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Easy Steps To Boost Fertility

BoostTrying to conceive can be a difficult task if you are not making the adequate changes to your lifestyle. It might seem silly to some, but seemingly meaningless changes, like controlling your caffeine levels, could actually help you increase you and your partner’s fertility drastically. Below is a list of simple changes that could have a major impact on your fertility:

Reasonable Exercise.  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. Not a good combination for conceiving.

Stop 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 – A form of  B vitamin called folate. It plays an important role in producing red blood cells and helps your baby’s neural tube develop into its brain. It has also been 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 besides being terrible for your lungs, smoking is linked to infertility in both men and women.

So these are the basics, but to obtain a more personalized evaluation, you should go to your primary doctor to get you on the right path to planning a perfect and healthy pregnancy.

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