Home Remedies to Increase Fertility

on Mar 07, 2013

by Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

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Home Remedies to Increase Fertility

When times are tough and infertility treatments and fertility medicines are out of the question due to expense, look toward these home remedies to help increase your fertility.

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Track your ovulation

Sometimes the reason is as simple as getting the timing wrong. You should thus track your ovulation and have sex at the right time. You can track your ovulation by either tracking your cervical mucus or you basal body temperature. Doing both would be even better. You can also track your LH levels. This simple step can improve your chances of getting pregnant significantly.

Take nutritional supplements

Another home remedy is to take nutritional supplements that help with fertility. May be the reason you are having trouble conceiving is that your body is deficient of one of the important nutrients required for conception. By taking these supplements, you can boost your chances of getting pregnant. Good health also means fewer miscarriage risks and birth defects. Supplements can also improve your cervical mucus the lack of which can cause fertility issues. Cervical mucus is important because it protects the sperm and also aids their movement to the fallopian tube. Protection of the sperm is necessary because the vagina is acidic and that can harm the sperm significantly. By taking supplements you can increase your cervical fluid and thus increase your chances of getting pregnant. Some of the supplements are vitamin C, nitric oxide, lactobacilli, grapeseed extract, and evening primrose oil.

Eating the right things

Along with eating the right things, you should make sure you eliminate the wrong things. Eating healthy is the key. If you are obese or underweight, it can be a problem. You should have the right BMI, not less, not more. Thus you should check your BMI and if it is not normal, you should work towards making it normal so as to improve your fertility.

Leafy vegetables

You should include leafy vegetables in your diet such as broccoli, spinach, and fresh fruits like citrus foods and so on in your diet to ensure good health. Eating yogurt can also help your fertility.

Winter cherry

Winter cherry is another herb that can help improve female fertility. You can powder this herb and take a dose of 5 gm. along with milk about a week after you get your period.

Avoid fatty and spicy food

Women should avoid fatty food and spicy food. You should also steer clear of refined cereals, white flour, too much caffeine, and nicotine.

Apply mud packs on your genital area

Applying mud packs on your genital area can also help. It will relieve any inflammation and also improve circulation in the genitalia.

Good exercise, healthy diet and comfortable underwear for men

For men, good exercise, healthy diet, and comfortable underwear can do the trick.

Take a nice soothing bath

You could also take a nice soothing bath. The water must be lukewarm. Remember that hot baths and saunas can do more harm than good. Overheating of your genitalia can affect your fertility adversely.

Drink lots of water

Lastly, stay hydrated. Drink lots of water.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.

  • Divya

    my i am 23 years old women i got marriedt 1.5 years back till not get prencncy and i gone through prengcy also everything was normall but till not getting consieve and monthly regularly periods are happening correctly

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