Since conception is a process that relies on the fertility of both partners, it is important that both individuals work on actions which may improve fertility.
Protect the Groin Area from Heat in Males
Excessive heat exposure around the testes can affect the production of sperm. Avoid engaging in daily hot tub exposure or placing a laptop near the groin area.
Control Weight as A Women
Being underweight or overweight can decrease the chances of conception. Aim for a BMI (Body Mass Index) that is between 18.5 and 24.9. A BMI over 24.9 can cause conception to take twice as long as average while a BMI below 18.5 may quadruple the time it takes.
Substances For Men and Women to Avoid
Avoid excessive intake of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. Although consumption of these substances in men may decrease the motility of the sperm, in women it can severely decrease chances of fertility. If both parties are engaging in the ingestion of these substances, it can severely reduce the chances of conception. In addition to lowering the chances of conception, alcohol and nicotine can damage DNA in the male sperm, increasing chances of genetic disease and birth defects. According to Web MD, “Studies on alcohol intake and women’s fertility have produced mixed findings. But Swedish researchers have found that women who drank two alcoholic beverages a day decreased their fertility by nearly 60%. Smoking affects how receptive the uterus is to the egg. And in men, smoking can reduce sperm production and damage DNA.”
Boosting Fertility as A Couple
In addition to frequent sex, targeting times of intercourse for the fertile window can also drastically increase the chances of conception. Plan for intercourse on the six days before the ovulation cycle begins.
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