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12 Most Effective Tips to Boost Your Fertility which You Must Know

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 17 Jul 2018 - Written by Dr. Bhavna Banga - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

Most effective tips which boost your fertility include eating healthy foods such as fishes along with protein sources like nuts, dried beans, avoiding alcohol and smoking and caffeine, weight control, choosing lubricants wisely. Make sure that you do not consume fishes with high mercury levels.

If you are trying to conceive then have intercourse as close as possible to your ovulation days will definitely help. But fertility experts say there are other ways couples can boost their fertility to conceive faster.

1. Eat Well:

Staying well nourished with healthy foods always boosts your odds of conceiving. Make sure to include enough protein, zinc, iron or vitamin C, and vitamin D in your diet daily, because deficiencies in these nutrients are linked to lengthened menstrual cycles or menses (and therefore less frequent ovulation or irregular periods) and a higher risk of early miscarriage or repeated miscarriages with infertility issues. You should give it a try before going for the infertility treatment. 

2. Avoid Alcohol:

Alcohol alters estrogen levels in the body, which may interfere with egg implantation severely, although sipping an occasional glass of alcohol or wine is unlikely to harm fertility on the big grounds. You should also cut down on caffeine while you try to conceive and during your pregnancy phase. You should give it a try before going for the infertility treatment

3. Weight Control:

Excess body fat can lead to an overproduction of certain hormones that disrupt ovulation and the chances of getting pregnant or conceive. Your cycles may be less regular or irregular, you may ovulate less often or do not ovulate, and you lower your chances of getting pregnant or to conceive.

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On the flip side of this, thin body means your body may not produce enough hormones to ovulate properly each month or to sustain a pregnancy.

4. Stop Smoking:

Smoking cigarettes can impair both a woman's and a man's fertility badly. Smoking affects how receptive the uterus is to the egg. And in men, smoking can reduce sperm production or sperm count and damage DNA with infertility problems. You should give it a try before going for the infertility treatment

5. Track Fertile Window:

Taking advantage of what doctors call the "fertile window" can boost your chances of getting pregnant. The fertile window is of six-days that end on the next day of ovulation. Pregnancy is most likely to happen with intercourse within the 2-3 days before the ovulation.

6. Have Frequent Sex:

Delaying intercourse isn't going to boost the chances of getting pregnant. Remember that not having sex for more than five days may strongly affect sperm counts adversely. But intervals as short as two days don't harm sperm count.

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7. Choose Lubricants Wisely:

With more frequent intercourse, couples use more vaginal lubricants for easy intercourse. That's OK to use if the lubes are picked wisely. Some lubricants can actually decrease fertility. When you're trying hard to get pregnant, make sure to avoid products that have usage of spermicide. 

8. Avoid Pesticides and Other Harmful Exposures:

Exposures to pesticide, especially agricultural pesticides, may harm both men and women's fertility badly. And exposure to some solvents and toxins including those used in printing businesses and dry cleaning establishments can adversely affect women's fertility and decrease the chances of getting pregnant and with infertility problems.

9. Switch protein sources:

Replace some of the beef, pork or chicken you eat with veggies protein, such as cooked dried beans and nuts. When five percent of total calories eaten come from vegetable protein instead of an animal meat, the risk of ovulatory infertility drops by more than 50 percent that affects the chances of getting pregnant. You should give it a try before going for the infertility treatment


10. Watch your herbal teas and supplements:

You have to be careful of having too many botanicals in your diet. Caution: Biasucci-Vianna. Some herbs including licorice, sassafras, ginseng, should be avoided while infertility treatment or trying to conceive.

11. Fish carefully: 

Avoid eating eat sushi or any raw fish. Avoid fish that have high mercury content due to their environment including swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel. 

12. Cut caffeine: 

High caffeine intake interferes with chances of getting pregnant. Once you're pregnant, caffeine also crosses the placenta and can affect the growth of the fetus and even cause miscarriage and with infertility problems.

Dr. Bhavna Banga

Written by

Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist

Dr. Bhavna Banga is one of the top gynecologists and obstetricians at Max Multi Specialty Centre, Panchsheel Park, Delhi. She has a significant experience in treating patients with different infertility and gynecological health issues which prevent the occurrence of successful pregnancies. Dr. Bhavna completed MBBS from Pune and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Mumbai. She is a crucial member of the department of gynecology at Max Multi Speciality Centre, Delhi. Dr. Bhavna specializes in the gynecological and fertility treatments including Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Normal Vaginal Delivery (NVD), Gynecological Problems, Infertility Treatments, Donor Egg Process as well as Surrogacy Procedures. You can find more details regarding Dr. Bhavna Banga and her expertise at elawoman.com


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Kapil Singh Rathore

Drink lots of water and relax whenever you have time. This will boost your fertility as you have never imagined.

Oct. 11, 2018, 4:39 p.m. 4.5


Pragya Chand

I have irregular cycles. How should I track my fertile days? Please suggest!

Aug. 8, 2018, 6:05 a.m. 5.0


Janvi Kaul

My husband has azoospermia. What should we do to boost our fertility.

March 25, 2018, 7:11 a.m. 5.0


Kavita Kaur

I have a dryness problem and sex usually is a painful experience for me. Please suggest some effective lubricants to me.

Aug. 29, 2017, 2:14 p.m. 4.5


Ryna Shamsher

My issue is that I'm very concerned as my thyroid levels are very low and have read a lot of stories stating that I'm at high risk of miscarriages we. If anyone has extremely low thyroid please give me some good tips to avoid any miscarriage in the future.

Aug. 27, 2017, 1:33 p.m. 5.0


Meetu Jindal

I think yoga and meditation also help a lot in reducing stress and boosting fertility whether in men or women.

Aug. 27, 2017, 11:44 a.m. 5.0


Shipra Kakkar

I have opted for a healthy diet and ditched various unhealthy habits. Now, I feel better and my gynecologist says that my fertility levels have also improved to a great extent. This combined with de-stressing life and ensuring regular physical activity has improved the fertility levels.

Aug. 27, 2017, 11:43 a.m. 5.0


Usha Reddy

Healthy and balanced diet should be taken to improve fertility with lots of folic acid intake. Broccoli is the smartest choice to have to improve fertility.

Aug. 27, 2017, 11:33 a.m. 4.5


Manat Rai

Along with your health, try to keep your partner healthy too. Both of your boosted fertility will help you to conceive.

July 12, 2017, 5:55 p.m. 4.5

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