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Infertility in Abu Dhabi: New Year’s Resolutions to Boost Your Fertility

With the new year comes new beginnings and goal setting

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14 January 2019

Last updated on 14 January 2019
New Year’s Resolutions to Boost Your Fertility

With the new year comes new beginnings and goal setting.

When you’re trying to conceive, your hopes and dreams may be mixed in with disappointments and worries. Nevertheless, there are some resolutions you can make, and keep, which will help you get the family you want.

The common New Year’s resolutions, like eating healthy and exercising more, can help couples struggling with infertility.

Before getting pregnant focus on making a few simple changes and you can boost your health and fertility.

Modify your diet and exercise

If you want to boost your fertility and weight loss is on your resolution list this year. Consider ways to eat healthier foods and fewer junk foods to boost your fertility, try to always choose fresh fruits, veggies, and whole foods over processed or canned goods.

Try to stick with foods that are high in zinc, vitamin E & C and folic acid. Think of ways to reduce your caffeine, alcohol and sugar intake.

Your weight affects both your periods as well as your ovulation. The first thing you should do is come up with a routine workout schedule, so the exercise helps improve your circulation, work your heart and other muscles, and keep your weight down, all of which are important to your health and fertility.

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Get enough rest

Many of our hormones are replenished while we sleep, including some of the reproductive hormones. Research shows that the hormone leptin, which has a critical role in female fertility, is reduced when the body is deprived of sleep.

Rest for 8-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night, and be aware of your body's needs. Better sleep can help to regulate your hormones and boost your fertility.

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Quit smoking

Smoking negatively impacts fertility, cigarette smoking can make it even more difficult to get pregnant, the same goes for second-hand smoke. If you are trying to conceive, it is smart to quit smoking at least six months prior to starting.

Cigarette smoke contains chemicals that accelerate egg loss in women and also causes menopause to occur one to four years earlier and can create pregnancy complications in expecting mothers. For women undergoing IVF treatment, those who smoke experience 30 percent lower pregnancy rates.

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Deal with Stress and be positive

Trying to get pregnant is stressful. Stress can negatively impact your chances for conceiving and can cause problems if you’re currently carrying a child.

Unfortunately, stress is compounded when we try to conceive month after month, creating a downward spiral that is difficult to break. Make a conscious effort to find a natural balance that will benefit you and your baby.

Seek out activities that make you feel calm and refreshed — warm baths, yoga, massage or long walks, for example. You can resolve to use relaxation response techniques, like deep breathing or meditation, to manage stress.

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