10 tips to maximize your chances of getting pregnant
Want to become a mom or dad and know how to increase your chances of getting pregnant? Here are 10 tips to boost your fertility naturally.
Knowing and understanding your body
1- Check-up before getting pregnant
Before anything else, you can make an appointment with your gynecologist or midwife to take stock of the situation. During the preconceptional check-up, he or she can prescribe supplements (folic acid/vitamin 9, iodine and iron) and blood tests if necessary.
2- Interpreting your ovulation period
Learn to understand your cycle and when you ovulate, which is a real key stage in fertility. In general, this phase begins around the 14th to 20th day of the cycle (each woman’s date is different). During this period, a woman’s chances of getting pregnant are the highest of the entire cycle.
3- Time for detox
To increase your chances of getting pregnant, say goodbye to cigarettes, which are the number one enemy of your fertility. The same goes for your spouse, since he or she will participate in 50% of your fertility. Another element not to be neglected: drink a lot of water throughout the day. Also consider that certain plants can cleanse your body during the pre-conception period (lemon, rosemary, dandelion, lovage…) and plants that boost fertility such as nettle, yarrow, ginger and damask rose. Beware, some plants are not recommended in case of MAP or IVF, ask a professional.
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Nutrition plays an important role
4- Eat a variety of foods
To provide your body with all the nutrients it needs and essential to its proper functioning, eat everything in reasonable quantities.
5- Good fats
Omega 3 helps the production of good hormones and contributes to the normalization of menstrual cycles. Omega 6 improves the structure of reproductive cells. These good fats are found in different oils, oleaginous fruits (nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts) and fatty fish such as mackerel, sardines, anchovies…
Limit bad fats as much as possible: all fats from industrial processing.
6- A good blood sugar level
To avoid blood sugar spikes, choose foods rich in fiber and those with low blood sugar levels such as pulses, cereals and wholemeal flours. Limit your consumption of refined white sugar as much as possible. If you can’t manage it, replace it with coconut blossom sugar or agave syrup.
7- Fruits and vegetables
They will be your allies for their great contributions in vitamins and minerals. A simple tip: the more colorful your plate, the more vitamins it will contain. Limit pesticides when possible by eating local and seasonal fruits and vegetables and by favoring the short circuit.
Adopt good habits regarding your lifestyle
8- Goodbye endocrine disruptors
They are to be banned at all costs, beware they are present almost everywhere: in cosmetics, in cleaning products, in food or in packaging. However, they alter the proper functioning of hormones and harm fertility. Also avoid parabens and their derivatives. For your skin care products, favor the most natural products possible with a good composition, whether before or during your pregnancy.
9- Managing stress
It is not easy to control but stress and fertility do not mix. It is therefore necessary to learn how to manage it by following simple and effective methods such as homeopathy, yoga, hypnosis, sophrology or acupuncture… It is up to you to choose the one that suits you best.
10- Staying active
Regular but reasonable physical activity improves fertility, such as walking, swimming and cycling. Yoga is also believed to improve fertility and is highly recommended for MAP or IVF.