7 Tips for Improving Fertility During Your Daily Life Experiences

You and your partner have decided to have a baby. So of course both of you want to do everything possible to maximize the chances of a successful conception. Luckily there are vast resources of information for you to draw upon, including but not limited to friends and family who have kids, your healthcare professional, books, magazines, television and of course the internet. Here is another source of information to consider: Daily life experience, that being the things you can (and many times will) easily do every day.

#1 Hydration for Fertility

Drinking more water is always a good idea. Water creates plump egg follicles and a strong blood supply to the womb lining. Plus, if you are dehydrated, your cervical fluid – the stuff that helps the sperm find the egg – will be sluggish. If you do not drink enough water, the reproductive system will lose out as the body ensures that the more vital organs receive what they need first.

#2 Pain Killers Inhibit Fertility

Lay off the painkillers. Try to find more natural, non-medicinal ways to relieve pain (with your doctor's okay, of course). Some over-the-counter pills, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, can affect conception if taken around the time of ovulation. These drugs may suppress hormones called prostaglandins, which help release eggs into the Fallopian tube.

#3 Caffeine Can Contribute to Infertility

You may be one of those people who feel that coffee is the one thing that really gets you (and then keeps you) going. But that caffeine may be making things stop, not go. Research has shown that just one cup of coffee per day could halve your chances of conception. Many experts say caffeine may reduce the activity of the Fallopian tube muscles, which carry the eggs from the ovaries.

#4 Omega 3 Fats in Fish May Reduce the Risk of Miscarriage

There is something fishy going on around here. Or at least there should be. Some studies show omega-3s, which are found in oily fish, such as salmon and in linseed, may reduce the risk of miscarriage and also improve sperm quality. These essential fats are crucial for healthy hormone functioning, but many of us do not get enough.

#5 Drug Use Increases Infertility Risk

Essential medicines aside, it is best to say "nope" to dope. Aside from the myriad problems and complications associated with recreational drug use these often abused drugs, such as cocaine and marijuana, have been found to lower sperm counts and increase abnormal sperm, while female drug users can face ovulation problems. The risks for baby and mother become even more pronounced when conception occurs.

#6 Avoid Refined Carbohydrates

Carbs are good in your car's internal combustion engine. In yours, not so much. Some experts believe a diet high in refined carbohydrates, like white bread, pasta and biscuits, can affect conception. Here is another case of dealing with foods that may taste very good but not be very good for you.These foods raise blood sugar quickly, causing an insulin surge that can impair fertility.

#7 Stress Impacts Fertility

Do not let stress depress your success. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is one of the biggest factors that contribute to hormonal imbalance. For a woman to conceive, her hormones must be in balance, so when her stress levels are too high, especially chronically, she will have a difficult time getting pregnant. Stress can have a huge impact on female fertility. It can also slow male sperm production and lower libido. Nothing comes more naturally than relaxing.

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