The Most Effective and Natural Ways to Prepare Your Body to Conceive
Are you trying to get pregnant and looking for ways to improve your odds of conception? If you or your partner have been having trouble with fertility, you are not alone. Roughly 10-15% of couples struggle with infertility. There are many reasons for this, ranging from lifestyle choices to environmental factors. One of the most important things to know is that pregnancy is not out of your reach. Parenthood is within your grasp; all you need to do is find the right balance for your body.
What can impact your fertility?
One of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is to view your body as an integrated whole. Every part of your body affects the rest of the system as does the environment around you. When it comes to fertility everything from your diet, your sleep cycle and stress can affect your fertility. If you’re looking to get pregnant naturally, take a look at some of the potential lifestyle problems and reflect on any habits that you can change.
What to Avoid while trying to Improve Fertility
Two impeding factors of fertility are smoking and alcohol consumption. This may come as no surprise; there are many adverse side effects that come with both habitual smoking and heavy drinking. It has been clinically proven that smoking can reduce sperm counts in men and negatively impact conception rates in women while alcohol has more far-reaching effects. Quitting smoking is highly recommended regardless of your fertility goals.
Other factors include, but are not limited to:
- Poor sleep hygiene
- High trans-fats in your diet
- Excessive caffeine intake
- Poor nutrition
Some of these factors may have a deeper root-cause that needs to be addressed in order to improve fertility. For example, unhealthy lifestyle habits can lead to an irregular sleeping schedule, hormonal and other imbalances in the body, and infertility. Therefore, aside from treatment, many lifestyle changes will be needed to improve, maintain fertility and pregnancy health.
What to do to boost your fertility
We’ve talked a lot about lifestyle changes, but what can you actually do to increase your fertility? There is a lot of information floating around the internet these days, not all of it true or helpful.
Helpful tips that are supported by scientific evidence:
- Finding your body’s natural cycle. Look for your “fertility window,” which varies among individuals, but can be 6-7 days after your period has ended.
- Cutting back on trans-fats and processed grains.
- Adding more fibre to your diet.
- Cutting back on caffeine. While there is no strong link between caffeine intake and infertility, older studies have suggested that excessive consumption may delay fertility success rate.
Beyond these lifestyle changes, Traditional Chinese Medicine is a great natural and effective solution for infertility. This is where we can support your journey.
Simple Cures is the solution to your fertility concerns
At Simple Cures, we believe that fertility is a matter of internal balance. To find and maintain this balance, a gentle guiding hand can be tremendously helpful. This is why we take pride in our expert practitioner in women’s health – Jaime Ho, who is eager to help you on your path towards pregnancy.
Jaime is a Registered TCM Practitioner that has special interest and focus on women’s health issues. She has good experience in treating menstrual related concerns, menopausal symptoms, fertility improvements, stress and anxiety. Her passion comes from helping patients alleviate their health concerns and supporting them through their journey for better health and lifestyle.
If you would like to work with Jaime, consider booking an appointment with Simple Cures! We look forward to working with you, and we hope you will find success along your way.
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