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Boosting Your Chances: 12 Essential Fertility Care Tips

Updated: Jun 28


Ready to embark on the journey of parenthood? This article dives deep into fertility care, equipping you with easy-to-implement strategies to learn how to get pregnant fast. Imagine a future where you're not overwhelmed by confusing advice – this is your roadmap to a healthy pregnancy, naturally!



1) Create A Balanced Plate: Warming Vs Chilling Foods

root vegetables warming foods for fertility care and get pregnant fast

  • Increase Warming and nourishing food!! Such as:

    • plants that grow slowly (root vegetables-carrots, parsnip, cabbage, pumpkin, ginseng);

    • cooked food,

    • red-orange-yellow colour plants (except tomatoes);

    • wholegrain and seafood;


  • Reduce "Chilling" food (especially in cold months) - as they create cold in the uterus and ovaries, making the blood sluggish. Such foods are:

    • plants that grow quickly (cucumber, lettuce, tomato, avocado); tropical fruit;

    • chemically fertilised;

    • raw food;

    • food eaten too cold;

    • dairy (hard-affect internal organ as the womb/ ovaries/fall tube - soft cheese affect external organ as the vagina);

    • sugar(cause initial heat, then coldness);

    • excess salt;

    • Blue-green-purple colour plants

    • Cold liquids during meals as they may inhibit the fire of digestion - warm liquid can be consumed in moderation


  • Add food to dissolve congestion in order to improve blood and lymph flow and expel waste in the pelvic viscera. Such foods are daikon, ginger, shiitake mushroom, horseradish, mustard, pickles, and garlic.


  • Avoid excess hot spicy as it may injure the reproductive balance



2) Eat At Regular Times To Improve Blood Sugar Balance 


Regular Meal Time is an essential component of a successful fertility care plan. It can be beneficial for overall health and potentially contribute to a healthy menstrual cycle.



Why Regular Meals Matter


Meal time is one of the major factors influencing blood sugar levels, which affect the secretion of the female sex hormone progesterone. This hormone is necessary for procreation. Disrupted levels of Progesterone can cause Hormonal Imbalance in Women, such as oestrogen-dominant conditions, such as PCOS, Endometriosis and Fibroids.


In addition, when progesterone levels are low, you may experience spotting pre & post-cycle, and you may have more difficulty to get pregnant as the fertilised egg will struggle to implant in the uterus. 


When Blood sugar levels rise too much, they cause a surge of Adrenaline, which, when in excess, blocks the release of progesterone. So first of all, ask yourself: Are you eating regularly throughout the day?



How to Balance Blood Sugars: The Secret Weapon for Your Fertility Care Plan


  • Eat little portions every 2-3 hours

  • Eat protein and complex carbs at each meal

  • Use Coriander and Cinnamon essential oils to support the liver and pancreas, two important organs for balancing out those blood glucose level



What are the main benefits of balancing Blood sugar levels?


When your Blood Sugar levels are more balanced, you will:


  • have a more stable weight

  • get relief from mood swing

  • improve women's health

  • reduce headache

  • increase energy levels 

  • Success in your preconception care plan! And get pregnant fast :)



Avoid Artificial Sweeteners


The most common artificial sweeteners are high fructose syrup and aspartame. 


  • HIGH FRUCTOSE SYRUP can’t be metabolised by the liver. Therefore, it causes blood sugar levels to rise quickly, increasing the risk of diabetes and also negatively affecting the pancreas. As a consequence, the pancreas gets overused, which may cause hormonal imbalance in women and contribute to weight gain. Foods rich in high fructose syrup are:

    • Sweet cereals

    • Muesli bars

    • Ready-to-eat Soup and fruit juices

    • Fizzy drinks are terrible for fertility care! To make them fizzy, lots of salt needs to be added, and even more fructose is needed to mask the salty taste. Another negative note about this artificial sweetener is that a study found that High fructose syrup contains Mercury. This metal can sabotage your preconception care plan and lower your chances of getting pregnant fast! Thus another good reason why to avoid foods rich in high fructose syrup! Be aware that you may already be unknowingly exposed to:

  • living close to a factory which uses mercury as a preservative for wheat seeds as this may contaminate the water supply

  • eating deep water fish (such as tuna, swordfish, shark, and marlin) that swim closer to the Earth, which naturally emits mercury

  • taking cod liver oil supplement - that could have been extracted from deepwater fishes

  • amalgam dental fillings. White porcelain fillings are a safer alternative.


  • ASPARTAME used to be prescribed as an ulcer medication. Nowadays, aspartame is widely found in our food because it can be advertised as “sugar-free”. Our body can only take a limited amount of aspartame. When this exceeds, it may cause symptoms of strokes! 


Natural sweeteners are much healthier for us! Try to use agave syrup, honey and nectar syrup.



3) High-Quality Supplements For Fertility Care


A balanced diet rich in whole foods is crucial for both men and women trying to conceive. However, modern food production methods may sometimes lead to lower nutrient content.


Here's where high-quality hormone balance supplements can help. They can balance the lack of nutrients in the food we eat nowadays and ease symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women.


Look for prenatal vitamins formulated for women before and during pregnancy. These contain essential vitamins and minerals like folic acid, which is critical for early fetal development and may help you to get pregnant faster.



4) Take Care Of Fertility By Limiting Unhealthy Habits


Be mindful of factors that can affect fertility, such as:


  • SMOKING can decrease your ovulation chances by 10% and may bring menopause earlier. Smoking is associated with an increased risk of infertility for both women attempting to become pregnant for the first time and women who have previously been pregnant. Women who are smokers have a poorer response to IVF and an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage.


  • TOBACCO and COFFEE deplete your body of essential minerals and make it harder for the body to nurture the embryo, increasing the risk of miscarriage.


  • One drink of ALCOHOL per day may reduce the chances of conceiving by 50% and may delay ovulation! It affects blood sugar around rather than swim levels and the elimination of toxins and old hormones. Alcohol is like a super toxin as it blocks the absorption of vitamins, nutrients and fatty acids, all so necessary for your reproductive health!


  • RECREATIONAL DRUGS such as marijuana may disrupt ovulation and make the sperm hang around rather than swim towards the egg.


  • ENVIRONMENTAL HORMONES are man-made chemicals that mimic the effects of natural oestrogens. Try to achieve hormone harmony with easy lifestyle changes such as buying organic foods, choosing free containers, and using natural products.



5) Maintain A Healthy Weight


Being Overweight or Underweight may both interfere with women's health.


Being underweight can cause a lack of essential vitamins and minerals. The body needs at least 18% of body fat to ovulate. Heavily restricted diets combined with excess exercise have been found to be more injurious than beneficial. Weight should be a balance between energy intake, storage, and expenditure. 


Foods such as aduki beans, black beans, oysters, squid, raspberries and strawberries may help you add fuel and restore energy.


Being overweight creates excess fatty tissue. Fat produces and stores oestrogen, consequently interfering with the normal feedback of the hormonal cycle.


Some IVF clinics often refuse treatment to overweight women in order to avoid a really high level of oestrogen circulating in the body.



6) Target Your Fertile Window


Learn how to understand when is the best time to have sex for conception. It is essential to get familiar with and recognise the ovulation symptoms correctly. You should try to identify your “fertile window” – the few days in the lead-up to ovulation and about a day after.


We recommend detecting ovulation with the Basal Body Temperature method.



7) Exercise To Feel Good


  • Avoid strenuous exercise (especially during the menstrual cycle). Excessive exercising can interfere with ovulation, even causing your menstrual cycle to stop for a while & disrupting your hormonal balance.


  • Moderate exercise can help regulate oestrogen levels and help with Hormonal imbalances in women, such as oestrogen-dominant conditions (Endometriosis, PCOS & Fibroids)


  • Try exercises such as:

  • Yoga

  • Qi Kong

  • Tai Chi

  • Hip rotations

  • Squatting: Squats are particularly great for bringing energy into the pelvic region and moving any stagnation (constipation/cystitis/thrush/ PMS symptoms)



8) Have A Regular Sleep Pattern


Try to build a regular sleep pattern to restore and nurture your vital energy and sleep in Darkness (as light can affect our hormonal balance)


Restless nights? Alternative approaches like acupuncture might be worth considering. Research suggests acupuncture can help to rest well, improve sleep quality and help manage insomnia."




9) Have Me Time! (Spiritual and Physical)


Taking time for yourself is essential for fertility care.


Chronic stress can disrupt hormone regulation in both men and women, impacting ovulation cycles and sperm production. Engaging in activities you enjoy can help manage stress and create a more relaxed state, potentially improving fertility.


So schedule that brunch with your girlfriends... and book a relaxing full-body massage! You deserve it!



hands holding head during fertility care massage

10) Sit On A Stool


Sitting on a stool rather than a sofa will improve the energy flow in the pelvic region while avoiding resting in a collapsed position.



11) Expose To Sunlight


Sunlight encourages regular ovulation by increasing oestrogen levels.


woman in a sunny field


12) Fertility Care Acupuncture


Acupuncture for Fertility treatment is not only for women who are trying to conceive, but it also aims to help women who are looking for a natural, drug-free way to enhance women's health.


Acupuncture needles are inserted at targeted points to potentially regulate hormones, improve blood flow to the uterus, and enhance fertility.


What Are The Main Benefits Of Our Bespoke Fertility Care Treatment?


  • Improve the menstrual cycle's symptoms such as Irregular & Heavy Periods and ovulation symptoms.


  • Help with Hormonal Imbalances in Women, such as Endometriosis, Fibroids & PCOS symptoms.


  • Ease PMS symptoms such as menstrual cramping, mood swings, stress & anxiety.


  • Aiding Natural conception and Assisted Reproductive Techniques (IUI, IVF & ICSI cycles) & help you to get pregnant fast.


  • Prevent / or offer support to women who have had a miscarriage.


We also run online educational programs to promote the health of the menstrual cycle and a deep understanding of its nature, from the fertility years into menopause. These programs teach other women how to overcome these issues through a comprehensive health approach.


What Our Clients Say


"I was sceptical about acupuncture at first, but I was willing to give it a try after hearing so many positive things about it. Patrizia has a way of explaining things in a way that makes sense, and she is so patient and understanding. I felt comfortable asking her any questions I had; I left my first session feeling hopeful, and I continued to see her for several months. I am so grateful for her help, and I am now pregnant with my first child!" - Mary


"Since my teenage years, I have suffered from PCOS, and I have been struggling with infertility for many years. So I was so desperate for help, and I was willing to try anything. I came across Monica's website and was immediately impressed by her credentials and experience. I booked an appointment with her right away, and I am so glad I did." - Anna





Conclusion


In conclusion, implementing these 12 essential fertility care tips can significantly enhance your chances of conceiving. From maintaining a balanced diet and regular meal times to managing stress through "me-time" and seeking acupuncture, these strategies can positively impact your fertility journey.


Remember, small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in boosting fertility and helping you get pregnant fast.


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