10 tips to improve the chances of getting pregnant
- Sexually transmitted diseases should be prevented by avoiding unprotected sex, and any existing sexually transmitted disease should be treated. Infections caused by sexually transmitted diseases may result in infertility in both men and women.
- Being overweight or underweight may reduce your chances of conceiving, as weight influences the hormonal balance. Both men and women should therefore make sure they eat a healthy and varied diet so that their bodies get the vitamins and minerals they need.
- Smoking helps to reduce the quality of both eggs and sperm cells, and we therefore recommend that anyone trying for a baby should stop smoking.
- An intake of more than 500 mg of coffee per day, equivalent to five cups, may increase the time it takes to conceive.
- Women with heavy alcohol consumption often ovulate irregularly, or not at all. Modest alcohol consumption is recommended for men and women who are planning a baby.
- Medication may affect fertility, so if you are on regular medication, you should talk to the doctor who prescribes it.
- Foods containing folic acid promote fertility. We recommend that you eat a healthy and varied diet and take a folic acid supplement if you want to conceive.
- Endocrine disruptors can affect fertility. The effect depends on the substances involved and the degree of exposure. We are exposed to chemical substances on a daily basis, and this is unavoidable. It is advisable to choose products bearing the Nordic Swan or EU Flower ecolabel and to avoid using perfume. In addition, you should only take medication or dietary supplements in consultation with your doctor. If you want to conceive, it is important to talk to your doctor about any medication you are taking.
- Anyone – male or female – who has had any infection of the lower abdomen or the reproductive organs should not hesitate to seek medical assistance, as conceiving naturally may otherwise be very difficult.
- Daily exercise is always good for both body and health, and we recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity per day.
You are always welcome to contact us here at Vitanova if you have any questions about fertility. We help people who are involuntarily childless by providing advice and assistance with pregnancy, and we would be very pleased to arrange a meeting with you.