Some causes of infertility, such as genetics, disease, or age, cannot be changed. But if you’re struggling to conceive when you’re healthy, a few changes in lifestyle and pace can help increase your chances. Here are the reasons that perhaps explain the lack of success of your attempts.
Body mass index
Doctors have long known that overweight or obese women have trouble getting pregnant. But according to a recent study cited by Health, the weight of men is just as important. Losing a little weight, even just a few pounds, can boost your fertility. Conversely, a woman whosebody mass index (BMI) is too low may have problems conceiving.
Being overly stressed not only harms the health of the baby when you are pregnant, but also doubles the risks of infertility. Researchers aren’t sure exactly why or how the stress hormone affects conception, but they suggest a few techniques like yoga and meditation to better deal with everyday anxieties.
Exercising at moderate intensity is excellent for your health and for fertility. But be careful not to overdo it. Spending more than five hours a week in the gym at too vigorous a pace can decrease your chances. For men, the reverse is also true: little exercise decreases the sperm quality.
Eating too many processed meat products like bacon, cold meats or hot dogs affects sperm responsiveness. Keeping the smartphone in your pants pocket exposes semen and the testes to harmful electromagnetic radiation. Smoking tobacco decreases the quality of ovaries in women and sperm in men. A balanced diet, a tidy phone and stopping smoking are things that will help both partners increase the chances of conception.
Do you concentrate your lovemaking on the days of ovulation? This technique is not necessarily the most effective. Instead, try to stagger your intercourse during the days before and after ovulation. Making love throughout the month allows the woman’s body to adjust itself better and prepare for reproduction.