Natural Choices for Helping Infertility

  • If you're really brave and don't mind getting personal with your body, you can also examine the mucus inside of your cervix. This requires you to reach in and up to your cervix, pull out a sample of your cervical mucus and then stretch it between your fingers. If it can stretch at least three inches, then ovulation is about to happen. If you plan to do this regularly, you may want to consult your health care provider for some advice first.

  • Cut back on sex. Yes, this does seem counter-productive but the reality is that too much sex may lower your partner's sperm count. So, when you know your most fertile times, aim to have sex every other day for a total of four times. If you really want, a few more times probably won't hurt but don't have sex to the point of exhaustion. It should still be enjoyable and fun.

  • Some 75% of couples who are trying to conceive also report an increased frequency of vaginal dryness. As regular lubricants can be detrimental to sperm, there is a 'sperm-friendly' lubricant that couples are using. Acting as an antioxidant to support conception, these specially formulated lubricants help to provide an ideal environment for sperm.

  • After sex, stay still for a while. Take advantage of this down time to cuddle up with your partner. Although there is no scientific evidence that says you must do this to conceive, it can't hurt to try. However, there's no need to stand on your head for 20 minutes.

  • There are many different vitamins that you can take to help improve your chances of conceiving. Whether you take the vitamins separately or in one supplement, scientific research has shown that they do help with fertility. Antioxidants and supplements that have amino acids in them can help with the production of sperm. Taking folic acid even before you get pregnant can help reduce the chances of birth defects. Zinc, iron and B vitamins, especially B6 and B12, help ensure healthy reproductive organs.

  • Alternatively, if you don't want to spend money on buying a whole bunch of different vitamins, you can buy prenatal supplements designed to directly address the needs of those trying to conceive. These supplements contain all the essential vitamins that you need to improve your fertility. And remember, women and men need different vitamins in different quantities to ensure healthy fertility. You can also take natural fertility supplements. Containing all-natural ingredients, they promote ovulation and enhance hormonal balance. Look for supplements specifically designed for each sex.

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