4 Lifestyle Factors That Affect Fertility
Infertility, Fertility, & Ovulation Symptoms
Home Blog Fertility Basics 4 Lifestyle Factors That Affect Fertility
11 January 2017

4 Lifestyle Factors That Affect Fertility

4 Lifestyle Factors That Affect Fertility
author_img
Written by Dr. Sohani Verma

There are many factors that affect fertility. Infertility is a result of lifestyle choices that reduce chances of getting pregnant. Here is how they affect fertility.

There are many factors that affect fertility. Infertility is a result of lifestyle choices that reduce chances of getting pregnant. Here is how they affect fertility.

If you are planning to get pregnant then you should know that it can take more than just planning to have sex more often. To get you and your partner’s body baby ready and healthy to conceive then you should look at your lifestyle.

If you are thinking that only women are important while planning to get pregnant then you are wrong. You and your partner are equally important while planning to get pregnant or conceive. An equal number of fertility or infertility issues come up from male lifestyle factors that affect on a big scale as compared to female lifestyle factors. All the points listed below are for both the partners. 

Fertility, Infertility

Making changes in your lifestyle to have the healthy pregnancy and to increase the chances of getting pregnant can be among the hardest hurdles that need to be overcome for couples. However, lifestyle and fertility walk hand in hand and little changes in your lifestyle can be worth having a baby. 

Alcohol

Alcohol impact on female-All women should know that alcohol may disturb your menses and can lead to irregular periods, irregular ovulation and serious luteal phase defects, that reduce the chances of conception and to have a healthy pregnancy and to increase the chances of getting pregnant. To avoid infertility issues about this. 

Infertility, Factors That Affect Fertility

Alcohol impact on male- All men should know that alcohol can affect sperm morphology, sperm count and sperm motility that may cause free-radical damage to the DNA sperm carries. Try to stay at cold or normal room temperature and avoid hot shower or staying in warm places and strictly avoid working on laptop keep on the lap. Hot or warm things affects the sperm count. Factors that affect fertility is needed to be taken seriously to conceive healthily. 

Caffeine

Caffeine impact Health-All women should know that caffeine can cause sperm to become hyperactive, affecting their mobility and affects the sperm count that is not good if you are planning to get pregnant and to increase the chances of getting pregnant. Caffeine always put stress on the adrenals and disturbs blood sugar which also affects energy levels of both men and women, unusual mood swings and irritability – not always conducive to intimacy! To avoid infertility issues about this. Factors that affect fertility is needed to be taken seriously to conceive healthily. 

Smoking

Smoking hugely devests the fertility or may cause infertility problems- to eggs and to sperm. Although smoking seriously depletes Vitamin C from the body and Vitamin C is essential to all your body’s processes, and especially during pregnancy or even if you are planning to conceive. To avoid infertility issues about this. Factors that affect fertility is needed to be taken seriously to conceive healthily

Weight

Being underweight or obese or overweight affects fertility in both women and men and for this, you need to check your BMI. You can measure whether or not your weight is healthy or your BMI – Body Mass Index is fine or not. Mark that a female BMI of below 18.5 is believed underweight; 18.5–24.9 is believed normal; 25–29.9 is overweight; and BMI 30 and over is obese. The thing you need to know is the ideal range for conception or to plan baby is 20 to 25. Factors that affect fertility is needed to be taken seriously to conceive healthily. 

Exercise

Chances of getting Pregnant, Infertility

Regular exercise or regular yoga ensures that endorphins that are feel-good hormones that circulate in your body and simply improves general circulation. Better circulation of feel good hormones means that more nutrients are reaching your ovaries (in a woman) or testes (in a man); and will improve your blood-sugar balance. This helps you to conceive at a faster rate. 

To know more about planning for a baby via IVF treatment, please go through our article on IVF Procedure.You can also get expert tips to better your chances of getting pregnant after IVF Treatment then explore our article on Getting Pregnant after IVF treatment  .

