If you’ve been at this a long time, you’ve likely been googling like crazy on when you are the most fertile. If you’ve stumbled upon the Fertility Awareness Method, you will know that tracking certain clues your body gives you is key to intercourse timing.
Does stress rule your life? Do you need more hours in the day? Are you running from one thing to the next and juggling multiple balls? Do you have trouble sleeping? Or maybe feel so exhausted through the day that coffee is basically an intravenous therapy for you?
What does sugar cravings have to do with fertility?
The truth is sugar can have a huge impact on all areas of our health, especially our hormones. Craving sugar can also give us some insight into what might be potentially going on hormonally that may be causing some trouble conceiving.
If you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, it’s possible you’ve been told that you may struggle to get pregnant when your time comes.
Unfortunately, this is the truth. But the good news is there are natural ways to manage your PCOS and boost your chances of getting pregnant.
Male factor fertility accounts for 20-30% of overall infertility. Add this with the fact that combined male and female factor fertility accounts for another 30%. Clearly it’s important to have your partner assessed and treated if you’re having trouble conceiving.
We’ve heard this story before. You’ve been trying to get pregnant for a few months, everyone around you is announcing their bundles of joy and you’re left wondering “why not me”?
Have you been diagnosed with autoimmune hypothyroidism, or Hashimoto’s? If you know you have hypothyroidism and haven’t had your thyroid antibodies tested you need to now. Especially if you’re trying to get pregnant. You may have Hashimoto’s and have very few symptoms, or no symptoms at all, besides infertility.
Egg health is crucial for fertility. A lot of what you’re doing for preconception care is to not only help balance your hormones and prepare your body for pregnancy, but it’s also all about improving the quality of that one egg that will be released.