When you’re ready to become pregnant, infertility delays your plans. Fertility treatment in Melbourne may include sperm injections, fertility drugs, or other medical interventions. However, you can take proactive steps to naturally boost your fertility and increase your chances of conceiving.
Achieve a Healthy Weight
Check with your practitioner to determine a healthy weight for you and strive to achieve that. If you’re overweight or underweight, you can hinder your ability to get pregnant.
Being overweight or obese means your body has more fat cells, and these cells often produce more estrogen — a hormone that can interfere with your ovulation. While it’s not a guaranteed reason why you won’t get pregnant, it could make it harder to conceive.
On the other hand, being underweight can also impact your hormone levels. As a result, you may not have regular menstrual cycles, or your menstrual cycle may stop completely. This could mean that you’re not ovulating. Without ovulation, you can’t become pregnant.
Limit Alcohol Consumption
If you’re trying to conceive, both you and your partner should limit alcohol use.
Although researchers haven’t determined an exact amount of alcohol that affects fertility, research shows that alcohol reduces a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. Specifically, heavy drinking increases a woman’s chances of ovulation disorders. For example, one study conducted in 2016 indicated an increase in the time it took for a woman to get pregnant if she consumed more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week.
Males should limit alcohol consumption as well. Alcohol can alter the shape, motility, and size of sperm as well as a man’s sperm count. Excessive alcohol consumption has been shown to lower testosterone, as well as luteinizing and follicle-stimulating hormone levels. All of these factors play a role in sperm production. Additionally, alcohol has been shown to raise estrogen levels in men, which can reduce sperm production.
Try to Minimize Stress
Ultimately, you should try to reduce the amount of stress you have as much as possible to boost your fertility.
Yes, this sounds like a conundrum — you’re trying to get pregnant and can’t but should minimize stress. However, you want to limit the stress in your life as much as possible, especially while you’re visiting a Melbourne fertility clinic. Every time your body feels stressed, it releases certain hormones. It’s part of your body’s flight or fight response. While they return to normal after the stress passes, the repeated change can eventually affect various aspects of your health, including fertility.
Start Exercising Regularly
When you exercise routinely, you’re increasing your fertility. Research shows women who exercise regularly conceived quicker than women who didn’t exercise regularly.
In addition, exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight, which benefits fertility.
Keep in mind that you should increase your exercise regimen gradually. If you exercise too much or amp up your exercise routine too rapidly, you could decrease your fertility.
Increase Your Fiber Intake
Fiber is known for its benefit on your digestive tract, but it can also help your reproductive system. Fiber is known to help moderate your blood sugar levels. Certain varieties of roughage are known to bind to excess estrogen in your system and help it to pass from the body.
In women, high estrogen levels can hinder the egg production process. Moreover, your body may not respond as well as it could to a fertility medication when you have high estrogen levels.
An increased fiber intake is beneficial to men as well. In men, high levels of estrogen may reduce the number of sperm produced. Additionally, it can make sperm production more difficult.
Reduce Refined Carbohydrate Intake
Refined carbs like sugary beverages, white bread, and cookies can cause your blood sugar to spike. Your body then produces insulin to combat the spike. Since insulin is similar to ovarian hormones, it affects egg maturation. Specifically, your body won’t produce as much of the other hormones because it thinks you don’t need them, ultimately negatively impacting egg maturation and ovulation.
Contact Viera Fertility Center
Getting pregnant isn’t easy for every couple. However, fertility treatment in Melbourne from Viera Fertility Clinic can help couples through the journey by offering IVF and various other fertility treatments. Additionally, you can take these outlined steps to improve your fertility naturally before and during treatment. Book an appointment with Viera Fertility Center today to start your journey to parenthood. We look forward to speaking with you!