For those who have been planning a baby for a while, will know that the right diet can indeed make all the difference. There are a number of foods out there that can help boost fertility, and if you are in that space, where everything you do, revolves around conceiving a child, you should indeed incorporate these tips in to your lifestyle to achieve a positive difference.
Watch your weight
Being overweight does not only affect other aspects of your health, but it also leads to the overproduction of certain hormones that could lead to disrupting ovulation. This could lead to irregular cycles and less frequent ovulation. You should also ensure that you are not too skinny, and have some amount of body fat that is needed for ovulation and for you to sustain your pregnancy. Work towards achieving the right balance.
Follow a Good Diet!
When your body is getting all the nutrients it needs, you will have a higher chance of conceiving. Iron, zinc, proteins and vitamin C should be consumed as the deficiency of these could lead to menstrual cycles that are long and ovulation that is less frequent, and high risk of miscarriage as well.
While oysters seem to be a great option for zinc, it’s easier to get your supply from daily supplements. Protein rich foods such as low fat dairy, fish, meat, eggs, beans work well.
Smoking does not affect one’s eggs, but it also affects the process of fertilization and implantation. While the damage is permanent, when one stops smoking, a certain amount of ovarian function will improve.
Understand your Cycle!
The normal length of a menstrual cycle is about 25 – 35 days. If you start counting, based on the first day of your period. If your cycle is longer, say about 42 days, it means that you ovulate less often.
You will have to visit your OBGYN to understand how you can treat this issue and with required treatment, you could conceive. Finding out what your fertile window is important, so that you can have intercourse regularly during that time.
The most fertile period is the day of ovulation and 4 or 5 days before that day. Usually the day of ovulation is 14 days of your LMP, but this is not certain as it could vary from case to case.
Bid Stress Good Bye!
Depression and Stress could be one of the causes for infertility. In months that are ridden with psychological distress, you could be less prone to conceiving. With high levels of stress, hormone production is thrown off balance, which makes your menstrual cycle unreliable. Therefore, it is very important that you learn how to manage stress through relaxation techniques such as Yoga or meditation, so that your hormone levels can be balanced.
Speaking with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist can help you achieve some great ideas for a good diet. So, be sure that you include good foods that facilitate ovulation and you can be sure of a healthy and happy pregnancy. Speaking with a Homeopath too can indeed help you greatly.