Nowadays, infertility rates are on a rise – especially for those women who chose education and career over family planning. However, although some infertility problems are not preventable, there are actions you can take to prevent some fertility problem, as there are a lot of easy lifestyle changes you can incorporate into your daily routine in order to increase your chances of conceiving.
- Balanced Nutrition
- Good carbs (such as fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains) are digested slowly and have a more gradual effect on blood sugar and insulin.
- Unsaturated fats, that tend to increase the insulin resistance; an effect that results in better ovulation
- Protein that can help in weight loss
- Multi – vitamins
- Reduce Alcohol Intake
Alcohol affects both, you and your partner. In fact, drinking alcohol can reduce your fertility levels. The more alcohol the couple consume, the hardest for them it is to conceive. A study showed that women who drank less than 5 units of alcohol per week (equal to five glasses of wine), resulted in having twice the chance of becoming pregnant within six months compared to those who consumed more amount of alcohol. Research has, also, shown that drinking alcohol causes a reduction not only in the number of sperm cells but also in their mobility. Alcohol also inhibits the absorption of nutrients in the organism, such as zinc, which is one of the most important minerals for male fertility. Despite the fact that it may be harsh for you, you should eliminate alcohol from your diet for at least three months so as to provide to you and your partner higher chances for conceiving.
Regular exercise is important for fertility, but it needs to be low-impact, moderate and done on a consistent basis. Researches have shown that women who exercise daily increase their chances of conceiving. A light daily exercise makes the woman more affluent, healthy and fertile. Thus the chances for infertility are significantly reducing.
- Multiple partners and STDs
Proceeding to a safe sexual intercourse is an important key in order to prevent infertility in women. STDs can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can lead to infertility.