Optimize Your Fertility With These Tips

Are you currently trying to get pregnant? Or maybe thinking about having a baby in the near future? Fertility can be affected by many different factors, such as hormones, menstrual cycles, stress, certain pelvic inflammatory conditions, and mechanical/ environmental factors. Hormonal influences, low egg count, or pelvic conditions, such as endometriosis, can necessitate a visit with the fertility specialist. How do you optimize your fertility and ability to conceive? Pay attention to the factors that you can easily control: diet, stress, weight, and the environment. 

  1. Maintain a healthy weight and diet. Obesity is a precursor to high blood pressure, heart disease, and other autoimmune disorders. It can also lead to gestational diabetes during pregnancy, and complications during labor and delivery. 
  2. Be proactive in limiting exposure to chemicals. Endocrine disrupting chemicals can interfere with fertility and fetal development. These chemicals can be found in common products in the home, such as cosmetics, hair care/ scented products
  3. Have a clean home environment. Avoid air pollutants, such as cigarette smoke, scented candles, air freshener, and standard cleaning products. Having a lot of plants in the home can help clean the air. 

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