If you are trying to get pregnant, you may be wondering about your fertility and whether you can improve it. Some factors may be beyond your control such as medical issues that affect the ability to conceive. Lifestyle choices can also have an effect on your fertility.
Healthy lifestyle choices can help you promote fertility. Here is some useful health advice to consider:
Your weight can affect your chances of getting pregnant, which is why being a healthy weight is important. Being overweight can cause spontaneous conception to decrease, can worsen Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and may cause a decreased in sperm quality.
Being overweight can impact on fertility treatment:
Weight loss can improve fertility outcomes by helping menstrual cycles (periods) to regulate and increasing chances of spontaneous ovulation. Gradual sustained weight loss is recommended rather than crash dieting. Find out more information about healthy eating and weight loss.
Smoking tobacco and recreational substances can reduce the chances of conceiving naturally and reduces success rates of fertility treatments.
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As part of our fertility services, you will receive advice on how to improve fertility by optimising your health. By following this health and lifestyle advice, you can improve success rates if fertility treatment is required.