5 Natural Ways to Improve Your Chances of Falling Pregnant

Sep 6, 2017

Deciding to have a baby can be both an exciting and stressful time. If you think a baby might be in your future, you can start doing things now that will increase your chances of becoming pregnant. The good news is these changes are relatively simple to make and will help you even if you choose to not become pregnant. Here are five all natural ways to boost your fertility.

1 Watch your diet

Maintaining a healthy diet is important for both your current health and the health of your future baby. Eats lots of leafy green vegetables, omega 3 fatty acids, and low processed foods. You may want to add a multivitamin in everyday to help you fill in the gaps that your diet might miss.

Eating healthy will also help you maintain a healthy weight. Studies show that overweight and underweight women have decreases in fertility. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water in your new diet as well.

2 Skip the alcohol (and extra cup of coffee)

Alcohol and caffeine have very different effects on the body but neither are good for helping your fertility. Both of these substances can affect your hormone levels, making it more difficult to become pregnant. Do not worry though, you can still have your daily cup of Joe and an occasional glass of wine with dinner. Excessive consumption of either substances is when they greatly inhibit fertility.

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3 Stop smoking

Cigarettes have no health benefits for you or your future child. You cannot smoke while you are pregnant, so now is the perfect time to quit. In addition to the dangers of lung diseases, cigarettes also damage a woman’s eggs and age her ovaries. It is also important for a woman’s partner to quit smoking. Smoking affects a man’s sperm count, as well as damages the woman’s health from second hand smoke.

4 Exercise to de-stress

If you find the thought of going to the gym unbearable, do not worry. You can choose any form of movement as exercise. Walking, hiking, running, biking, golfing, tennis, or yoga are all great ways to get your blood flowing and improve your physical and mental health.

Trying to conceive can be a stressful process, so lowering your stress level is important. Exercise will give you an outlet for stress release as well as helping you maintain a healthy weight.

5 Chart your cycle

If you have not paid much attention to your periods before, now is the time to start tracking them. Knowing your “fertility window” is key to getting pregnant. Track when your start, how long your period lasts, and when your next cycle starts. This will give you a better idea of when you ovulate. You can also track your basal body temperature and cervical mucus to help identify this important time.  

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As you enter the world of fertility and conception, you might find yourself overloaded with information. It is okay to feel overwhelmed but remember to stay calm and not put pressure on yourself. Follow the steps above and be sure to consult medical professionals for any questions you may have.