Experts agree that your lifestyle plays a rather important role in your fertility; poor lifestyle choices can make it difficult to have children, whether you are planning on having a child soon or even in the distant future. As a result, potential parents will want to make a few simple lifestyle changes that can help increase your fertility and give you that bundle of joy you’ve been dreaming about. Here are five ways to increase your fertility naturally.
Balance Calories With Your Workout
According to a recent study, women who work out are 17 percent less fertile than their lazy counterparts. Apparently,
Put Out The Cigarette
Smoking not only destroys your lungs, throat, and mouth, but the little tobacco sticks also kill your eggs. If you intend to have children, it is best to quit smoking before you attempt to conceive. If lung cancer, yellow teeth, stinky breath, and an empty wallet isn’t enough to convince you to kick the habit, then the fact that you will struggle to get pregnant should do the job. Discuss a quit smoking plan with your doctor; he may be able to improve your chances of tossing the cigs.
Keep Your Weight In Check
Fertility is related to your Body Mass Index (BMI). Ideally, according to some recent studies, your Body Mass Index should be anywhere between 20 and 26 for maximum fertility; anything outside of this range may cause irregular menstrual cycles. With a BMI higher than 26, the luteinizing hormone is inhibited, causing less frequent ovulation. In fact, women with a BMI over 26 will also have complications after they have successfully conceived, so discuss your ideal body weight with your doctor to determine the best course of action for you.
This should please some women out there: all-fat dairy can help you conceive, according to a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health. That means ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes, and cheese are on the good list, so don’t feel the need to hold back on your favorite snacks.
Limit Your Caffeine
Caffeine is not a good friend of fertilization; in fact, caffeine will increase your menstrual flow, making it much more difficult for the implantation of your eggs. Caffeine will also increase your chances of having a miscarriage, so do your best to limit your caffeine intake to about a cup of coffee a day. If you are a regular coffee drinker, switch to decaf for the other cups you can’t refuse to pour in your mouth.