how to boost fertility in your 30s

Infertility in your 30s can be a common concern for many people. While fertility can sometimes naturally decline with age, it’s still very possible to become pregnant during your 30’s. Below are several things you can do to increase your fertility if you are trying to conceive.

8 Ways To Boost Fertility In Your 30’s

1. Eat a Balanced Diet

Nutrition plays a very important role in both female fertility and male fertility, as well as the follicle-stimulating hormone levels. By eating a diet that is rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, and iron, your body will be able to function at optimal levels. This potentially could make it more likely for you to conceive.

2. Maintain a Healthy Weight

Being underweight or overweight can cause a hormonal imbalance, which could affect fertility. Specifically, it can result in missed periods, making it difficult to become pregnant.

3. Manage Stress

When we become stressed, it takes a huge toll on our body and overall well-being. If you are trying to become pregnant and have high-stress levels, it can cause hormonal dysfunction and irregular ovulation or cause you to not ovulate at all. Practicing deep breathing, yoga, or journaling can help lower stress levels.

4. Limit Alcohol Intake

Try to eliminate alcohol intake, as it can lead to hormonal balance and disrupt the menstrual cycle and ovulation. Alcohol also impairs the function of the fallopian tubes and uterus, as well as negatively impacts the quality and quantity of eggs.
ways to boost fertility in your 30s

5. Exercise Regularly

Engaging in regular exercise can help with maintaining a healthy, natural weight. The exercise doesn’t need to be strenuous – even walking for 30 minutes a day can make a big difference in how you feel and how well your body functions.

6. Sleep

Sleep plays an extremely important role in regulating our hormones. When we are sleep-deprived, the release of reproductive hormones can be affected, leading to irregular menstrual cycles and preventing the body from ovulating. Try to get between 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night.

7. Monitor Your Menstrual Cycles

By tracking your menstrual cycle, you can identify your most fertile days and time your intercourse appropriately.

8. Speak with a Functional and Holistic Fertility Specialist

When you’ve been trying for months or years to become pregnant, it can take a toll on your mental health, which can only make it more difficult to get pregnant. If you feel like you have tried everything but still have been unable to conceive, or have been unable to maintain a healthy pregnancy (carrying a pregnancy to full-term), consider seeing a functional fertility specialist.

It’s a natural approach to reproductive medicine that has been found to be very effective for infertility. It also is much more affordable than IVF and gets to the root of the infertility issue to help you achieve optimal reproductive health.

Are There Any Medical Conditions That Can Affect Fertility in My 30s?

Yes, there are many medical conditions that can negatively affect fertility and/or prevent you from having a healthy pregnancy. Often times when the body is unable to conceive, it’s a sign that there is an underlying health issue occurring. In order the increase your chances of becoming pregnant, that underlying issue needs to be addressed first. 
The below health issues and medical conditions are common causes of infertility that can harm your reproductive health:
  • Blood sugar instability
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Digestive issues / Gut infections
  • Dryness of the vaginal area
  • Chronic illness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Adrenal Fatigue / Cortisol imbalance
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Absence of ovulation
  • Insulin resistance
  • Undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction
  • Insomnia
  • Pelvic infection
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Various lifestyle factors
  • Stress
  • Low sperm count
  • Hormone imbalance
Many people still believe that aging affects fertility. While aging can play a role in the number of eggs, there are actually many other health conditions that can play a bigger role in fertility in your 30s.

Do I Need Fertility Treatment?

When people have a difficult time becoming pregnant, they often immediately assume the answer is IVF or similar fertility treatments. But what many people don’t realize is that when the body is having a hard time conceiving, the issue is often due to an underlying health issue. 

The body needs to be healthy and have any issues identified and treated before it can be ready to conceive. Therefore, if you have an underlying health condition and you try IVF, it’s potentially unlikely it will work since you would first need to treat the root issue.

When Should I See a Fertility Specialist?

If you have been having intercourse for six months or longer without being able to conceive or carry a pregnancy to full term, consider seeing a functional fertility specialist. At Road To Fertility, our patients have the option of choosing between telehealth appointments or in-person appointments. This includes both the initial consultation and any follow-up appointments.

Functional Infertility Treatment in Your 30’s with Road to Fertility

Road to Fertility specializes in functional medicine for fertility issues. Dr. Marina Yuabova, DNP, APRN, BC, Naturopathic Doctor and her compassionate team treat infertility with natural treatments that work in harmony with your body. During your first appointment, Dr. Yuabova will listen to your concerns, conduct a medical history, and perform a whole-body energy scan with your consent. 

Dr. Yuabova’s goal is to find and address the root cause of the problem. With innovative diagnostic methods, and the correct testing, Dr. Yuabova can customize a fertility treatment plan based on your body’s specific needs.

After the cause of the issue is determined, medical evidence will be collected in the form of a complete blood panel, and treatment can begin.

Ready to increase your chances of becoming pregnant naturally?