Being in a state of optimal health plays an important role in increasing your fertility and improving your chance of natural conception
Here are a list of tips to follow if you are ready to start a family
1. Make an appointment to see your doctor
- Assess your medical history
- Review your medications
- Have any antenatal blood test to screen for pre-existing medical concerns
2. Start taking a prenatal multivitamin
- In accordance with WHO guidelines and RANZCOG (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) recommendations, all women thinking about, or trying to conceive should take a vitamin supplement containing folic acid and iodine.
- The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends that all women who are trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding take an iodine supplement of 150 micrograms (μg) daily.
3. Eat a healthy balanced diet
- Eating a well balanced and clean diet will help to ensure that you are consuming the right blend of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It will also help to keep your weight at an optimal level.
4. Achieve an optimal BMI
The ideal Body Mass Index is between 20 and 24. Maintaining a healthy weight for both men and women can improve your chance of natural conception.
5. Understand your menstrual and ovulation cycles
Monitoring your basal body temperature and the LH hormone surge in your urine takes the guesswork out of tracking your ovulation cycle.
Use the easy step-by-step guide provided by the conceivepleaseTM Fertility Kit and the useful tools within to track your ovulation.
- The conceiveplease™ Fertility Calendar is used to plot your most fertile time
- The conceiveplease™ digital thermometer accurately measures your basal body temperature
- The conceiveplease™ One Step Urine LH ovulation predictor testing sticks measure the LH surge just prior to your ovulation, to indicate the ideal time for sexual intercourse and conception.
6. Have sexual intercourse two-three times per week
It is recommended that couples have sexual intercourse two-three times per week. Frequent ejaculation helps to maintain sperm health.
7. Stop smoking
Smoking is one of the most detrimental lifestyle risk factors, and has a negative effect on reproduction and compromises egg and sperm quality.
8. Limit your alcohol intake
Alcohol also causes direct damage to egg and sperm quality and can harm the foetus during early pregnancy. It is recommended that women do not drink alcohol at all during their pregnancy.
9. Get plenty of rest
Getting plenty of rest and giving your body time to recuperate is important for both fertility health and during pregnancy.
10. Get started with conceiveplease™ Fertility Planning Kit
Order your conceiveplease™ fertility planning kit online and start planning!