Before you start your fertility journey there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of success. That can help you both physically and mentally, and reduce your stress and worry as you move through the process of creating your family. Here are five of the most important things to consider.
- Let Go of Unhealthy Habits
If you smoke, drink, and stay up late you could have a harder time with fertility. It’s better to quit those unhealthy habits before starting your journey, so your body has some time to settle into your new routine.
- Switch to More Gentle Exercise
Running, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts, and lifting weights are all great exercise, but they can be too aggressive during your fertility journey. Instead, switch them up for walking, yoga, hiking, swimming, or biking.
- Eat a Healthy, Balanced Diet
Your diet should be a healthy one while you’re on your fertility journey. It’s okay to have a treat here and there, but you’ll want to have mostly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthy fats, lean proteins, and other healthy options.
- Bring Your Stress Level Down
If you have a stressful job, home life, or other causes of worry in your life, it’s important to look for ways to reduce your stress. Being more relaxed makes it easier for you to focus on fertility, and can help your experience become an easier one.
- Make Sure to Get Enough Sleep
Quality sleep is so important for all kinds of reasons, and it’s even more valuable during your fertility journey. You might have to adjust your work hours or at-home routines to get a better night’s sleep, but it’s well worth the adjustment.
If you focus on making some changes before you start with IVF or any other fertility procedures you’ll give your body the support it needs and raise your chances of conception. Making some small changes can get you started on moving forward with bigger changes, helping you to feel healthier and happier as you move toward starting or adding to your family.
At the Fertility Institute of San Diego, our practice philosophy is to treat each patient as we would our own family members. We know that you are special, so we treat you as such. We take great pride in being a boutique practice, where a single IVF doctor who knows everything about your case treats you. Dr. Hosseinzadeh is there for every visit and will perform all your ultrasounds and procedures, including egg retrievals and embryo transfers. We combine cutting-edge Western medicine with Eastern alternatives such as acupuncture. Contact us today for a complimentary virtual consultation!