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How To Make Yourself More Fertile
Lifestyle changes ..: Lifestyle changes that may help include aiming for a normal weight if you're underweight or overweight, stopping smoking, avoiding heavy alcohol use, and avoiding illegal drugs as well as prescription narcotic pain medications. High caffeine intake may increase the risk of miscarriage, stick to one cup of brewed coffee a day and decaf for the rest (no espresso). No well-proven herbs or supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fertilaid: The "jury is still out" on whether this formulation is effective at enhancing fertility. I have seen no good well-controlled clinical trials addressing this supplement, only anecdotal stories touting its value on various blogs. You might glance at this article==>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fertilaid. As always, it it were my wife, i would urge her to consult first with her gynecologist. ...Read more
A week or more : The fertile window is open for longer than many people realize. Healthy sperm can survive in the female reproductive tract for a week or more. On the other hand once the egg is released fertilization can only occur within 24 hours of egg release. So the time you are most fertile is from about a week before ovulation to 24 hours post ovulation. ...Read more
Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success.Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. ...Read more
Fertilily at age 40: Unfortunately, at age 40 a woman is past the peak of fertility. The only way to assess her fertility to perform blood testing for certain hormones on cycle 2 or 3 of a menstrual cycle. Although not perfect is will give an assessment of her ability to conceive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use an OPK kit: If you have regular cycles use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) - test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not accurate. Try the ovuquick brand (available online, get the 9 stick pack) if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a positive test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low Glycemic Index: Great question! while there are no magic foods, normal weight and a healthy, low glycemic index diet are associated with higher fertility, while excess weight and an unhealthy high glycemic index diet are associated with higher rates of infertility. For a helpful reference check out the fertility diet, an easy to read book by harvard researchers dr chavarro and dr willett. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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