you are making effort to conceive your first or tenth child, there are certain things you can do to enhance your fertility.
According to "Healthline", some of the things you should do to enhance fertility are as follows.
Avoid trans fats
Consuming healthy fats daily is vital for enhancing fertility and your general health.
However, trans fats are linked with an increased risk of ovulatory infertility, as a result of their adverse effects on insulin sensitivity.
Trans fats are usually found in hydrogenated vegetable oils and are usually contained in some margarine, fried foods, processed products, and baked goods.
Research has shown that a diet with a high amount of trans fats and low unsaturated fats was associated with infertility for both men and women.
Reduce carbs intake if you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Following a lower-carb consuming plan is generally suggested for women who suffer PCOS.
Various research has shown that managing carb consumption provides beneficial impacts on some aspects of PCOS.
Lower carb intake may assist you to maintain a healthy weight, lowering insulin levels, and enhancing fat loss, all while helping menstrual regularity.
Exercise has several health benefits, including increased fertility. Increasing moderate physical activity has good effects on fertility for both men and women, particularly those with obesity.
Avoid excess alcohol
Alcohol intake can adversely affect fertility. However, it’s not clear how much alcohol is needed to cause this effect.
A study has shown that having more than 14 alcoholic drinks every week was linked with a longer time to get pregnant.
5. Take time to have a rest
If you’re trying to conceive, try avoiding too much stress. As your level of stress increases, your risk of getting pregnant lessens. This is likely due to changes in hormones that occur when you feel stressed.
Studies on the links between stress and fertility are mixed, but there’s evidence that shows stress can affect fertility.
Receiving support and coun counselling helps lower anxiety and depression levels, and makes your chances of becoming pregnant rise.
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