For some women, getting pregnant is not as easy as it should be. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a few things you can you do to improve your chances of getting pregnant:
- Watch your weight: Many studies suggest that obesity affects the quality of your eggs and causes difficulty in conception. According to data from the University of Tufts, it's much more difficult for an overweight woman to conceive naturally, because the cycle is affected and the egg doesn't mature normally. Another complication of obesity is that it increases the mortality of the embryos during pregnancy. At the same time, obese men have decreased testicular function and their sperm is negatively influenced. In both sexes, obesity causes significant endocrine changes that affect the process of conception.
- Visit your dentist: Although you may find it hard to believe, dental health affects the proper functioning of the body as a whole! Recent studies even suggest that periodontitis can affect fertility and cause premature birth or even underweight foetuses. Therefore visit the dentist before getting pregnant.
- Adopt a proper diet: A balanced diet (from all food groups and especially fruits and vegetables) is essential for our fertility. Try to consume enough folic acid (which is found in pasta, cereals, lentils, dry beans, asparagus and orange juice) and B complex vitamins.
- Reduce caffeine: Try not to drink more than one cup a day.
- Stop smoking and reduce alcohol: Not only do these habits decrease your fertility, but you may also condemn your baby to be born underweight and premature.
- Include exercise in your life: Exercise can help you keep your weight under control and reduce stress. Good options are walking, swimming and yoga.
- Eat foods rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. A glass of orange juice contains 124mg of vitamin C. Try to consume at least 90mg a day, and 125mg or more if you are a smoker.
- Eat enough Zinc. Many studies have shown that zinc deficiency, even for a short period of time reduces fertility.
- Get enough calcium and vitamin D. Studies show that an intake of 1000mg calcium and 10mg of vitamin D daily enhances fertility.
- Drink plenty of fluids You should drink many fresh juices and six to eight glasses of water to help your body detoxify.
- Increase your intake of omega 3 fatty acids, which improve hormonal balance. These fatty acids are found in nuts, seeds and fish like salmon.
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