Stress free fertile windows
Trying to conceive is often stressful. Being stressed can negatively affect your fertility. Having lower fertility makes conception more difficult and more stressful. It’s a vicious cycle that’s easy to fall into.
You and your partner can get proactive about it! One strategy is to treat your fertile windows as mini-vacations from your everyday responsibilities. In the week leading up to your fertile window, work with your partner to be as productive as possible. Do every chore, make meals for the week, keep any shows you’ve been waiting to binge safely in your queue, all in anticipation of your fertile window so it can be as stress-free a time as possible.
Your couch isn’t Cabo, but it can be just as relaxing if you let it.
Having a partner makes fitness easier
Studies show that you get a lot more out of exercising if you do it with a friend. By committing to getting physical with your partner, it’s likely that your workouts will be more effective, you’ll enjoy them more, and you’ll be more likely to stick to your routine.
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important physical activity is for your fertility. It works the same way for men. Exercise also releases endorphins, and so is a great way to help each other relieve some of that TTC stress (and maybe inspire some baby-dancing).
Supplement at the same time
Fertility supplements can help regulate your cycle and improve the quality of the eggs your body is producing. They’re also great for your partner. They can improve sperm count, morphology, and motility.
Our partners at Pregnitude, a leading female fertility supplement, have recently introduced a companion supplement for men called Evolution60. It contains six ingredients which have each been scientifically shown to promote a healthy male reproductive system.
Get tan together!
Vitamin D affects a number of fertility factors. While you’re busy de-stressing and getting fit, try and take some of those activities outside when you can.
The great thing about vitamin D is your body makes it on its own when you’re exposed to the sun. Whether that means going for a run or sunning in a park, have some dates outdoors.
It’s about the both of you
The best thing about working to improve your fertility as a couple is that when there are difficulties, they aren’t someone’s “fault”.
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