June is World Infertility Awareness Month and we can’t think of a better time to be proactive about your fertility health.
Here are some things you can do to take charge of your fertility.
Track your periods and understand when in the cycle you are ovulating: It’s worth knowing when your fertile period is. Generally speaking, you ovulate around 14 days before the first day of your next period. Try to have sex around the time of ovulation each month.
Get to know what is going on with his health: When facing fertility problems,The woman’s health is not the only piece to the fertility puzzle. A man’s health can affect the fertility process just as much as a woman’s health. There are a variety of conditions that can affect male fertility, such as poor testosterone levels, physical defects, hormonal imbalance, problems with ejaculation, etc.
Get intimate with your partner: This may seem like a no brainer, but sometimes all the stresses of constantly thinking about getting pregnant can cause you to neglect your bedroom time. Regular sex can be a great stress reliever and it can also help your ovulation cycles to stay regulated. Also chances of conception rise from 15% for couples having sex once a week to 50% for couples having sex three to four times a week.
Achieve and maintain a healthy weight & and Avoid Drugs and Alcohol: If you are not at a healthy weight for your height and body type it can affect periods, ovulation and cause many other health conditions. Alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes are big no-nos for couples trying to get pregnant. All affect the quality of eggs, the ability to conceive, as well as decrease sperm viability, motility, and concentration.
Make an appointment with a fertility specialist to discuss how to overcome infertility: if you have been trying to conceive for at least one year (or at least six months if you are older than 35), it’s time to seek help from an expert.