Whether you have been trying to get pregnant for months or are just beginning your journey, ensuring that you are fertile is a key component in this process. If you are struggling with getting pregnant, you are not alone, 6.1 million American couples struggle with fertility. There are multiple ways in which one can go about increasing their fertility. Outlined for you below are 4 natural ways that you can increase your fertility:
1. Follow a Fertility Diet
A fertility diet is a diet that consists of foods that are dense in specific nutrients that will help your body balance hormones and blood flow that contribute to many fertility issues. Natural Fertility Info’s website contains an abundance of useful information about the importance of following a fertility diet. You can learn more about it here.
2. Take Prenatal Vitamins
In addition to eating the proper foods, it is also important that you are filling your body with the proper vitamins needed to increase your fertility. Prenatal Vitamins are important to take BEFORE you conceive. Many women do not think about taking them prior to pregnancy, but they should because these vitamins contain nutrients that are key in developing a healthy egg. Among these nutrients are folic acid, iron, calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B-12.
3. Reduce Stress
Stress plays a MAJOR role when it comes to your overall health and well-being. Research shows that women with higher stress levels are 12% less likely to conceive than those with lower stress levels. There are many ways to reduce stress; meditate, take up a new hobby like crafting or gardening, yoga, exercise, read a book or even plan a fun night out for you and your significant other.
Acupuncture is a holistic approach that began in China over 2,500 years ago. Acupuncture is used to naturally help the body re-balance itself and has been proven to be effective in helping improve ovarian and follicular function. It is a safe practice and there aren't any known negative side effects. When acupuncture is used for fertility, it helps increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. When the blood flow is increased to the uterus, it thickens the lining, increasing chances for conception. Not only does it work to improve the flow of the reproductive system, acupuncture also helps reduce stress, decrease inflammation, reduce increased levels of FSH and regulates hormones.
Here at Acupuncture Wellness and Fertility Clinic, we specialize in fertility acupuncture. Not only do we provide services for women, we also provide fertility services for men too. We understand that this is an emotional and stressful journey and we will be there to provide you with all of the information and resources you may need on your journey to conception.