Lifestyle choices can affect fertility

Published On: May 07 2013 04:09:55 PM EDT   Updated On: May 20 2013 11:38:06 AM EDT
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Are you struggling to get pregnant? According to the Mayo Clinic, some lifestyle choices can affect your ability to get pregnant.

 

Maintaining a healthy weight can affect your fertility. According to the Mayo Clinic, being overweight or extremely underweight can affect hormone production and inhibit normal ovulation.

 

Practicing safe sex to protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can also increase your chances of becoming pregnant, as STIs such as Chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause infertility.

 

Eating a healthy diet can promote fertility. Keeping up with good nutrition and consuming the prenatal vitamin of folic acid can benefit your fertility chances, according to the Mayo Clinic.

 

Seeing your doctor regularly to ensure you’re in good overall health can also benefit your chances of becoming pregnant. This way your doctor will be able to promptly treat any conditions that might threaten your fertility chances.

 

The Mayo Clinic also recommends managing your stress levels to increase your odds of conception. The Mayo Clinic suggests practicing relaxation techniques when trying to become pregnant.