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Fertility tips: The importance of water

One of the big, underlying themes of almost any fertility tip you get is that you’re much more likely to get pregnant if you’re just generally as physically healthy as you can be. That’s why you’re encouraged to cut down on smoking, alcohol, and caffeine, and why it’s suddenly so important that you get a moderate, but not excessive, amount of exercise.

How hydration can affect fertility

The added stress on hydration is, largely, just more of that theme, but that doesn’t make it less important. If anything, it makes it even more crucial – being properly hydrated is meant to be nothing more than a part of the foundation for basic, healthy fertility, and if you don’t have that, trying to increase that baseline of fertility is going to meet with some problems.

Dehydration can lead to low sperm count as well as decreased egg health, so it’s not just important for you to stay hydrated, but for your partner or donor as well. Hydration also plays a role in the hormonal regulation that’s key to fertility, and in the production of cervical fluid.

Hydration doesn’t need to come from water alone, if you’re not a fan of the plain stuff. You could try adding flavoring to your water, like MiO, which can make your hydration much more tasty. Lots of fruits and raw vegetables are also water-rich, so adding more diverse fruits and vegetables to your diet can also help you get a head-start on boosting your fertility through nutrition, as well.

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