That’s it: you are determined to have a baby! But how can you boost your fertility when you want to have a baby? To put the odds on your side, the advice of our specialists … for women and for men.
When you’re a woman
Female fertility problems are most often due to ovulation disorders. It is about preserving at best its stock of eggs in the ovaries, defined from birth. Read also :Understanding the female cycle and ovulation.
Evacuate your stress
Stress reduces the quality of endometrial vascularity, essential for good implantationof the egg.
A cognitive behavioral therapy,10 relaxation and exercise sessions to eliminate negative thoughts and behaviors,reduces stress generated by fertility problems.
The negative effects of coffee on fertility appear from 300 mg per day of caffeine, or 4 to 5 cups of coffee.
Don’t be too skinny
Fat is rich in hormones, and in order to function well, the ovaries need a certain ratio of muscle mass to fat mass.
Protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are two sexually transmitted infections that can cause infertility if left untreated.
Sensations burns andabnormal discharge must alert. Read also :Sexually transmitted infections: be vigilant!
Think about vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 deficiency could affect fertility in women.
To favor on its plate: offal, clams, oysters, mussels. On prescription for vegetarians.
When you’re a man
The testes make sperm, from puberty to the end of life.
But their number, their mobility or their shape are sensitive to all kinds of parameters, with consequences on fertility.
Take an antioxidant cure
Lycopene is an antioxidant that can increase the number of normal sperm, improve their mobility, and reduce the number of abnormal ones.
It is found in tomatoes, raw or cooked. Beta-carotene from carrots or lutein from lettuce have similar effects. Read also : Fill up on natural antioxidants.
A diet rich in vitamin C summer, folic acid and zinc would improve the quality of sperm DNA in men over 44, according to a study published in the journalFertility and Sterility.
Practice a sport
Regular but reasonable physical activity – walking, swimming, cycling with moderate mileage – optimizes male fertility. Read also :8 tips for moving without being athletic!
Say no to cannabis
Smoking cannabis, even recreationally, affects sperm mobility and at least doubles the risk of testicular cancer.
Positioning your laptop correctly
Too often seated on the lap, the laptop is a “misplaced” heat source.
Avoid lubricating gels
Several studies have shown that gels to treat partner’s vaginal dryness can affect mobility sperm. In question, a change in the acidity of the sperm.
Ban clothes that are too tight
Give up pants and the briefs too tight. The testicles heat up, which is not good for sperm production, optimal at 35 ° C.
Opt for boxers orcotton boxer shorts, which dissipate heat better, and pants a little loose.
The more sportsmen spend the more time they have in their stool, the more abnormal sperm.
The cause is probably the compression of the testicles against the saddle or the heat produced by wearing tight clothing.
Bike lovers have an interest in reducing cadence and choose a comfortable saddleto avoid friction.
For women and men
Apart from age and possible illnesses, fertility depends on lifestyle factors.
Decreased sperm count and ova, disruption of the menstrual cycle: tobacco is the enemy of fertility.
Good news: stopping smoking helps restore normal fertility. Read also :Smoking cessation: what if you consult a tobacco specialist?
Avoid endocrine disruptors
Endocrine disruptors affect how hormones work. Many objects of everyday life (food packaging, varnishes, lacquers, etc.) thus contain phthalates, the main endocrine disruptors.
Also to be avoided, propylparaben and butylparaben, which are found in cosmetics, and bisphenol A, found in hard polycarbonate type plastics. Read also : Bisphenol A: what you need to know.
Losing your extra pounds
Significant overweight disrupts the ovarian cycle. As for men, American researchers found that the heavier they were, the more likely they were to have fewer sperm.
It is often enough to lose a few pounds to regain normal fertility, even far from the ideal weight.
Beware of painkillers
Paracetamol and aspirin in high doses could reduce the level of testosterone, a key hormone in sperm production.
Anti-inflammatory drugs non-steroidal drugs, such as ibuprofen, should be avoided in women duringthe ovulation period.An occasional catchn / Ano consequence.
There is a link direct between alcohol consumption and delay Design.
The ideal is to reduce alcoholto the maximum,even to banish it, whilewe are preparing for pregnancy.