It is a strange fact of nature that after years of taking
precautions to prevent pregnancy, all too often, once a couple
decides they want a baby, it doesn't happen as quickly as they
Between 10 and 20%
of couples are infertile - that is they are unable to conceive
after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse.
In about 40% of
these cases the problem is sperm related. In 10% of cases no
cause can be found. In the remaining 50% of cases something
about the way the woman's body functions prevents pregnancy from
There can be many
reasons why a woman has difficulty becoming pregnant. If she is
underweight or obese, had a recent weight loss or has a poor
diet she may find it difficult to conceive. Other causes of
infertility include hormonal imbalance, pelvic inflammatory
disease and chlamydia, which is often undiagnosed.
eating a healthy, well balanced diet. Avoid animal
fats, sugar, junk foods and fried foods.
Try to cut
out caffeine. A recent study showed that women who
drank more than 300mg of caffeine daily (2 - 3 cups of
coffee) may reduce their chance of conceiving by as
much as 25%.
alcohol. It has been shown that even moderate
consumption of alcohol (about 2 drinks per day) can
reduce the chance of pregnancy.
smoking - and try to avoid cigarette smoke
of hot tubs and saunas, and avoid vigorous exercise as
these can cause changes in ovulation
Stress is well known as an excellent contraceptive.
Nutrients Worth Considering
and mineral supplement - a good place to start to
ensure your body gets adequate nutrition
(pyridoxine), 50mg three times daily - Some studies have
shown that women who take this supplement improve their
chance of pregnancy
complex, 50 mg daily - Important for reproductive
400 - 800 iu daily - Needed for the balanced production
- Infertility is an early symptom of Vitamin B12
400 mcg - a small number of studies show increased
Folic Acid intake increases fertility.
Zinc, 75 mg
daily - deficiency may disrupt the normal menstrual
cycle. Some studies have shown that zinc can help
Gold Maca™ 550 mg has been known to be very effective
in assisting the body to become more balanced increasing
the chances dramatically. See Maca
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