A new year offers a fresh start and a time to prepare your body for pregnancy. At Neway Fertility we seek to help couples find the easiest, most natural way to pregnancy possible. In January, so many people have resolutions; it might be helpful to get your body ready for pregnancy.
There are many things to keep in mind when you are ready to become pregnant. Many people feel that they can let themselves go during this time, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Weight can play a big role in your ovulation cycle. The first thing you should consider doing is to develop a work out schedule that involves cardio as well as some minor weight lifting. This will help you stay and shape and help maximize your possibility of becoming pregnant.
Nutrition is also very important, you will want to avoid too many processed foods and stick with foods rich in zinc, vitamin E and folic acid. It is also helpful to start taking a multi-vitamin or a prenatal vitamin at this time.
It is so important to avoid cigarette smoking for both the male and the female in the relationship. Cigarette smoking can hinder sperm production. It is recommended that you quit smoking as a couple at least six months before trying to conceive. It is also ideal to refrain from drinking alcohol and avoid caffeine or teas with herbs as they also can cause issues with fertility.
Most importantly: rest and relax. Stress can wreak havoc on a body and can cause problems when trying to conceive. Make sure to pace yourself and not to take on any new big projects. If you are having issues conceiving, you may want to consider avoiding family or work situations that cause you undue stress.
Finally, please keep in mind that if you are over 40 and have been trying for 3-6 months, reach out to a specialist and get help. If you are over 30 and have been trying for a year, reach out to a specialist. One of the major causes of stress when trying to conceive is waiting too long to seek help – if you are having issues, once you get on the road to fertility, you will have hope. Neway Fertility is available for consultations and initial testing – just one call can ease your stress as taking action for any issue is the first step towards solving your problem.