Those who are comfortable with themselves, are more likely to get pregnant. Stress and negative feelings aren’t favorable for your fertility. These feelings are known to produce so called ‘free radicals’ that negatively influence your body and mindset. It is therefore important to avoid stressful situations and to relax, which is a solid excuse to take a day off and to visit a spa. Who doesn’t enjoy a good spa-day after all? Are you in an unstable relationship that involves a lot of arguing or do you have a stressful job with a lot of weight on your shoulders? If that is the case, you are more likely to have problems with getting pregnant. So, with that in mind, book that desired week off and enjoy your free time!
- Smoking, drinking and drugs, avoid it!
Do you want to get pregnant? Than we advise you to adapt a healthy lifestyle. That drinking, smoking and drugs aren’t beneficial for your health, is something that we are all familiar with, but why is that? In order to get pregnant, you need healthy and strong oocytes. Unhealthy means such as cigarettes, alcohol and drugs damage your oocytes, which may unable the oocytes to get fertilized. This means that if you, for instance, consume alcohol during your pregnancy, you are less likely to get pregnant. If you continue to drink after the fertilization, you increase your chances on getting a miscarriage.
- Consume loads of folic acid!
Is your friend giving you folic acid tablets, and you are wondering why and what it is? It is a hint! The antioxidants in the folic acid will benefit your fertility and thus your chances on getting pregnant. Folic acid is a vitamin of the B complex. It deactivates the free radicals, yes free radicals again, which prevents the harming of your oocytes. Even if you are already in your pregnancy, it is important to keep consuming these vitamins. Especially in the early development stage of your unborn child. Instead of the folic acid tablets, you can also eat walnuts which are rich of antioxidants. For the best result, it is advisable to combine the two.
- Work on your body weight and exercise
Overweight can reduce the chances on getting pregnant. The ideal BMI (body mass index) is between 18.5 and 25 which is the best rate to increase your fertility. Being overweight increases your blood pressure which is not so beneficial for your fertility. With this in mind, make sure that, if you plan on getting pregnant, that you are on a healthy weight. Achieve your ideal weight healthily though, so no crash-diets! Exercising helps to achieve this target weight, which also positively affects your fertility. But as most things in life, do not exaggerate it, because too much exercising can cause the opposite effect.