RadioMD: Inherently You with Dr. Holly Lucille

Natural Ways to Support Fertility

January 21, 20159 min
Roughly 10% of couples in the U.S. have trouble conceiving.Infertility is an issue women are facing more and more frequently in today's society. As women age, an estimated 35 to 39 percent face fertility problems, since your eggs become less viable and the challenges of conceiving also increase.According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 6.7 million women between the ages of 15-44 are unable to get pregnant or carry a baby to term. However, even though you may associate infertility as a woman's problem, men can also be infertile.There are many reasons why you may not be able to get pregnant such as hormones, cervical issues, your man's sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that cause health problems.But, did you know your daily lifestyle choices can have a direct impact on your ability to conceive?If you're considering getting pregnant now or in the future there are choices you can begin implementing now to improve your fertility and impact the health of your unborn child.What natural choices should you be implementing right now to help increase your chances of becoming pregnant? Healthy, wholesome, nutritious foods Remove high sugars and starches from your diet Include leafy greens (such as asparagus), wild caught salmon, Brazil nuts Incorporate healthy fats (like avocado) Reduce as much stress as possible Tune in to Sarah Corey, AADP and Dr. Holly to learn more about preparing your body for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy, happy baby.

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