The Nutritional Preconception Checklist Diet Influences for IVF, Infertility, Conception and Pregnancy Planning
Watch Those Scales for Gaining Increased Fertility
It has been revealed after rigorous studies that 12% of the fertility issues are caused due to weight issues. Both situations, being overtly thin or over weight, can cause problems in conceiving easily. Body Mass Index between 19 and 25 is considered to be the ideal, wherein BMI= weight in pounds divided by height in inches. For underweight women, problems can range from not menstruating while overweight women run the risk of hormonal imbalance preventing conception. However, the good news is that 70% of women with weight problems experienced increased fertility and conceived soon after shedding or gaining the needed pounds.
Moderation | The Key to Increased Fertility
In our stressful lives, we often tend to get hooked on to some or the other habit which might be the latent reason for the loss of fertility in women. Smoking excessively, alcohol addiction or excessive caffeine intake can all result in a woman facing troubles while trying to get pregnant. Experts have proved that consumption of more than 5 cups of coffee (or 500 mg caffeine) can contribute to decreased fertility. Similarly, Swedish researchers have found that the fertility decreased by 60% for the women having two alcoholic beverages a day. According to a study published in Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, smoking reduces the receptivity of the egg in the uterus for women while in men smoking can reduce the sperm production and damage the DNA. So in short, moderation, better still, removing toxins from your body and replenishing with prenatal nutrients is the only way, to gain increased fertility.
Monitor the “Fertile Window”
The prenatal period of increased fertility, as per the doctors is three days before the ovulation. Keeping a close track of the ovulation period by a calendar method or by using an ovulation predictor kit (sold online and in drugstores) can help the couples to have intercourse during the fertile window. Increased fertility occurs about 14 days before the menstrual period is due.
Improve Your Nutritional Health
Having a malnourished body can result in hormonal imbalances that can further affect the prenatal menstrual cycles for women. Therefore, a healthy diet based fertility nutrition can lead to increased fertility for most of the women who have some or the other kind of deficiencies. It has been found that one-third of the reasons of infertility is attributed to females, one-third to males and one-third to unidentifiable reasons or both partners. With aging, men and women both tend to lose out on the essential prenatal vitamins required for a healthy body, in order to conceive. So stop wondering if you might have learn about in vitro fertilization and start acting! Begin with a healthy diet and exercise to get a body, which becomes naturally fertile, so you don’t have to spend a lot to visit doctors for increased fertility.
Article: Clinical Nutritionist Lynette Ellison