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Top Tips for Getting Pregnant Naturally & Improving the Female Cycle Balance
Get Pregnant the SAFE and NATURAL Way
Getting Pregnant the natural way can be seem like a huge uphill struggle that will take a lot of time and effort. However, you will emerge at the other end a healthier and more relaxed person ready to take care of your new child, rather than worn out and with ill health.
Many people look to IVF as the one cure fits all ideology for infertility and either don’t look at natural means or don’t realise that you can in fact heal infertility by just simply making a few adjustments to your lifestyle.
We all want to get pregnant as quickly as possible, and in fact you can achieve a natural pregnancy in as little as 3 months!
The whole process for IVF from start to finish can take anything from 6 months to 2 years depending upon your personal situation and local health authority area.
Most people also would rather not take drugs and hinder their health in any way if they could possibly do so. Imagine getting pregnant without having the side effects of fertility drugs and endless appointments.
IVF and fertility treatments are also very expensive, whereas natural fertility can actually SAVEyou money! How I hear you ask….well, you will be cutting out the cigarettes, alcohol, fizzy drinks and sugary foods. These all cost money and ultimately damage your health
PROS of Natural Fertility
- Save time
- Save money
- Improve your overall health
- Improve your overall mental health
- No drugs
Physiologically To Get Pregnant You Need:
- Healthy female eggs
- Healthy mobile sperm
- Plenty of fertile cervical mucus at the time of ovulation
You too can get pregnant naturally when you do the following basics:
- Improve your diet to increase sperm and egg quality
- Improve your mind, eliminate / reduce stress triggers in your life
- Eliminate harmful toxins such as cigarettes and alcohol from your lifestyle
- Predict / learn to know when you are ovulating, by listening to your body and being aware of changes in your body
- Research any vitamin deficiencies you may have that affect conception and ovulation
- Listen to your body and mind and work to harmonise your body mind and soul
As you can see, most people probably do not live their lives this way at present and so it can seem like a huge amount of change is required but I’m sure it is worth it for an average success rate of 75-90% compared with 30% via IVF plus innumerable side effects.
Getting pregnant unfortunately does not come naturally to a third of women these days, as our lifestyles do not fit in with the requirements for conception, however YOU CAN overcome infertility naturally regardless of whether you have irregular cycles, hormonal imbalance, poor egg quality, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, fibroids and PCOS.
- Infertility issues are on the increase due to changes in lifestyle factors not a spreading ‘infertility illness / disease’
- Studies have proven that the vast majority of infertility cases treated with fertility drugs and IVF treatments are unnecessary and could have been achieved with lifestyle and dietary changes?
- Studies have shown that fertility drugs such as Clomid have been shown to cause leukaemia in babies and can also increase the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer in mothers
- Fertility drugs can actually hinder your chances of becoming pregnant!
Tips for Improving Female Cycle Balance
- Take regular cardiovascular exercise – (gym membership / yoga affiliate link)
- Avoid caffeine and drink at least 1 litre of water a day
- Avoid high sugar snacks, replace these with fresh fruit. (abel and cole basket / graze affiliate link)
- Increase foods rich in zinc like fish, shellfish, nuts and seeds
- Increase foods rich in vitamin B6 like watercress, peppers, asparagus, chicken, eggs, lentils and brown rice which is essential for the formation of sex hormones
- Increase foods rich in magnesium like green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, a deficiency of which is associated with female infertility
- Swap caffeinated tea, coffee and other drinks for herbal alternatives to help balance stress and sex hormones. (find affiliate campaign for herbal tea and decaf drinks)
- Find alcohol-free alternatives to your usual glass of wine or beer. Alcohol affects both male and female fertility; the more you drink the less likely you are to conceive. (find affiliate campaign for non alcoholic wines and beers)
As well as the above many Nutritionists believe that nutrition and the food we eat, specifically has a very large part to play in cases of unexplained infertility.
Women have a 3 month window in which to improve the quality of the eggs. This is the main reason why women with unexplained infertility struggle to get pregnant – due to the low quality of the egg. In this scenario even if you go down the route of IVF it cannot improve the quality of the eggs you produce. The eggs have to be the best they can be if they are to fertilise.
So nutrition is an excellent way to boost the quality of your eggs for fertility. Out of 30 eggs that a woman produces only one is dominant and goes on to fertilise.
There are many factors concerning nutrition and infertility, one key fact that Nutritionists cite is the fact that in the UK especially, we are only getting half the selenium that we should be getting through our fruit and vegetables. Selenium has been cited as a very important nutrient when trying to conceive a baby.
The most important vitamins we need in a fertile rich diet are:
- Vitamins E and C
- B vitamins with folic acids
- Fatty acids
A trained Nutritionist will be able to conduct blood tests to see if you are deficient in any of these key vitamins, and prescribe capsules for you to take on a daily basis as applicable. It should be noted that the best form to obtain these key nutrients, however, is from food rather than tablets, as they are more easily digested via food into the body. Vitamin C has been found to increase egg quality.
- Case studies have found that in trials where infertile patients were given just vitamin C supplements instead of Clomid (a fertility drug prescribed to make a woman ovulate), Vitamin C triggered ovulation in 50% of cases without any other factor
- When taken with Clomid, it significantly increased chances of ovulation even further
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