You May Also Like

Fertility Basics
blog_img

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is the hormone produced by ovarian follicles. AMH level denotes ovarian reserves and quality of ovarian eggs for a female. It is also known as Mullerian Inhibiting Substance (MIS). Normal AMH levels of 1.5 to 4.0 ng/ml,is associated with good fertility and have been found to have better response rates to fertility treatments.Low AMH level is not a good indicator of fertility.
Read More

Dr. Sheetal Sawankar
Fertility Basics
blog_img

The uterus is a female reproductive organ and is responsible for different reproductive functions such as implantation, menses, gestation, labor and delivery. It is located in the pelvic area between the bladder and the rectum. It is also receptive to hormonal changes within the female body thus allowing adaption to different stages of reproductive cycle.
Read More

Dr. Priyanka Gupta
Fertility Basics
blog_img

Sperm Motility refers to the movement and swimming capability of a sperm. Motility is a standard measurement to know whether a sperm can swim properly inside a womens uterus and fallopian tube. Normal values are more than 50% and below 25% its considered almost infertile.
Read More

Dr. Chitwan Dubey
Fertility Basics
blog_img

Sleeping too much or too little can adversely affect the sperm count. Men who sleep less than 6 hours or more than 9 hours have 42% chances of low sperm count. 7 to 8 hours of sleep is suggested to be the best duration.
Read More

Dr Sunil Eshwar
Fertility Basics
blog_img

Normally a count of 40 to 300 million sperms per milliliter of semen is considered healthy and effective for natural pregnancy. In case your sperm count falls less than 20 million, your sperm is not healthy and you need proper treatment along with dietary and lifestyle changes.
Read More

Dr. Devika Chopra
Fertility Basics
blog_img

Ever wondered about your semen color and semen quality? Well, in this article we bring you some of the essential facts on semen health and quality on the basis of semen analysis reports by experts and doctors across the globe.
Read More

Dr. Srilatha Gorthi
Fertility Basics
blog_img

When it comes to Ovulation we have many questions such as how to calculate when I am ovulating, what are the signs and symptoms ovulation, how many days I am fertile, what is the cervical mucus during ovulation etc. In this article we answer all your queries in a detailed way.
Read More

Dr. Devika Chopra
Fertility Basics
blog_img

In this article, we are bringing some scientific as well as fun facts about the types of vagina as revealed by a bikini waxer. Also for amateurs, know where is the vagina located and sexual health know-hows about vagina. We are here to respond to all your doubts through this write up.
Read More

Dr. Manish Shah
Fertility Basics
blog_img

Learn about infertility and causes of infertility in both men and women, along with the risks involved in infertility and how to diagnose the infertility. We also acquaint you with the treatments available for infertility in this article.
Read More

Dr. R K Sharma
Fertility Basics
blog_img

Read about how long does sperm live and do sperms die or not in this article apart from how long sperm can survive in every condition, sperm survival in cervical fluid and sperm motility role in pregnancy.
Read More

Dr. Devika Chopra
Fertility Basics
blog_img

Read about what is ovulation pain and why does it pain during ovulation, what is the difference between ovulation pain and implantation cramps, mid-cycle pain and what is a reliable ovulation symptom for planning pregnancy in this article.
Read More

Dr. R K Sharma
Fertility Basics
blog_img

Know what is sleep sex and sex in sleeping affects male fertility. Also we bring you effects of mid night sex and how sleeping sex affects the sperm count and male fertility in this article.
Read More

Dr Sunil Eshwar

More From Author

Fertility Basics
blog_img

Fertile period is the time frame in which ovulation occurs. The fer...
Read More

Dr. Sohani Verma
Fertility Basics
blog_img

Fertility issues are not a taboo anymore, be it male infertility or...
Read More

Dr. Sohani Verma
Fertility Basics
blog_img

Have you been trying to conceive and failed. The issue might be mal...
Read More

Dr. Sohani Verma

3 Comments

user_img
Deepali Rajput
Aug. 21, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
we must avoid using antidepressants, antibiotics, painkillers if the disorder can be treated naturally or the illness can go by itself... These medicines can cause temporary infertility, both in men and women.
user_img
Kim Watson
Aug. 21, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
I have heard that high mental stress, exposure to high temperatures, exposure to chemicals and even radiation coming out from electromagnetic appliances can cause infertility in women.. we must take very good care while handling such.
user_img
Navya Garg
Aug. 21, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Stress should also be avoided... it disturbs the normal flow of hormones.. As per a research, women with high levels of alpha-amylase, an enzyme that correlates with stress, can old pregnancy for a longer time and women may have difficulties while trying to conceive.
+
CATEGORIES