It is undeniable that infertility has become a much more prominent health problem in our society. The CDC reports that, approximately 10 percent of women, between 15-44 years old have experienced infertility. Furthermore, male infertility currently accounts for roughly 30 - 40% of all cases. There are many medical conditions that contribute to, or maybe the primary cause of infertility. If you have been struggling with infertility or if you are ready to take the plunge into attempting a pregnancy, there are several simple and inexpensive steps you can take to maximize your chance of achieving your miracle. It is imperative to do everything you can to ensure you are healthy when having fertility treatments.
Our bodies are naturally fertile, so when fertility is compromised there is likely to be an underlying condition. Infertility is one way our bodies communicate, “Something’s not right!”. Although many conventional fertility treatments work well for most people, dietary and lifestyle changes are simple steps you can take now to improve your fertility. Even if you are not currently pursuing fertility treatments, making dietary and lifestyle changes will benefit you with other health issues. Excess weight, stress, elevated blood sugar, lack of energy, skin issues, and insomnia, all have an impact on fertility. It is important to note that fertility treatment is not one size fits all. If you are experiencing infertility, you should have a fertility specialist assess your condition, to rule out, or treat, any underlying medical conditions.
How Can You Help Your Infertility?
Beginning a workout regimen is an easy way to positively impact your fertility and overall health. Yoga is a great way to introduce a low impact, stress reducing, workout routine into your life. Yoga reduces stress, helps with mental and physical balance, and is a good initial workout routine. Making sure that you are getting enough sleep will reduce your stress as well as help with weight loss, mental focus, and overall well being. Keeping your body properly rested will help in many areas of your life and have benefits well beyond your fertility.
In addition to yoga and adequate restful sleep, you also want to focus on nutrition. Eating healthy alternatives, and watching your daily caloric intake will help you get in shape, feel better, and increase fertility. Keeping your body properly nourished, and in shape, is critical to your health and your future baby’s health, as well. By developing a healthy routine now you will not only increase your fertility and start healthy habits that you can pass on to your child. And when you do become pregnant, you will know your baby is getting the proper nutrients he or she needs.
Natural Infertility Treatment Options
Supplementing your diet with vitamins and herbs are also great ways to boost your fertility. One of the most important supplements for optimizing fertility is an adequate intake of Omega-3 fats or Cod Liver Oil. Adequate intake of Vitamin D, B, and C are also important in enhancing your fertility. Folate, Zinc, and Selenium can help as well. Several herbs may also have a beneficial effect on your fertility. Raspberry Leaf, Nettle Leaf, Dandelion, Alfalfa, Red Clover are just a few of the herbs believed to increase fertility. Always consult your fertility specialist before you begin a new regimen of herbs or other nutritional supplements.
These simple solutions will benefit, not just fertility, but many aspects of your life. Implementing these changes now will increase your health and maximize your chances of success as you begin your journey to parenthood. In addition to making healthy choices choosing the right doctor and fertility clinic is also a critical step to maximize your success. Be sure to choose a doctor who will consider your total health when recommending options to treat infertility. Your doctor should be knowledgeable about natural or holistic approaches to optimize your fertility. Doctor McNichol and the staff at the Fertility Center of Orlando are committed to helping you find natural and holistic solutions to improve your fertility. The FCO staff is very knowledgeable and eager to help you navigate through all the available treatment options. Their goal is to improve your total wellbeing while helping you to implement valuable lifestyle changes to optimize your fertility.
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