14 Aug Healthy lifestyle to improve fertility
By Reproclinic Editorial Committee
Nowadays the age of motherhood has been delayed due to different factors such as the search for job stability and professional achievement, or stress… However, if you are trying to get pregnant we have good news… We can always do a little more for our fertility. Keep reading, we tell you what they are.
For a while now, we are in a hurry to get everywhere. The fact of go running everywhere in our day to day makes us not to worry so much about our body and, for example, end up eating badly or eating foods that do not contain the properties we need.
Always going at the right time and, therefore, going there running, does not mean the same as doing exercise. The body is in a state of constant stress, which is detrimental to fertility. In addition, the little free time we have left is not invested in the way that would be necessary, so it is important to follow:
A balanced diet
Consume foods that cover all the necessary nutrients for the body. Saturated fats and sugars are not favorable. In the case of men, for example, it produces a low sperm quality. On the other hand, that of men who follow a diet rich in fruits and vegetables has greater mobility.
The secret of vitamins
These heterogeneous compounds are fundamental in our diet, but there are some in particular that are really good to help improve fertility.
- Vitamin A: It is found in healthy fats and has antioxidant properties, which prevent cell aging. And not only that but this vitamin also participates in the formation of steroids; keys in the formation of sex hormones.
- Vitamin B: The lack of this is related to sterility problems or abortions. That is why it is important to include them in the diet. B6, for example, is responsible for regulating estrogen and progesterone once the ovulation process has taken place. In the case of men, B12 is the one that multiplies the amount of sperm.
- Vitamin C: Prevents diseases and aging and has antioxidant properties. In addition, it also helps to improve sperm motility.
- Vitamin D: It is the one that helps embryo implantation. Vegetables, eggs, milk, meat, potatoes, hazelnuts, fish, citrus fruits and kiwi are some of the foods rich in these vitamins.
- Sport: Moderate physical exercise is not only beneficial for the body, since it activates the metabolism and improves our vital functions, but also reduces stress, the great enemy of fertility. In addition, do physical exercise improves the blood supply of the uterus and ovaries and, thus, fertility.
- Avoid tobacco, alcohol and caffeine: Both men and women should ignore tobacco because it reduces their fertility. In the case of women, it causes estrogen to decrease and impairs the quality of the egg. Men are affected by sperm quality and alter their mobility. Alcohol also impairs the ovocitary capacity of women. In the case of caffeine, it is advisable to reduce its consumption or eliminate it completely if a successful pregnancy is not achieved.
- Quality of sleep: sleeping the amount of hours needed and the body resting well is essential. Why? Because during our sleeping hours is when the body produces a substance called melatonin. It is an antioxidant that favors the quality of the ovules.
- Having sex frequently: Day yes and day no, for example. That favors sperm quality and increases the chances of a pregnancy.
In addition to acquiring these habits, another way to help you to get pregnant may be the innovative assisted reproduction techniques that we have at Reproclinic for you. Contact us if you want to know which is the best option for your case. We will be happy to help you!
Medical Director at Reproclinic
Specialist in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine