According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, a whopping 12% of women have some type of problem getting or staying pregnant. So, if you’re currently in the throes of unsuccessful conception, know that you are not alone. It’s important to educate yourself about your specific issues, therapies, and prognosis but also know that there are some things you can do to boost fertility naturally.
Try to enjoy the process as much as you can and believe that things will work out exactly as they are supposed to. Here are several simple things that may help you conceive faster. Do talk to your doctor about any changes you want to make to your diet or supplementation.
Eat a Healthy Diet Consistently
Just because you aren’t pregnant yet doesn’t mean you don’t need to pay attention to your diet. On the contrary, it’s important to achieve the healthiest physical state possible before conception. After all, you want that future baby to have the best environment in which to grow. Not to mention, when you are healthy, your entire body and all of its systems work better. That includes your reproductive system.
Keep in mind, a dietary change doesn’t mean you will instantly get pregnant. I am simply suggesting that you give yourself the best chance to conceive by promoting health where you can. Furthermore, this eating healthy thing isn’t just for you. That man of yours could help things along by improving his diet as well. For men, eating walnuts, even a small amount can improve sperm quality (hurrah!), and for women, the antioxidant Zinc can help deactivate the free radicals that can damage the eggs and sperm. Ask your doctor for a complete list of foods that may help.
OK, I get it. This might be easier said than done. The stress levels created by frustration and waiting are wreaking havoc on your body. Do make a valiant effort, though, by setting aside time for yourself. Go to a spa for a natural facial or get a deep tissue massage. Fertility acupuncture is another quality natural therapy that will help you relax and set your energy into motion for conception. If you think you need more than a massage and some well-placed needles, then consider having a few therapy sessions. Lowering your stress levels is essential.
Additionally, spend some time together doing fun things that have nothing to do with baby making. This will help you step back and enjoy yourselves without the pressure to perform or “get things right”. This is about creating life and love, not perfection. Truthfully, when you let things be OK no matter what happens, the stress will diminish and the energy will naturally flow.
Lower Caffeine Consumption
No coffee drinker wants to hear this, but it may be worth it to cut down or eliminate your caffeine intake. One study suggested that a woman who consumes over 500mg of caffeine takes almost 10 months longer to get pregnant. Some studies have debunked this, but, every little bit helps!
Take a Multivitamin
Taking a multivitamin or even a prenatal vitamin will help you get all of your daily nutritional requirements. This is especially helpful if you have trouble sticking to a healthful diet consistently. Of course, the body naturally prefers to get the good stuff via fresh, whole foods, but that option just doesn’t always work, especially if you’re a busy woman.
Do also consider asking your health care provider to order a nutritional panel so you know exactly where you are. If you’re deficient in something important, you and your doctor can plan accordingly.
There are no guaranteed ways to ensure a prompt conception but do stay as positive as you can throughout the process. Remember, your attitude and mental state have an impact on your health and body functions. Do be kind to yourself and to each other. Also, enjoy fresh food, relax when you can, and obtain the highest level of health you both can before you welcome that little one into your lives.
**** This post is strictly informational and is not meant to replace the advice of your healthcare provider. Women’s lifelink, it’s owners, administrators, contributors, affiliates, vendors, authors and editors do not claim that this information will diagnose, treat, or improve any condition or disease.