Now you may be all set to start a family but that doesn’t mean that your body is going to allow it. Infertility is a problem that affects a number of people - both men and women. For most couples, this problem remains to be an undiscovered medical issue at least until they decide to have a baby. It is not the kind of problem that can’t be fixed. With the right kind of guidance, you can boost your fertility levels.
Now, you may be wondering what steps you need to take. Your doctor can help you in giving the right kind of medications to take in order to boost your fertility, if necessary. They may even advise surgery in some cases. Apart from following the regular instructions given by your doctor, there are a few lifestyle changes you need to make in order to boost your fertility as well as to maintain it.
Here are a few things to do to:
1. Give up all bad habits
When you are planning to welcome a baby into the house, you can’t be drinking alcohol and smoking all the time. It is not only an unhealthy environment for your baby but these habits can also affect your fertility. At least during the time that you are trying to conceive, ditch the habits.
2. Improve your eating habits
You ought to try and keep a watch on the kind of foods you consume when you are trying to have a baby. Try and replace those unhealthy snacks you love with healthier options. If you are a big fan of chocolates, have just one square of dark chocolate a day. Instead of ice creams, have yoghurt. Include a good portion of fruits, vegetables and protein in your diet.
3. Stay well hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is a must when you are trying to conceive. If you don’t, the cervical fluid (through which the sperm flows to fertilise an egg) will become too thick. For men, not drinking enough water reduces the semen produced and also lowers the semen quality. So, ensure that you drink enough water every day.
4. Cut down the caffeine
Coffee is another drink you may have to give up. Give up all caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, sodas) and switch to decaf. If you are a coffee addict and the thought of giving up coffee makes you sweat, keep it down to one small cup of coffee in a day.
5. Try to stay stress-free
It is common for parents to be under pressure to have a baby. The pressure could be from their family, their partner or just their own tension about why they are not able to conceive. Try to stay calm by meditating and doing yoga.
Remember that these are only additional tips you should follow to boost your fertility. If you think you are facing fertility issues, you must consult your doctor about it. They will perform tests to figure out what is best for you and how you will be able to conceive.