Exercise, but not too much. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight and may help lower your stress level. However, too much exercise can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle and cause overheating in a man’s testicles.
Quit drinking alcohol. Alcohol is linked to infertility in both males and females. In fact, women who drink less have higher rates of conception.
Lay off the caffeine. Stop drinking caffeine at least 3 months before trying to conceive. Caffeine is linked to lower sperm count and increased sperm abnormalities in men.
Take nutritional supplements.
Folic acid – Found to prevent spina bifida in babies and helps support genetic development.
Zinc – Is important for healthy sperm development.
Selenium – An antioxidant that helps prevent DNA damage.
Omega-3 Fatty acids – Help control inflammation and promote normal hormone development.
Vitamin E – An antioxidant that has been found to boost fertility.
Vitamin C – Enhances sperm quality and helps prevent DNA damage.
Eat well. It takes approximately 3 months for both immature sperm and eggs to reach full maturation. Start eating well before you want to conceive.
Quit smoking. Smoking is linked to infertility in both men and women.