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Looking at your natural fertility and then trying to improve it by simple lifestyle changes, is one of the first steps couples should take when trying to conceive whether naturally or through fertility treatment. By improving your own natural fertility you can not only increase the chances of success naturally, but also increase the chances of success with IVF if its still required.
Some couples need fertility treatment (IVF) no matter what, for example when the man has had a vasectomy or the woman has blocked or removed fallopian tubes. Couples can still benefit from improving their natural fertility as it can potentially improve the egg and sperm quality which can can lead to much better quality embryos. At the end of the day IVF helps by putting the sperm and the eggs together, but a huge part of it is down to the quality of the sperm and eggs and that can be potentially improved by simple lifestyle changes.
Couples should be aware that 3 months is the approximate amount of time that should be allowed to see any improvement in fertility, especially for sperm. Things that can be done to “clean up” our bodies include:
1) Improving diet – eating less processed foods and increasing whole foods, preferably organic.
2) Weight loss – if either partner is overweight then this can affect their fertility. Losing weight sensibly is a great way to help improve natural fertility. See Genea’s Fertility Fit® Program if you would like a helping hand.
3) Reducing exposure to enviromental toxins – if you are constantly in contact with toxins, this can impact on fertility so reduce the amount of time spent in that sort of enviroment as much as possible.
4) Smoking, alcohol and caffeine – Stop smoking (anything), and reduce alcohol and caffeine intake as much as possible.
Doing any or all of these things is going to have some beneficial effect on your body, if only to help you feel better in yourself.
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