Home Remedies to Improve Fertility






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Fertility treatments are extremely expensive and for those women who are trying to become pregnant and having difficulties, this fact alone may be enough to keep them from having a child. Luckily, for those who are unable to afford fertility treatments, there are some things that can be tried at home that have been shown to increase fertility in women.

1. Vitamin C

One great area is to add Vitamin C to your diet. Not only is this a great vitamin to add for to increase the general health of a person, but it is a great way to boost your fertility. Studies have shown that it has the power to increase cervical mucus, which is the fluid that is needed to get sperm their correct destination.


2. Guaifenesin

Some women have also found that cough syrup containing Guaifenesin is great for boosting fertility. This is another great way to promote healthy cervical mucus and increase fertility. You probably won’t find any scientific proof of this, but many women say that they have found great success with these types of products.


3. Evening Primrose Oil

Another supplement that has been shown to improve cervical mucus is Evening Primrose Oil. Of the items that help with cervical mucus, this option helps out the most. Since it is all-natural, you will also not need to worry about strange and unwanted side effects and will not need to stress about the effects to your child when you do become pregnant.

4. Mineral Water Mixed with Soda

You may also want to consider using mineral water mixed with soda for vaginal douching. Sometimes this method helps to clear up issues that you may be having with your Fallopian tubes. However, you should only do this once a month, but it is safe to repeat on a monthly basis.


5. Raspberry tea

Raspberry tea has also been shown to help with the reproductive system and some have found that it increases their odds of conceiving. Research has also shown that miscarriage chances are also reduced when women drink raspberry tea regularly.


6. Wheat Germ

Men and women both can benefit from consuming wheat germ, which is rich with vitamin E. It is also a fantastic source of anti-oxidants and has been shown to promote sperm count and eliminate sperm damage.

Flaxseed has also been shown to improve the chances of getting pregnant and can be consumed daily. Most people prefer to eat this with their cereal each morning.


7. Folic Acid

One of the most important things that a growing fetus needs is folic acid. By introducing it into your system before you even become pregnant, you are building up the necessary amounts of the vitamin that your unborn child will need to grow properly.


It also can help make sure that all your reproductive organs and functions are working properly in order to give you the best chances of becoming pregnant in the first place.

8. Diet and Exercise

Changes to your diet, exercise and your weight can also be a way to improve your fertility. Maintaining each of these items in a healthy fashion is very important to the health of your baby, but studies have shown that overweight and unhealthy people find it more difficult to become pregnant. Keeping stress at bay has also been shown to improve a woman’s fertility and keep her body more healthy through pregnancy.


One final area that will improve both the health of your body and your fertility is drinking plenty of water. This is a way to flush out many of the toxins that may be preventing you from getting pregnant and may help you get healthy enough to conceive easier.

9. Chart your Menstrual Cycle

You should also maintain an active calendar showing how your body is behaving each month. Be sure to chart your menstrual cycles carefully and you may need to make some small purchases to make this task a bit simpler.

For best results, talk with your doctor in order to find the best methods of charting and tracking your ovulation cycle and remember to stick with it. Some methods require daily maintenance in order to receive the most accurate schedule.

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Men can also get on board with the process of trying to improve their fertility by focusing on their health and certain lifestyle issues that may be hindering the production of sperm. Your guy should strive to eat right, wear loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water; all while avoiding certain things such as alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine.

By combining these items with the items that are listed above, you will be able to increase your fertility at home and save the money that is commonly consumed by expensive medical fertility treatments.

Ms. Ledoux began her career as an ObGyn nurse practitioner prior to becoming a practicing midwife in the Santa Cruz community. Working together with ObGyn physicians in her own practice, she has over 20 years experience in women's health, pregnancy and childbirth.