There’s no one-size-fits all answer for solving fertility problem in a woman that has been experiencing difficulty conceiving. Most women that are over the age of 35 years are usually the ones that are particularly affected due to their advancing age and unhealthy foods that they have been eating, which directly reduces their egg quality, by so doing leading to the problems of conception.
The reality is that our environment today has changed tremendously from the way it was 50 years ago.
Due to the sudden rise in processed food industries, petrochemical products and beauty care product companies spread all over the country, chemical substances also known toxins have become major constituents in these products.
Sadly, many of these products are not regulated and thereby exposing you to health issues according from latest findings by World Health Organization and then leading to infertility and reproductive health issues, such as:
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Ovarian cysts
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Low sperm count and motility
Hence, in order to address these issues seriously affecting many women and hindering them from conceiving and carrying their babies, certain changes have to be made, as follows…
- Eating fertility-friendly foods:
There’s a common saying that “what you eat is what you are”, this is very true considering that the nature and quality of foods in the average Nigerian family’s table lacks adequate nutrients and vitamins needed to keep one healthy and sustain the body’s defense mechanism.
Most importantly, for a woman trying to conceive, it’s even critical she focuses on eating fertility-friendly foods which will provide her with the needed nourishment and vitamins to improve her fertility health and make new hormones, because foods are the building blocks of female hormones.
Here Are A Few Examples of Fertility Boosting Nutrients and Vitamins:
1. Vitamins C
2. Zinc supplement
3. Vitamin D
4. Vitamin B12
5. Omega 3 fatty acids
6. Folic acid
8. Protein (white meat, avoid red meat)
10. Lipoic acid
- Maintain A Healthy Weight:
While trying to conceive, a woman should aim at maintaining a healthy weight because being overweight or underweight can result to lack ovulation issues thereby resulting infertility and difficulty in getting pregnant because for a woman to conceive she certainly will need to ovulate and release healthy eggs, in which is she’s overweight or underweight may not be achieved.
To ensure your weight is in check, target your BMI (body mass index) to always fall within the range of 19 – 24 kg/m2, and try to avoid fatty foods known as saturated fatty acids and foods with too much carbohydrates.
- Reduce Alcohol Intake:
Alcohol affects fertility severely in women according to recent findings, by making the egg quality/life span to age quickly by almost 10 years!
In addition, frequent alcohol consumption introduces nicotine (toxins) into the body, and studied have shown that nicotine is harmful to fertility and affects conception in women.
- Know Your Ovulation Cycle:
Ovulation is the period a woman’s follicle releases egg, and this happens only once in a month.
The reason some women are not conceiving quickly is because they are not monitoring or tracking their ovulation using convenient and simple methods like using ovulation predictor kits, ovulation calendar or other natural body signs to know when ovulation has started.
Knowing your ovulation cycle is very important for you, so you can time sex and enjoy with your husband and increase your chances of getting pregnant when you are most fertile to take in. Most especially if he is not usually around at home due to his nature of work or other occupational engagements.
Great Tools & Signs You Can Use To Track Your Ovulation:
- Ovulation calculator
- Ovulation predictor kit
- Cervical mucus discharge
- Feeling pain on one side of your abdomen
- A great urge to have s.ex on a certain day
5. See a Fertility Expert:
When trying to conceive, it’s advisable you seek the counsel and ongoing support of a fertility specialist or doctor before you embark on the journey of motherhood, or trying to conceive.The reason is because seeking an expertise advice will help to first unravel any underlying cause of your infertility by doing proper assessment, undergoing necessary laboratory tests and examination to know the root cause of your infertility, and then place or recommend you the best and effective treatment option, based on your individual need.
- 6. Take Natural Remedies:
Certain experts may be biased about using natural remedies to boost ovulation, however from clinical experience using Chinese traditional medicine and via case studies and pregnancy testimonials remarkable improvements have been obtained using natural and h.erbal remedies in curing certain infertility problems and boosting ovulation that orthodox medicine could not treat.
But, it’s important a couple trying to conceive work with an experienced fertility specialist or health professional for guidance and best recommendation than get these products from retailers.
Join thousands of Nigerian women who are getting enlightened by our natural fertility articles by subscribing to My Special Weekly Newsletters.
Inside, You Will Receive…
- A Free Guide on How to Get Pregnant Naturally and Carry Your Baby
- The Top Fertility Secret i have been using to help my patients and clients get pregnant
- 12 Natural Fertility Foods You Can Use to To Boost Your Fertility
- Best Baby-making Positions You Can Practice With Your Partner For Getting Pregnant faster