As upsetting as it is to know, there are nearly 48.5 million couples worldwide who experience infertility issues. Even after bearing huge medical costs, there seems no ray of hope for them. Besides, with the biological clock ticking, it gets difficult to stay hopeful. To help you get past this difficult time, we’ve scooped out some natural remedies to boost female fertility and help you conceive sooner.
Our Favorite Natural Tips To Boost Female Fertility
Factors like stress, obesity, blocked fallopian tubes, extremely brief menstrual cycle, can cause infertility in women. Where taking a medical treatment is a risky business with huge costs involved, the use of natural remedies is a much effective and affordable approach. So, here are some simple and easy tips you can follow that’ll help you boost your fertility.
Do the Period Math
On an average, a woman’s menstrual cycle (first day of period until the first day of her next period) normally lasts about 21-35 days. Thus, the gap between the two menstrual cycles is the time when a woman ovulates. In other words, ovulation typically happens between 12-16 days before the next period starts and lasts for five days.
It is the time when a woman is most fertile. However, in some women, this cycle can be much shorter or much longer. Regardless of that, a woman can only conceive on the ovulation day or the four of five days before.
According to a study, ovulation and timing of sexual intercourse highly influence the chances of pregnancy. Therefore, it is necessary to have intercourse in that period of time if you’re trying to have a baby.
Let Oral Contraceptives Help
As per a study by BU School of Public Health, it was found that prolonged use of contraceptives resulted in a higher likelihood of pregnancy. In this study, more than 3,700 women of age 18-40 years were registered.
After observations and findings, the researcher stated that long-term use of contraceptives reduces follicle depletion in a woman’s reproductive life. Hence, it leads to increased fertility which may further improve with more years of use.
(Editor’s note: many conventional contraceptives unfortunately can cause serious side effects such as hormonal imbalances. Click here to learn more about these risks and safer alternatives readily available!)
Relax, and Then, Try
While stress is one of the major factors for most of the health conditions, it also affects female fertility. According to a study conducted by epidemiologist Kira Taylor and her colleagues, it was found that women who were stressed at the time of ovulation had a 40% lower probability of pregnancy. On the other hand, women who were usually stressed were 45% less likely to get pregnant.
It is suspected that stress or other mentally devastating condition can hamper your body’s hormone production. As a result, it may lead to disturbance in your menstrual cycle.
Keep in Check the Intercourse Frequency
Work pressure, family life and hectic schedule often become a bump in your sex life which directly affects the probability of conception.
According to a study, it was found that having intercourse regularly during the fertile or ovulation window helps in increasing the chances of pregnancy. Besides, regular sex may also help in producing more estrogen which also helps at the time of ovulation.
So, before considering chemical infertility treatments, try these scientifically proven natural tips to increase your chances of conception. However, if you’re considering any dietary changes, it is always good to consult a doctor, nutritionist, or health coach.
About the Guest Contributor:
This article is presented by Sharda Hospital. Sharda Hospital is one of the largest super speciality hospitals in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR).