I just want to get pregnant naturally

When you’re trying to get pregnant without luck, some people assume the next step is IVF. But these days, that’s definitely not the case – and if you don’t like the idea of artificial intervention, there’s still plenty you can do to improve your chances of success.

Simple steps to improve natural fertility

Weight is a very important factor in fertility. If your BMI is between 18.5 – 24.9 you should be good to go, but if you have problems maintaining a healthy weight, your GP could help.

Apart from regular exercise, the right diet can help too. Make sure you’re eating plenty of foods that are rich in antioxidants, Vitamins B and C, Folic Acid and Zinc. Organic is generally better but there’s no need to obsess over everything you put in your mouth. And while you don’t want to drink to excess, the odd glass of wine won’t do you any harm.

It probably goes without saying, but smoking affects fertility for both men and women. If you haven’t already quit, now’s the time! Lots of sleep helps too.

Timing

Location might be everything for real estate but when you’re trying to conceive, it’s all about timing. We can help you track your ovulation so the time you have sex is spot on to improve your chance of success. 

Support is here if you need it

Of course, nature isn’t always fair and there may be obstacles you can’t overcome without medical treatment. In this case, it’s worth talking to a Genea Fertility Specialist. With the advanced technology available today you may find that IVF doesn’t have to be as invasive, or as unnatural, as you might think.