Conception can become a challenge if you’re in your mid-30s. Therefore, most people advise trying to get pregnant before they reach the age of 35. Although somewhat difficult, it’s not impossible to conceive in your 30s. A healthy lifestyle and proper planning can help you enjoy late pregnancy. If you’re on the other side of 35, here are some tips to improve fertility after 35:
- Get pre-pregnancy counseling
The quality of eggs and sperms decline as the couple gets older. This could potentially delay conception. Pre-pregnancy counseling will help you know more about your overall health status, the health of your ovaries, hormonal levels, etc. Before you start planning, it is important to know whether your various organs function properly. Meet the experts at KIMS Cuddles to know more about pre-pregnancy counseling.
- Make Lifestyle Changes
Various studies have indicated that lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol and caffeine can adversely affect fertility. Nicotine and other harmful toxins can make conception difficult and lead to a decline in the quality of ovum. Give up on smoking, and limit your alcohol and caffeine intake if you’re trying to get pregnant after 35.
- Eat Healthy
Eating the right foods can boost fertility naturally and also increase your chances of conception. Fresh fruits, green vegetables and whole grains, proteins and other essential vitamins can help regulate hormone production. Eat foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, C, E and beta carotene to boost your fertility after 35.
- Have more Sex
As you become older, your libido might start to decrease. You may not enjoy intercourse as much as you used to. Add to it the normal stress of your life which can lead to sex becoming infrequent. This isn’t good if you want to get pregnant. Try to have sex as often as possible to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Also, keep a track of your fertile days and have sex on those days in order to conceive.
- Control Stress and Exercise regularly
Although stress doesn’t affect conception directly, it can lead to various irregularities like interrupted sleep, unhealthy eating, weight gain etc. and affect the endocrine system which can alter hormone production. Keeping yourself active and exercising regularly can not only control your stress but can also keep you healthy, well into your 30s.
- Take Prenatal vitamins
Women in their late 30s have a higher chance of giving birth to babies who have birth defects. Start taking prenatal vitamins during your planning stage to avoid complications such as dysfunction in the brain or spinal cord. Timely intake of prenatal vitamins can reduce this issue and increase your fertility.
Above all, be positive and don’t lose hope if you’re trying to conceive. A negative frame of mind can influence conception and pregnancy to a great extent. Be positive and hope for the best while you’re trying for a baby after you turn 35. For any other help or support, our team of experts at KIMS Cuddles are always at your service.
*The opinions expressed in this article are not to be substituted for medical advice under any circumstance