Trying to conceive can be different for everyone, and if you are currently in the process, you probably know all the basics. Monitoring your ovulations, eating a healthy diet, and regularly exercising, can all be great ways to increase your fertility, but they aren’t the only ways. There are several not so typical ways you can increase your chances of conceiving, and if you are doing everything by the book, without any luck, you might want to consider them:  

Skip the Sushi

Yes, skip the sushi, well at least the sushi rolls containing predatory fish. Swordfish, mackerel, and any fish that are higher on the food chain are usually associated with infertility, due to their elevated levels of mercury. If you are currently attempting to conceive, limit or avoid your intake of fish that contain high levels of mercury.

Eat a Big Breakfast

If your period tends to be irregular or you suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome (POS), try eating most your calories before noon. Studies have shown that women with POS who make breakfast their largest meal, tend to have a higher rate of ovulation than women who don’t. Besides, a good hearty breakfast can set your metabolism into motion and keep your blood sugar level all day.

Kill the Night Light

Artificial light can seriously interfere with our quality of sleep.  Whether it’s a cell phone, TV or the glow from a street light — late night exposure can suppress your production of melatonin which aids in protecting your eggs from free radicals, especially during ovulation.  So the best way to increase your melatonin and protect your eggs? Get your recommended 8 hours of sleep in an electronic and light free room.

Get Your Hormones Checked

Your hormones can play a big part of your fertility. If you are struggling to conceive, hormone imbalance might be the cause, and there are many treatment options available that can rebalance your hormones and increase your fertility.  
NuWave Medical, PLLC offers hormone testing and treatment options for females living in New York City, Nassau County, and Suffolk County, Long Island. Visit our website to learn more about female hormone replacement therapy, or give us a call at (631) 343-7144.