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Fertility Foods


Fertility Foods

The doctors in the VFC Center at Vejthani Hospital know that some people need to make a concerted effort to get pregnant. When people ask them how to get pregnant fast, they understand that for some it means an uphill battle of monitoring their physical condition and getting to know their cycle. But there are also some things you can do to boost your chances of a healthy pregnancy.

One of the simplest and best things to do is to get a preconception checkup. Scheduling a preconception checkup at the VFC Center can set your mind at ease that there are no underlying conditions preventing you from becoming pregnant.

Know Your Cycle

Knowing your ovulation cycle is crucial to getting pregnant. Having sex when you’re ovulating is the best thing you can do when pregnancy is your goal. Ovulation prediction kits can help you get to know your cycle, so you can take advantage of it every month. They can let you know when you’re ovulating, and they can also tell you when you’re at the peak of your ovulation period to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

You also no longer have to wait a while after discontinuing birth control to attempt a pregnancy, as doctors used to recommend. It’s perfectly fine nowadays to start trying to conceive right after stopping birth control.

But one of the surprising things about trying for a baby is how much the food you eat can play a part in your ability to conceive. Many foods were rumored to play a part in pregnancy in folklore and household myths, but some of these myths are being proven to be true as more research is done into food and the reproductive system.

Foods that Increase Fertility in Females

The bad news is that there is no magic food that can guarantee a pregnancy. The good news is that maintaining a nutritious and well-balanced diet can help your reproductive system as well as your general health. There are also some foods that can specifically help you to get pregnant. We’ll list just some of the foods and tell you why they work.

  • Sunflower seed kernels contain a lot of vitamin E, an essential nutrient for boosting sperm count and motility. Add them to a smoothie or sprinkle them on salads.
  • Citrus fruits like oranges, pomelos and grapefruits contain polyamine putrescine, which is associated with the potential to improve both semen and egg health, as shown in animal research.
  • Mature cheeses like parmesan and aged cheddar are high in polyamines. The polyamine putrescine is thought to improve egg health in women aged 35 and older.
  • Full-fat dairy foods may reduce ovulation problems over low-fat dairy foods. The products include ice cream, cream cheese and other soft cheeses.
  • Liver is full of highly absorbable iron. Iron can help prevent miscarriage and maternal anemia. It also contains vitamin A, which isn’t found in many other foods.
  • Cooked tomatoes contain almost twice the lycopene of raw tomatoes. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that can help boost male fertility.

These are just some of the many foods that can help you get pregnant by eating them regularly when you’re trying to conceive. For more tips on conceiving a baby, make an appointment at the VFC Center at Vejthani Hospital.

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