Are you interested in increasing your fertility without invasive medical procedures? In this article, we’ll share specific things you can do to boost natural fertility within your body starting today.
What is Natural Fertility?
Before we dive into specific things you can do to boost natural fertility, let’s cover what exactly natural fertility means. The term natural fertility refers to the ability of a person to become pregnant without medical interventions, such as IVF. It relies on all the body’s own reproductive abilities and menstrual cycles to conceive.
If you’ve struggled with becoming pregnant, it can be tempting to jump straight into IVF treatments. However, aside from being extremely expensive and unaffordable for many people, IVF can be ineffective. This is because unlike with natural fertility, IVF doesn’t address the root issue causing you to have a difficult time conceiving in the first place.
Natural fertility works to optimize your health and reproductive system to increase your chances of becoming pregnant. When working with a natural fertility specialist, they will be able to identify any underlying health conditions that might be causing your infertility.
How To Increase Natural Fertility
Boosting your natural fertility can potentially be done by making specific changes to your lifestyle. Here are some things you can try:
1. Eat a Balanced Diet
The food you eat can impact your overall health, including your fertility. Make sure to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein. If needed, consume folic acid, iron and other important nutrients (just make sure to get a blood test with a licensed medical professional before taking any supplements).
2. Manage Your Stress
Stress can really take a toll on your health, disrupting your menstrual cycle and hormone levels. To reduce stress, consider journaling, going on short walks throughout the day, and deep breathing exercises. Each of these can help you feel more calm and have better self-talk when stressful situations arise in life.
3. Avoid Smoking and Limit Alcohol
Make sure to avoid smoking if you are trying to conceive and limit your alcohol intake, as both activities can reduce fertility.
4. Limit Caffeine
If you drink caffeine during the day, try to limit your intake to one cup per day, or even remove it from your diet altogether. Caffeine can potentially affect hormone balance and reduce blood flow to your reproductive organs, which could affect the quality of your eggs.
Drinking water and staying hydrated is extremely important for your health, including for your fertility. Try to drink between 8 to 10 cups per day, unless instructed otherwise by a licensed medical provider.
6. Maintain Healthy Relationships
Relationships, whether with friends, family, or romantic partners can impact our mental health. Poor mental health can disrupt hormonal balance and menstrual cycles, while also reducing sex drive. By surrounding yourself with people throughout the week and staying connected, your mental health can improve which can potentially boost your fertility.
7. Speak with a Holistic Fertility Specialist
Natural Fertility Treatment 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.