How to Increase Fertility

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Do you want to have a child? Then you most likely want to get pregnant as soon as possible. There are a few things you can do that can increase the chances of getting pregnant:

  • Women should keep weight under control. Being both overweight and underweight can affect how long it takes you to conceive a child. Scientific evidence suggests that staying at a healthy weight will increase your chances of getting pregnant.
  • Men should protect sperm. Exposing the testicles to a high amount of heat can affect the sperm. For example, it is not a good idea to sit in a hot tub for several hours before wanting to try to conceive. Also, some believe that having a laptop computer on your lap for several hours could possibly affect sperm count. After you try this, you also can go for fertility testing and treatment.
  • Women should not drink coffee or alcohol to excess. Experts believe that drinking more than five cups of coffee per day can lower a woman’s fertility. Other studies suggest that women drinking two alcoholic beverages daily also can lower fertility.
  • Both should not smoke. Smoking impairs male and female fertility.

If you keep these four tips in mind as you are trying to conceive, it should increase the chances you will succeed.