More and more often you see the subject of fertility popping up around the world. It is harder for some people to conceive than others and that can be a challenge when you are looking to start a family.

There are things that you can do to help support your fertility that will aid your chances of conception. They are changes that will also make you feel better in your body, helping to bring you a true sense of wellness.

1. Know Your Cycle

Knowing your body – and your cycle – is an important part of understanding your fertility. When you know your cycle, you’ll be in touch with when you’re ovulating. This helps you know your fertile window, which is the best time to try and conceive. Check out our posts about monthly periods to know more.

An irregular cycle can make this more challenging, especially if you’re coming off hormonal contraception – but it isn’t impossible. It may take time and maybe a little help, but your cycle can be helped back into balance. Your period is a lot like a report card for your body, it tells you what is going on.

2. Support Your Nervous System

Reducing stress levels to help reduce the load on your nervous system is important. Being stressed floods our bodies with cortisol. Reducing the amount of estrogen and progesterone that we have available.

A simple way to help reduce stress is to work with your body to reduce cortisol. Try not to eat late at night and stay off technology for at least an hour before bed. Bright lights and eating late signal the brain that you need to be awake, and causes it to raise your cortisol, which will disturb your sleep.

3. Eat Regularly For Supporting Fertility

Regular mealtimes help to keep your blood sugar stable. Unstable blood sugar levels can contribute to PCOS and insulin resistance – both of which impact your hormones and can complicate your journey to conception. Sitting down for a meal is also better than eating on the go as your body can’t digest food unless its resting.

4. Check Your Hormonal Health

Check in with your body to see if your hormones are balanced. If you’re not sure on this, then you can go to a health professional for further advice.

Your Naturopath will be able to help you figure out how your hormones are and what you need to do to help support them. There are different herbs and nutrients that can help balance your hormones and make sure you have enough of what you need – when you need it – at each phase of your menstrual cycle.

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