The issue of infertility affects approximately 20% of couples worldwide. Below you will read some tips on how to improve your fertility.
Let's start with age, because it is one of the most important issues. Females are born with 1-2 million eggs and by the age of 37 there are 25,000 left. The quality of these eggs starts to deteriorate after 30 and more importantly after 35. Consider trying to start your family earlier than later. Seek help with infertility early instead of postponing it. If you are over 35, draw up a clearly defined plan with a set schedule. We advise women over the age of 35, if there is no pregnancy after 6 months, to visit our Center for a complete and thorough evaluation, to create if necessary a treatment plan in a defined period of time and to proceed with this plan successively. As time goes on, your chances only decrease, even with in vitro fertilization.
The key ingredient here is good health and exercise in the years before trying to conceive. Exercise for at least 4 hours each week is recommended. Good habits start early, but it is never too late to start! Weight can affect your ability to conceive, and in some cases being too high or below the ideal BMI (body mass index) can be detrimental. Strive to have the ideal BMI.
Good nutrition before you start trying to conceive is also important. It makes sense to keep in mind that you should eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, but did you know that dairy products and yogurt have been found to be just as important? Another interesting finding is that folic acid improves ovulation in women and sperm quality in men! It can be taken as a dietary supplement and is found in foods such as oranges. Eliminating trans fats in women with diabetes also seems to help. Moderate caffeine intake is also important. Again, the ideal weight is beneficial.
CUT THE HABIT OF SMOKING
Almost all studies show that smoking reduces fertility. In women, 10 or more cigarettes a day reduce egg quality. Post-conception smoking has been linked to miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies. Men who smoke have the problem of lower sperm count and lower sperm motility.
Couples trying to conceive can be anxious, especially if they have been trying for more than a few years. This is why it is important to use relaxation techniques. This helps them to overcome the emotional ups and downs of the IVF process. We therefore advise all couples to approach the process in a very calm, relaxed and pleasant way.
CHOOSE A SPECIALIST OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE
You want one Centre Assisted Reproduction who knows fertility inside and out. Most of these centers will be able to offer ALL levels of infertility treatment. It's easy to control this. . just ask, "what levels and types of treatment can you offer me?". Most importantly, infertility should be diagnosed and treated by a Reproductive Medicine Specialist and not by GPs or medical assistants.
The diagnosis by a specialist doctor is necessary in order to effectively determine the best course of action for the couple trying to conceive.
Ask your doctor to explain his / her strategy, why he / she uses the treatment he / she suggests and what he / she treats. Treatment for no particular reason is a waste of time and a waste of resources, as is treatment without completing a complete infertility assessment by a specialist.
Above all, stay positive, we are here to help you!
* The content on this blog is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health care providers with questions you may have about medical conditions.