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How Men and Women Can Improve Their Fertility Through Natural Remedies

According to the statistics provided by Ministry of Women, Community and Family developments, one in ten couples now find it difficult to conceive and a quarter of all pregnancies can end in a miscarriage.


Many women believe that fate plays a part in fertility. In Malaysia, 71% of women believe that infertility is “God’s will”, and 42% attribute it to “bad luck”. In fact , according to the statistics provided by Ministry of Women, Community and Family developments, one in ten couples now find it difficult to conceive and a quarter of all pregnancies can end in a miscarriage.


Scientific research has shown that certain vitamins and minerals can increase your chances of getting and staying pregnant. In order to maximise your chances of conceiving it is very important that you and your partner are in optimum health. By eliminating nutritional deficiencies and improving sperm production and mobility you can dramatically increase your chances of getting pregnant. It is important to obtain the right nutrients and in the right quantities to enhance your success.


Fertility is multi-factorial that can be at the root of your fertility problems. A study conducted by the University of Surrey showed that couples with a previous history of infertility who made changes in their lifestyle, diet and took nutritional supplements had an 80 percent success rate. Given that the success rate for IVF is around 25 per cent, it’s worth considering these options.


Remember that it takes at least three months for immature eggs (oocytes) to mature enough to be released during ovulation. It also takes at least three months for sperm cells to develop, ready to be ejaculated. This means that when you are trying to improve your fertility, you need to have a three-month period before conceiving. This is called ‘pre-conception care’ and it’s as important to take as much care during this period as it is during a pregnancy itself.


The right diet and lifestyles are equally essential

Although it goes without saying that a healthy diet is crucial to a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby, many people are unaware of the fact that diet can help to correct hormone imbalances that may affect your ability to conceive. Most doctors say when it comes to your daily diet your best bet is to use common sense and get plenty of fruits and vegetables. It can’t hurt and it should help your body function at its best, something you’ll want during the conception process and eventually need to keep up with your baby.


There are also certain foods and drinks that are known to lower fertility. The first thing we need to refrain are the followings: