Are you ready to start a family or grow your current one? Conception doesn’t always come easily, with many people struggling to become pregnant for months or years. The good news is there are a few things you can do that potentially increase your chances of getting pregnant.
In this guide, we’ll provide you with 6 specific steps you can take to boost your fertility.
6 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
1. Track Your Menstrual Cycle
Tracking your menstrual cycle can help you determine when you will be ovulating. You can do so by monitoring changes in your basal body temperature with a basal thermometer (the temperature will be higher during ovulation) or tracking changes in cervical mucus (from dry and clear to a stretchy consistency during ovulation).
2. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Getting at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, avoiding smoking, reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption, and eating a diet filled with whole foods and probiotics rather than foods with preservatives (typically packaged foods), can all play a role in increasing your chances of becoming pregnant. If you’re having trouble implementing these changes into your lifestyle, you might want to schedule an appointment with a fertility specialist who can provide you with guidance.
3. Manage Stress
Stress is a normal part of life, but when we experience too much stress it can cause hormonal imbalances, which impact fertility. If you’re feeling extra stressed lately, consider implementing different relaxation practices into your days. Examples include deep breathing, positive self-talk, basic yoga, walking, and journaling.
4. Address Underlying Health Issues
There are several underlying health issues that can reduce your chances of becoming pregnant. Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), are two common examples. If you’ve been diagnosed with a medical condition, it’s important to work with a provider who can help optimize your fertility despite the condition.
5. Get a Health Check
Becoming pregnant requires your body to be ready for conception. Consider scheduling an appointment with a provider to evaluate your current health status. They can assess your overall health and conduct a whole-body scan to provide you with guidance on supplements and specific steps you can take with your health to increase your fertility.
6. Speak with a Functional and Holistic Fertility Specialist
What are Common Conditions Associated with Infertility?
There are many symptoms and/or conditions that can contribute to infertility. When the underlying health issue is identified, functional and holistic fertility treatments can effectively address it.
- Unexplained Infertility
- Digestive issues
- PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
- Dryness of the vaginal area
- Chronic issues
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Chronic fatigue
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Absence of ovulation
- Insulin resistance
- Undiagnosed thyroid dysfunctions
- Adrenal fatigue
- Cortisol Imbalance
- Gut Infections
- Vaginal infections
- Low sperm count
- Hormone imbalance
- Low testosterone
Do Appointments with a Fertility Specialist Have to Be In Person?
Appointments with a fertility specialist can either be via telehealth or in person. This includes the consultation and any follow-up appointments, making it easy to receive treatment from anywhere in the country. If blood work is needed, your fertility specialist will send you to a functional label that is in your area.
Functional Infertility Treatment with Road to Fertility
Road to Fertility specializes in functional medicine for fertility issues. Dr. Marina Yuabova and her compassionate team treat infertility with natural treatments that work in harmony with your body. We approach infertility by combining functional medicine with quantum energy and quantum diagnostics, which are turned into healing energies. All of our treatments are natural and are tailored to your body’s specific needs. If the body is having a difficult time becoming pregnant, there is a specific underlying issue that first should be addressed. Once that issue is resolved, then the body can be ready to become pregnant.