For many, trying to conceive a baby is an exciting, fun journey. Yet for others, it can quickly become stressful and anxiety inducing. During my personal year and a half long journey through secondary infertility, I tried just about everything to boost my fertility through natural ways. Some were successful and others flopped.
Now that my twin boys are a year old, I’m able to look back on that time and pin point what tips to increase fertility really helped me on my journey.
Even if you’re not facing infertility but are trying to conceive or planning to start trying, it’s a great idea to take steps to boost you and your partner’s fertility using healthy, natural methods. These are my favorite tips and tricks to increase fertility:
Try Fertility Acupuncture
I found my sessions with a reputable acupuncturist to help my body find balance and harmony. Beyond improving my cycles and ovulation, acupuncture helped me sleep better and reduce stress.
This vitamin has been clinically proven to improve ovulatory function and egg quality. It is the main ingredient in our Fertility Support For Her drink mix and is important for boosting fertility. The taste-free drink mix was a great way to start my day.
Eat a Whole Food Diet
A great method for boosting fertility and overall well-being is to eat a whole foods diet. When trying to conceive, eat leafy greens, organic dairy and high-quality protein like grass-fed beef and wild salmon. Not only will this improve your fertility, but eating healthy will boost your well being throughout pregnancy.
Take a High Quality Prenatal Vitamin
If you’re even thinking about starting to try to get pregnant, it’s important to start taking a good prenatal vitamin. Premama's Prenatal Duo-cap Pill is a great option for TTC mama’s. It’s formulated with the best quality ingredients and is gluten-free and non-GMO.
Get Regular Exercise
Getting the right amount of exercise can do wonders for your mood, well-being and it can may even help with boosting fertility. If you’re struggling to conceive due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or are overweight, regular exercise can help regulate your hormones and insulin sensitivity.
Shift Your Focus
When trying to get pregnant, it’s easy to become consumed with thinking about it. I found it was best to get out of my head and focus my attention else-where. I started volunteering in an effort to shift my attention towards helping others.
Avoid smoking, caffeine and alcohol
Basically anything that hurt your general health, will also affect your fertility. Treat your body like a temple and only introduce foods and drinks that will boost your wellness. If you really need an energy boost, try Premama’s Energy Boost Drink Mix. It’s formulated without caffeine, making it ideal for those trying to conceive.
Studies show that high levels of stress can still make getting pregnant more difficult.* If your lifestyle is high-stress, it may be beneficial to take active steps to find more balance and harmony. Meditating, praying or keeping a gratitude journal can help lower your stress levels.
Sleep at Least 8 Hours
You cannot underestimate the power of sleep to improve your well-being. Reproductive endocrinologists recommend women get at least 8-9 hours of sleep per night to optimize their hormones and health for fertility.**
Improve Male Fertility Too
Boosting fertility extends to men as well. There are many natural methods men can use to improve their sperm count and quality. We developed a Fertility Support for Him drink mix that contains ingredients such as Vitamin E, EGCg (Green Tea Extract), and L-Cartinine. Click here to learn more. Working together as a couple helps ensure you’re both in the best shape to conceive!
I hope that your journey to conception is a positive experience for you and your partner. Try these ten tips to increase fertility naturally and give yourselves the best possible shot at a quick conception. Best of luck Premamas!
~ Liz, Mom Blogger
Liz Batman is a wife, mom of three, online marketer, home cook, athlete and nature-lover living in Toledo, OH. On her blog she writes about her personal life as a mom raising her little girl and twin boys, food she likes to cook, products she loves (Liz’s list) and anything else parked in her mind. All moms can relate to Liz and she’s happy to answer any questions you might have! Feel free to contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org