If you and your partner are considering having baby and so far, you haven’t had much success, you may want to consider making some changes in your lifestyle. Most couples, certainly in the past, believed that this was only the female that needed to make changes; however, it is also the male. Even small changes to how you live your life can make a significant difference.
If after making the changes that we recommend below hasn’t resulted in you becoming pregnant, you may want to consider visiting a fertility clinic. First Fertility are a reputable clinic in S.E Asia with centres in Bangkok and Cambodia, to learn more about their services, check out their website here.
Most people are aware of the dangers of smoking, but the habit can affect you and your partner’s fertility with chemicals being responsible for damaging both sperm and the egg. To increase your chances of becoming pregnant, you should quit smoking entirely three months before you try to conceive.
Abstaining from alcohol both while you are trying to conceive and during pregnancy will significantly increase your chances of giving birth to a healthy baby. Heavy drinking in men lowers sex drive (libido), reduces the quality of sperm and can cause impotence. Women can start drinking again, in moderation, after the child has been born.
Eating a healthy diet which is high in nutrients, micronutrients along with vitamins and minerals will not only improve your overall health; it will increase your chances of becoming. A healthy diet should be followed by both the male and the female reducing their consumption of processed foods which are high in fat, sugar and salt.
Performing regular exercise may increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Obesity, something that s closely linked to a sedentary lifestyle, is known to reduce your chances of becoming pregnant. Even moderate weekly exercise will improve your overall health, something that is closely linked to higher fertility rates. Speak to your doctor about what exercises you can do while you are pregnant.
Prescription Medication & Recreational Drugs
If you are concerned that your prescription medication may be affecting your chances of becoming pregnant, you should speak to your doctor. Some medication is known to affect fertility and lower your libido. Usually, alternative medication will be available. Recreational drugs should be avoided both when you are trying to conceive and during the pregnancy. It is highly recommended that you quit altogether.
Although there is no conclusive evidence that caffeine affects your chances of becoming pregnant, many experts believe this to be the case. Coffee, some teas, energy drinks and some carbonated drinks are known to be high in caffeine so are best avoided. If you do need a caffeine fix, it is wise to drink in moderation.
If you and your partner use lubrication during intercourse, it is wise to stop or do so sparingly when you are trying to conceive. Some lubricants contain spermicide, which is designed to kill sperm, while other forms of oil can affect sperm motility. Even natural or water-based lubricants can have this effect.