How to Enhance Your Fertility Naturally
In United States of America, infertility is common in one out of eight couples. In the early age, most of the girls’ priority is not to get pregnant ignoring the fact that, will you able to become pregnant when you want to be. As we have said earlier, infertility is more common than an ordinary mind think of it. However, there are ways to enhance your fertility naturally without getting yourself involved into any sort of trouble. The tips given are for every woman. Whether you want to become pregnant or your family is complete, the following tips are equally helpful for both – these tips are more of health benefits than just for baby making abilities.
Practice, practice, practice!
According to the research work done by Winnifred Cutler, Ph.D., founder of the Athena Institute in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, a weekly sexual relationship normally controls the monthly cycle, and also hold-up the decline of female hormones (estrogen) with the age. Both of these factors have the tendency to improve your fertility. Increase in the number of female hormones or estrogen can also be associated with a healthier cardiovascular system, increased bone density, a milder menopause, higher good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol.
Body Mass Index (BMI) also plays an important role here. If you have a body mass index greater than 25, you will be more prone to health problems, such as polycystic ovary syndrome that upsets your menstrual cycle and you might not be able to get pregnant without complexities. The idea body mass index should be between 18.5 and 25.
Smoking is injurious to health in so many ways and everyone is now aware of this fact. Recent studies shows that the hazardous effects of smoking are not limited to lungs and heart, it also can cause your early menopause as toxins in cancer sticks disrupt ovulation. Quitting today can be helpful to preserve your fertility.
Hit the Hay
A low level of leptin is also a factor that causes infertility in women. Leptin is a hormone, which affects the hunger and weight regulation. When you are not having enough sleep, the level of leptin falls. To overcome this, try to have 7 to 8 hours sleep every night.
Another factor that cause harm to fertility is chemicals used in different home products. Such harmful chemical as Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are flame retardants found in plastics, in tech toys and in fabrics. According to the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the women with high PBDE bloods levels took as twice as long to conceive pregnancy as those with lower levels. These chemicals affect the sex hormones and alter the thyroid function. It is better to use vacuum with HEPA filter and wash your hands every so often to get rid of such chemicals.
Ace Your Exams
Sometimes sexually transmitted infections can be cause of infertility. Infections like Chlamydia cause pelvic inflammation and scarring of the fallopian tubes. Always go for safe sex and keep a check on your ob/gyn in order to supervise your reproductive health.
Don’t Rule Out Ice Cream
Here is good news for ice cream lovers. According to a study from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, your fertility improves by consuming full fat dairy products like milk; cheese and ice cream, as a fat soluble compound in these products boost your odds of conceiving.
Mark Gapinski, M.D., an ob/gyn at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois says that folic acid (400mg a day) is a good medicine for women of childbearing age. Vitamin B is used to make and maintain new cells in the body. Folic acid is naturally abundant in leafy greens like spinach (260mg per cup) and in lentils (360mg per cup) and is a god preventative against miscarriage and other birth defects.
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