Making the decision to start a family is an exciting one and you want to make sure that you do everything you can to maximise your chances of falling pregnant. From eating healthily to taking fertility supplements, here’s a few simple tips from the experts…
Live a healthy lifestyle
If you’re not already living a healthy lifestyle then you might want to look at making a few changes. Not only will this have a positive effect on your body and hopefully help you to conceive but it’s something you will want to be doing anyway when raising a family. Living a healthy lifestyle means eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of exercise, giving up smoking and also reducing your alcohol intake.
Take fertility vitamins
There’s lots of fertility vitimins on the market but a good one to check out is Proceive. Proceive is a new pre conception fertility formula for both women and men.
Developed by fertility experts and tailored to support the specific nutrient needs of each gender, the Proceive range contains ingredients that can help to support nutritional deficiencies associated with conception. It provides comprehensive formulations including folic acid, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The range also includes a MAX option specifically designed for those over aged 35 or who have been trying to conceive for over 12 months.
Dr Phil Boyle from Neo Fertility Clinic in Dublin commented:
“As a fertility specialist, I understand how important good quality nutrition is for couples trying to conceive, so even if you have a healthy, balanced diet, I would always recommend taking a supplement with a comprehensive formulation; women should make sure that they take something that includes B vitamins and magnesium as well as folic acid, whilst men should ensure they are boosting the quality of their sperm with selenium and arginine.”
Monitor your cycles
Getting to know your cycles is definitely one of the best place to start when trying to conceive. You might think you already know your cycles pretty well but when you start tracking them, you might be suprised at how little you actually know. The aim is to know when you ovulate as this is the time when you will conceive. Ovulation usually occurs around day 14 of your cycle but can differ from person to person so it’s worth knowing exactly when it is for you.
Following on from the last point, if you are unsure of when you ovulate then ovulation tests are a great option. These are similar to pregancy tests in that they look for hormones in your urine to tell you whether or not you are ovulating and at your most fertile.
Give it time and RELAX!
This is possibly easier said than done but remember that it’s actually very common for it to take several months to fall pregnant. In fact Clearblue say that if you’re under 35 and in good health, it’s perfectly natural for it to take up to a year. It’s an exciting time and one which should be enjoyed so try to make the most of it and don’t worry if it doesn’t happen first time!
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