There are many natural ways to increase fertility in both men and women, helping to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Here are just a few:
The secret is in the timing
Many people are unaware that there are only about six days each month when you may get pregnant – the best chance being on the day of ovulation. For women on a regular 28-day cycle, the day of ovulation is normally about 14 days after the start of a period.
Reduce alcohol intake and stop smoking
Both alcohol and smoking can have a negative impact on fertility and reproductive health. Stopping smoking and drinking less can help to improve your chances of having a baby.
Keep to a healthy weight
Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated using height and weight and can be an indicator of health. Ideally, your BMI should be below 25. Excess body fat can reduce your chances of becoming pregnant, as it can contribute to low sperm count in men.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet has many advantages. It helps maintain an ideal body weight, aids the regulation of hormones and improves your fertility health and wellbeing.
Foods such as green leafy vegetables (folic acid, calcium and iron), eggs and dairy (calcium), nuts and seeds (vitamin E, zinc and selenium) and citrus fruits (vitamin C) contain key nutrients needed for healthy fertility.
Find out more on how to improve your fertility naturally.