Starting a family is an exciting time filled with an array of emotions! Though infertility might be a worry in the back of your mind, there are many everyday things you can do to improve your chances of conceiving:
1. Get Exercise
Studies have shown that women who get regular vigorous exercise decrease their chances of ovulatory infertility. With every hour you work out, you could be reducing your chances of infertility by 7 percent. So if you are looking to conceive anytime soon, you’ll want to hit the gym.
2. Cut Down on Caffeine or Alcohol
When it comes to caffeine and alcohol — every woman metabolizes it differently. Even your menstrual cycle can play a part in how you react to caffeine or alcohol. Since there is no definitive answer to how it affects your fertility, it’s best to cut down on your daily caffeine intake and avoid alcohol.
3. But Don’t Skip The Ice Cream
You read that right; you’ll want to get your daily dose of whole milk — so why not do it with ice cream! Now, this isn’t an open ticket to eat a tub a night, but if you replace one low-fat milk item a day with a full-fat ice cream treat, while still keeping your daily calorie intake in mind — you could be increasing your chances of fertility.
Stress is bad for your body mentally and physically. Meditation, yoga, and other relaxation techniques can help double your chances of conceiving. So if you are feeling overwhelmed, take 10-20 minutes twice a day to relax.
5.Track Your Days
Women ovulate on an average of 14 days before their next period. The most fertile time is usually five days before ovulation or on day one of ovulation. Looking to be precise; many local drug stores sell over-the-counter ovulation kits that measure the surge of hormones you receive just before ovulation.
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