Can a Couple's Fertility be Improved?

Once a young couple has been married for a while, usually they start thinking about having children. Starting a family is a wonderfully fulfilling thing for couples to achieve. Some couples, once they mutually decide to have children, want to thus start doing so as soon as possible.

There is no one solution to improving fertility, but there are certainly a large number of ways. Some ways are more implausible than others. For example, thanks to the amorous reputation of Casanova, it is thought that a man can increase his fertility by eating oysters.

However, when it comes to sure ways to increase fertility, avoiding all contact with cigarette smoke is definitely at the top of the list. If a man or a woman smokes, various medical studies have proven that it would significantly decrease their chances of being able to have children. This is also the case for nonsmokers who are often exposed to secondhand smoke.

Yet another way to increase a couple's fertility is to eat foods that have a lot of antioxidants. What kinds of foods are these? Fruits and vegetables, of course! Eating these foods improve overall body health as well, so it is definitely something to look into for couples who want to get pregnant as soon as they can.

Also, this goes without saying, but a stressed out couple will find it considerably harder to conceive than a more laid back couple. Stress affects the endocrine system, which can thus directly affect a man's sperm count and a woman's ovulation cycle.

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