You don't have to undergo strenuous and expensive methods to get pregnant. There are other ways to boost natural fertility.
The National Vital Statistics System recorded the highest total fertility rate for women during the post-World War II baby boom, where it reached 3.77 births per woman. However, by 2018 the real fertility rate dropped to 1.73- a rate that is too low to replace the generation itself.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in every four couples in developing countries are experiencing infertility. It stems from severe psychological and sociological problems like divorce, violence, social stigma, emotional stress, depression, and low self-esteem.
The good news is, every woman can boost her natural fertility. Many studies discovered natural methods to help women increase their pregnancy chances despite their ages. Instead of giving up the hope of childbearing, it is time to try to attain your goal.
Monitor your basal body temperature.
Monitoring your basal body temperature helps in tracking your ovulation.
Monitoring your basal body temperature (BBT) will help you predict the time of your ovulation. It may take a slight commitment since you have to check your temperature every single day. However, it is a straightforward process that will help you in the long run.
To check your BBT, you need to have a basal body thermometer. Always keep it near your bed so you can get your temperature as soon as you wake up. Record it right away, whether in a notebook or your phone. It would take you one to two cycles before you can get the correct pattern.
After having the pattern, identify the dates when you are most fertile. A sperm stays in the reproductive tract for five days, so you need to have sex two days before your ovulation. If your BBT is high for more than 18 days, then you should take a pregnancy test.
Always stay hydrated
Drinking a lot of water increases cervical mucus.
Water helps in increasing the cervical mucus, making it easier for the sperm to reach the egg. According to some studies, a sperm can have difficulty getting the egg if the cervical mucus is thick and low in water content.
The other benefits of water are the lubrication of tissues and organs, delivery of the hormones, and enhancement of the follicles. Make sure to drink 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Also, avoid drinks that cause dehydration like sodas and coffees.
Dehydration has adverse effects on fertility. Some of these are the prevention of ovulation and lack of cervical mucus that eventually harms the sperm. If you observe that you are not urinating for hours, it is a sign that your body needs water.
Dr. Yaron Seidman DAOM