Fertility Doctor Reveals How to Increase Your Chances of Conception in Your 30s

Fertility Doctor Reveals How to Increase Your Chances of Conception in Your 30s

From cutting back on the coffee to using lubricant, a fertility doctor reveals a few lifestyle tweaks that could help boost your chances of contraception once over the age of 30.

Medical advisor Dr. Michael Eisenberg states that a woman’s fertility can decline over time as she ages. He further explained, “Women are born with a set number of eggs, which decreases as they age, and the quality of these eggs also declines with time.”

Dr. Eisenberg stated, “The average man now carries around half as much sperm compared to 40 years ago and most sperm do not naturally make it very far into the female reproductive tract. If there are no physiological problems, then factors relating to lifestyle can also play a part. These can include being overweight or drinking too much alcohol.”

Top Tips for Increasing Fertility

Dr. Eisenberg recently revealed his top tips for increasing fertility, including the time of the month you have sex, and cutting back on unhealthy foods.

Eating Healthy Diet: He revealed that consuming a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats such as omega -3 fatty acids is the best way to prepare your body to conceive. This is essential for men, also, and women as minerals such as zinc have been proven to improve sperm quality.

Reduce Stress

It is unclear if stress causes infertility. However, the emotional effect of infertility and subsequent stress is well documented. Dr. Eisenberg suggests considering natural ways to reduce stress such as yoga or meditation for relaxing and taking yourself away from anxiety provoking situations as much as possible.

Limit Alcohol Intake

A study of alcohol consumption revealed more than 3-6 drinks per week was associated with lower fertility rates among women, especially if the drinking occurred during the time of ovulation or post ovulation. For men, heavy alcohol consumption is associated with lower testosterone levels and reduced sperm counts. There is good evidence that reducing or abstaining from alcohol may improve IVF outcomes for both men and women. There is compelling evidence that both men and women should cut back on alcohol consumption when trying to conceive.

Have Sex Regularly

Studies show that couples who have sex every other day have more chance of conceiving than those who have sex less often. However, Dr Eisenberg stated, “Try to avoid making sexual activity an obligation, make it pleasurable, rather than a chore.”

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