You are trying to conceive, aren’t you? And the results are not what you expect, are they? If the answer is “YES”, you may want to try these time tested tips.
Do not drink coffee: Coffee adversely affects fertility. It is showed that the effects of coffee on metabolism has harmful effects on our hormone levels, especially that of estrogen. Coffee may also cause problems with our fallopian tubes, hindering fertilization.
Do not smoke: Smoking makes a variety of health problems. Infertility in both men and women has also been associated with smoking. Smoking may decrease the counting of sperm fast. When compared, smoking women are less likely to conceive successfully with non-smoking women.
Say NO to alcohol: Alcohol, even in management, badly affects fertility by inhibiting ovulation. Population studies also show decreased fertility and pregnancy rates among women who drink. Data are conflicting on what rate of alcohol consumption can induce these effects. Most data show that drinking 4 to 8 times a week is dangerous. But newer studies have proven that even a single glass of wine weekly can already affect fertility adversely.
These conception tips have been proven to be true. Most doctors would say NO to smoking, coffee, and alcohol when attempting to get pregnant. You should also abstain from these when you are pregnant to ensure the health for your developing baby.
Some sexual positions favor fertility: The most popular positions recommended are the man-on-top position or the missionary and the rear entry including spooning and doggy style. Although sexual positions do not significantly affect the chances of conceiving in couples who are fertile, some of them may benefit from this advice. Depositing the sperm as near as possible to the cervix may have its benefits for couples with sub-fertility or infertility problems. If the sperm were the size of a man, it has to swim a distance akin to the Pacific Ocean to meet and fertilize an egg. It would certainly boost our chances of success if we shorten that distance considerably.
Herbs increase fertility: Some herbs like Vitex, Ginkgo biloba, and Siberian ginseng have been proven to boost fertility. In fact, these herbs have been a mainstay in the armamentarium of herbalists and practitioners of alternative medicine in the cure of infertility in both women and men. Otherwise, there are still no large, well-designed clinical trials to boost this claim. If you are on fertility drugs, ask your doctor if you may start taking any of these herbs to avoid unwanted drug interactions.
*Disclaimer* The above information is not a substitution for medical advice. Please consult with your physician about what will and won’t for you while you’re trying to have a baby.