How to start increasing fertility

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You’ve decided: now is the time to start makin’ that baby. But before you do, or perhaps while you do, there are some things you can do to increase your fertility and your chances of getting pregnant sooner.

Start with a test

Talk to your gynecologist about a check up and a fertility test. Make sure all your parts are in good, strong working order and that your hormones are balanced and doing what they need to do to optimize fertility.

Think about your diet

There are definitely foods to eat and not eat in order to increase not only fertility, but prenatal health in general to get your body ready to produce a baby. There are also supplements you should be taking, folic acid may be the most important since it can prevent some birth defects. Others include selenium, zinc, and vitamin C. Prenatal vitamins include all of these and there is no reason why you can’t take them prior to getting pregnant.

Lifestyle changes may be needed

In order to increase fertility and set your body on a health path, avoid alcohol, caffeine (green tea is ok) and tobacco when trying to conceive.

Get an ovulation detector

Available at most pharmacies, these can tell you when you are likely ovulating and when the optimal times are for intercourse in order to achieve pregnancy. You can also check online for tips on how to figure out your own fertility cycle using a calendar and thermometer. If you keep a calendar, one which also notes dates of intercourse, be sure to share this with your doctor if you believe you are having trouble conceiving. These records can be invaluable when trying to pinpoint a problem with conception.

Exercise

It’s good to stay in shape and to relieve stress. Moderate exercise also helps to regulate the body’s systems. A strong, healthy body is also the best place to grow a little body!

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