Fertility treatment is often thought of as involving medication to push the body to be more fertile. Contrary to that belief, natural fertility treatments are on the rise and have proven to have success rates that rival that of traditional fertility care. Before seeking treatment for your fertility concerns, there are four things you can do to naturally improve your fertility.
The food you eat has a direct effect on your fertility. Eliminating caffeine from your diet can have a substantial effect on your overall health and fertility. Some research has shown that caffeine decreases blood flow to the uterus and can hinder implantation. Eat foods that are high in vitamins and minerals, such as fruits and vegetables, in order to be at optimal health.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of treating pain and illness. Small needles are inserted into the skin in order to regulate how the body functions. Many fertility experts prescribe acupuncture as a way to increase the lining of the uterus to create the ideal environment for implantation. Additionally, acupuncture has been successfully used to increase ovarian function.
Hectic schedules and busy lifestyles have made short nights of sleep the norm. It is common for individuals to only get five or six hours of sleep per night. While an individual may be able to survive at this reduced level, it is not sustainable and has negative effects on fertility. Production of the fertility hormones estrogen, progesterone and leptin can all be altered by lack of sleep, resulting in fertility issues. Although individual needs vary, aim to get eight hours of sleep per night.
Getting pregnant is largely about timing. A woman releases an egg once per cycle, and that egg is only viable for 24 hours after ovulation. Therefore, it is important to time intercourse with ovulation in order to have the best chance of becoming pregnant. Cycle charting or using an ovulation detector can provide you with your fertility window.
For additional information on natural fertility care, contact the experts at New Hope Fertility Center today. Their team of industry leading fertility physicians is dedicated to providing more holistic options for fertility care. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.