Eating to boost fertility

Managing to become pregnant is not always as simple as we seem to think. When trying to boost fertility, it is usual to concentrate on balancing sex hormones, but there is definitely much more to consider than just that. If you are trying to conceive, you also need to consider your mood and libido, stress hormones, your body’s signs of fertility (for females), circulation and more. If you are already taking a multivitamin and abstaining from drinking, you are already on the right track, but some of us may need more than basic healthy nutritional support to actually become pregnant.

Although women are the most likely to seek advice when it comes to fertility, it is not uncommon for men’s infertility to be preventing a successful pregnancy, so be sure to include both your own and your partner’s needs when it comes to nutrition to boost your fertility.

Get in the mood

If you aren’t ‘in the mood’, the chance of getting pregnant is much lower, so first things first: make sure that your sex drive (and your partner’s) is high enough for regular intercourse. In order to heighten mood, and induce feelings of pleasure, reward and relaxation, your brain chemical messengers should be functioning at their best. Brain messengers, or neurotransmitters, such as dopamine allow us to feel this way. A lack of production of neurotransmitters may result in anxiety, overwhelming stress and difficultly in sleeping, making the likelihood of getting ‘in the mood’ pretty slim.

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