Of all the health problems that a woman could go through, infertility can be one of the most difficult and (at times) heartbreaking. Often, infertility treatments can be invasive and tiring, costing more and more money each time you go through it. Modern medicine isn't your only hope for boosting your fertility however—before IVF and fertility medications, your ancestors used decidedly more natural treatments to increase their chances of having kids. So if you're frustrated with medical treatments or want to help boost your chances of conceiving a child even further, then here are a few more natural treatments that you should know about.
Watch Your Food
One of the first things that you tend to check up on when your body just isn't working how you'd like it to is your nutrition; getting the proper amounts of vitamins and minerals is critical to being properly healthy and being able to conceive. There are certain foods you can incorporate into your diet to make you more likely to be able to have a child, due to the specific nutrients they have. For example, eating enough healthy fats (salmon, nuts, avocado, along with others) and protein (meat and eggs being the two best sources widely available to you) not only makes your body stronger, but also helps with preventing complications during pregnancy. If your body senses that your baby wouldn't be healthy while growing within you, it can stunt your fertility. The best way to use nutrition to help you conceive is by eating like you're already pregnant—getting all your nutrients and staying away from potentially harmful substances like coffee, aspirin, alcohol, and tobacco.
Get a (Little Less) Move On
It's no secret that exercise is good for the body. Not only does it help to build and strengthen muscles, but it also keeps you looking healthy and gorgeous, which can only help your confidence in the bedroom. If you spend too much time exercising, however, you can actually hurt your chances of conceiving; exercising too heavily and too often can cause you to ovulate less frequently, which is bad news indeed if you're trying to have a child. Try bringing your exercise days down to three days a week and match it to your food intake level to ensure you stay healthy without stressing your body out too much to ovulate frequently.
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