Deviations from normal weight, sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity adversely affect the reproductive abilities of both men and women. If for male fertility, only obesity is dangerous, causing erectile dysfunction, qualitative and quantitative indicators of sperm, for women both types, obesity and dystrophy, are dangerous. Deviations from normal body mass index cause disruption of ovarian function and ovulation. To maintain a normal weight, it is enough to maintain a nutritional balance and three to four workouts per week, lasting no more than 30 minutes.
At least three months before the planned conception it is necessary to completely refuse to consume any alcoholic beverages. Alcohol abuse leads to anovulation and menstrual disorders in women and drastically reduces the qualitative and quantitative indicators of sperm in men.
Another source of carcinogens and toxins is tobacco smoke. Daily smoking 10 or more cigarettes triples the likelihood of fertility problems. For female smokers, the chances of successful in vitro fertilization are lower by 30% compared to non-smokers. To reduce the risks of an unsuccessful IVF procedure, smoking should be abandoned no less than three months before the start of the protocol treatment.
During pregnancy planning, it is strictly forbidden to use any medications without a prescription. Only a specialist can correctly select the course and dosage of drugs. If any of the expectant parents suffers from chronic diseases, pregnancy should be planned only in the remission stage. Remember that uncontrolled and excessive medication adversely affects the reproductive function and can cause fetal developmental abnormalities.
Infertility and the fight against it is a psycho-emotional overload. The couple is experiencing emotional ups and downs on this challenging path, the strongest experiences, even depression. Stress and psychosomatic disorders in themselves are sometimes the causes of impaired fertility. Experts, fertility therapists and psychotherapists, recommend normalizing the mode and quality of sleep, do not exert themselves to increased stress at work, avoid snacking or eating on the go, meditate and resort to relaxing practices. Talk to each other more often about what is worrying you, share your joys, walk, enjoy your favorite music, learn to refuse people, do not force yourself to do something unpleasant.