Now that you and your partner have decided that this is the right time to add a new bundle of joy to your family, you probably want to become pregnant as soon as possible. Dr. Pedram Ilbeigi recommends the following tips for increasing your chances of fertility.
As an expert in urology, Dr. Pedram Ilbeigi services patients in Rancho Mirage and across the Inland Empire in order to help them boost their fertility and ultimately become pregnant.
Does My Weight Impact Fertility?
Yes, your weight plays a large role in your ability to conceive a child. Women who are both overweight and underweight may have a more difficult time conceiving a child, so it’s important to talk to your doctor about your current BMI and how it might impact your fertility.
How Can My Partner Protect His Sperm?
Men should be careful about the activities they participate in while they are trying to conceive with their partner. Avoid contact sports where genitalia can be injured, and stay out of hot tubs as the high heat is known to damage and even kill sperm.
How Should I Hydrate Myself?
Choose your beverages wisely while you are trying to conceive. Avoid drinking too much caffeine and only drink alcohol in moderation. Stop drinking alcohol completely if you find out you are, in fact, pregnant. As a general rule of thumb, water is the best way to hydrate yourself during this special time.
Should I Break Any Bad Habits?
Now is the time to get into your best pregnancy practices. Give up smoking, take up moderate exercise and start to eat a well-balanced diet. This helps to prepare your body for the experience ahead, as well as make it easier for you to conceive.
Can I Pinpoint My Fertile Window?
Yes, you can determine your fertile window and it is highly recommended that you do so. Use fertility charting and ovulation predictor kits in order to pinpoint exactly when you ovulate each month.
How Often Should I Have Sex?
The more often you have sex, the higher the chances of conception. Having sex every day or every other day is ideal, but it’s most important that you time your sex appropriately. You have to have sex during your fertile window in order to conceive.
Can We Use Lubricants?
You may use some lubricants, but it’s important to choose the right ones. Some lubricants actually impact the sperms ability to move quickly. Canola oil and peanut oil are good natural lubricant options.
Should I Go Green While I Clean?
You may want to avoid exposure to harmful chemicals or pesticides, such as those found in traditional household cleaners. Pesticides also can have a negative impact on your fertility, so limit your exposure as much as possible.
Planning for a new baby is an exciting time, and these fertility tips will help you as you start your conception journey. To find out more information about female fertility and male fertility, set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Pedram Ilbeigi. He can help you determine your current fertility status and provide you with more information about conceiving a child.