A healthy lifestyle increases fertility


Society today is associated with a fast lifestyle, too much work, stress, an unsuitable diet, poor-quality rest, the consumption of drugs, etc. All these factors have a negative impact on fertility. If, to these, we add the option of increasingly having children at an older age, the chances of achieving a successful pregnancy are considerably fewer.

It is therefore important to have a healthy lifestyle and a healthy and varied diet, and to do moderate physical exercise. Items with a negative impact such as tobacco, drugs and a high consumption of coffee or alcohol, among other things, should be avoided.

It is very important to have a good relationship with one’s partner, which is reflected in optimal sexual relations. Although many taboos still remain in this area, it has been proven that enjoying healthy sexuality has abundant benefits. For example, the segregation of endorphins prompted by sexual pleasure raises the heartbeat rate and releases oxytocin, a hormone with soothing and relaxing proprieties that largely help to improve one’s physical and emotional state and strengthen the immune system.

What should one know to increase the chances of natural pregnancy?

The woman’s menstrual cycle lasts 28 days and is divided into two phases:

  • The first or follicular phase lasts from the start of the menstrual cycle to ovulation.
  • The second, or luteal, phase lasts from ovulation until the start of the following menstrual cycle.

The fertile days are around the time of ovulation or, in other words, from day 12 to day 16. Chemist’s stores sell ovulation tests that indicate the best time to have sexual relations.

Once spermatozoa have been released inside a woman’s body, they can live up to an average of around two days.

Alternative natural therapies


Recent studies have shown that the use of natural therapies such as acupuncture can improve natural fertility in some couples. Acupuncture is very useful for balancing the nervous and endocrine systems and for improving blood circulation to the reproductive organs. It also very much helps to increase vitality levels, to regulate functions throughout the organism and to reduce stress levels.