Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Although you can’t change how many eggs you have, you can change their quality, increasing your chance of conceiving naturally.
Making changes to your diet and lifestyle will lead to an improvement in egg quality.
Ditch alcohol and caffeine
Caffeine can have an adverse affect on female fertility. Alcohol is a complete no-no for both men and women. It acts as a diuretic and a toxin to the sperm, egg and to the baby once you are pregnant.
Research has shown that women who drink heavily take longer to conceive.
The release of the stress hormone prolactin can affect a woman’s ability to conceive and in extreme cases can stop her ovulating.
Couples trying for a baby often experience high levels of stress, inhibiting their chance of success. Many couples find they conceive on holiday when they are relaxed and away from domestic worries.
Swap ‘bad fats’ for ‘good fats’
‘Bad’ fats can promote inflammation in the body, which can have a negative impact on female and male hormones. Avoid fast food as well as processed and packaged foods and eat good fats found in salmon, mackerel, avocado and nuts.
Take a supplement
As well as looking at what you eat and drink, nutritional supplements can boost your fertility. The most important nutrients for fertility are
zinc, folic acid, selenium, vitamin E, vitamin C, and omega 3 fatty acids.