1. Age affects fertility and ability to conceive: The more a woman's age the chances of her becoming pregnant decreases. Women are more fertile 5 days before ovulation and the day of ovulation with fertility peaking 2 days prior to the day of ovulation.

Apart from the stressful stimulants, like coffee and soda, work, financial, and life stresses can contribute towards increasing stress level in women and also make normal ovulation difficult for women and the result can be lower sperm counts for men. 

 2. Acupuncture is an effective treatment method for unexplained fertility and conception in women: - out of  23 women with unexplained infertility,  who completed a whole course of acupuncture,14 became pregnant of which 10 went on to have a live birth

 3. Poor circulation reduces fertility in men and women and wearing socks get the blood flowing: Keep your socks on while you go to bed.

 4. Reducing stress increases the chance of conception: The figures show that 55 percent women who attended a mind and body program became pregnant when compared to 20 percent who didn't attend. So try ways to Keep stress at Bay by incorporating some relaxation methods like yoga, meditation, regular exercise, and massages. 

5. A whole pineapple will do a lot of good during pregnancy, especially provides the needed nutrients during conception:. Pineapple contains an anti-inflammatory agent called Bromelain that helps the egg implant into the womb. Eating a whole lot pineapple over the five days following ovulation does a lot of good to the women to conceive.

 6. Drink more water as dehydration is harmful to our reproductive organs: Fluid is very important for plump egg follicles and for the womb lining blood.Less water affects fertility leading to severe diseases, eventually effecting conception 

 7. Avoid alcohol consumption: Alcohol reduces the chances of conception in men and women and just two alcoholic beverages a day reduces fertility by 60% according to a study by the Swedish scientists.

 8. Quit Smoking: Smoking damages the uterus' receptivity to the egg and reduces sperm production. Smoking also damages the DNA in your partner's sperm. So it's recommended that you quit smoking. You'll have to give it up when you're pregnant, anyway; smoking while pregnant increases the risk of miscarriage and of giving birth to an unhealthy, low birth-weight baby.

 9. Keep the bedroom dark: A study published in the fertility and sterility showed that artificial light in the evening harms a women's reproductive health by interfering with melatonin levels.

 10.Work out Your Fertile Window: If it isn't practical for you to be at it like a pair of jackrabbits throughout your cycle, work out your fertile window. The fertile window is the six-day period when conception is most likely to occur and ends on the day of ovulation. You are most likely to get pregnant three days before you ovulate.

You can work out your fertile window by calculating that ovulation occurs fourteen days before your period, or track ovulation using the ovulation tests available in every pharmacy.

11.Protect His Swimmers: Male sperm quality could be affected by keeping a cell phone in his pant pocket and by using a computer on his lap. The increased heat could harm the long-term motility of his sperm. So make him use a table for his laptop, and have him keep his phone in a shirt pocket.

12. Cut Caffeine: Men and women should both restrict caffeine consumption to just 250mg a day (one cappuccino, in some coffee shops). Higher levels of caffeine (just 500mg) are enough to reduce your chance of conception.

13. Eat Right: While we all know we should eat right when we're pregnant, the evidence suggests that eating the following foods could boost the chances of conception:

Beans: boosting zinc levels, which may be responsible for low fertility and poor egg health

Bananas: full of hormone-regulating Vitamin B6

Citrus fruits: full of Vitamin C, necessary for sperm motility

Spinach: full of Folate, which improves dysfunctional ovulation and makes sperm healthier

Salmon: full of Omega-3 Fatty-Acids, necessary for sperm maturation

Ice cream: Full-fat ice cream protects against ovulatory infertility (where you don't ovulate)

14. Prevent Gum Decay and Disease: I bet you didn’t equate your oral health with your chances of getting pregnant. However, periodontitis, or gum disease, can actually cause difficulties when it comes to getting pregnant and remaining healthy while pregnant (i.e., miscarriages and early deliveries). That’s why maintaining good oral health by brushing and flossing, as well as going for an annual dental checkup will promote a healthy conception, pregnancy, and delivery.

15. Maintain a Healthy Weight: There is a fine line between underweight and overweight, but you should try your very best to find it if you hope to get pregnant.  Fluctuating weight can make pregnancy difficult due to irregular estrogen levels and egg release.

Both men and women should be a healthy weight if they want to conceive. Research has shown a twofold increase in time taken to conceive in women with a BMI above 25. Even worse, underweight women (with a BMI of below 19) took four times longer to conceive. Overweight men also have lower-quality sperm, meaning it may take their partner longer to conceive.

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