Lifestyle Changes To Enhance Fertility

Lifestyle Changes To Enhance Fertility


If you are considering having a baby or already trying to have one, it’s time to reevaluate your lifestyle choices. Picking up new healthy habits and leaving behind all the bad ones can measurably improve your overall health. These lifestyle changes also play a role in improving both yours and your partner’s fertility. If you think you may have any problems regarding fertility or you may want any suggestions regarding increasing your chances of conceiving, consult an infertility specialist in Siliguri for a detailed evaluation.

Table of contents:

  1. Healthy eating habits
  2. Exercise
  3. Avoid Smoking and Alcohol
  4. Stress
  5. Lubricants
  6. Sleep

 Some of the most common recommendations infertility specialists in Siliguri recommend for both men and women are:

Healthy eating habits

What you eat affects both the egg and the sperm. Studies showed that women can decrease infertility risk due to ovulation disorders by 80% with healthy dietary changes. Healthy eating habits enhance fertility as it results in a healthier quality of sperm and eggs. Change your diet to add in more fiber, dark leafy greens to improve ovulation, beans. Consuming soy can help female fertility; men should avoid soy as it lowers sperm count. Walnuts can be used as a replacement for soy in males.


Moderate exercise everyday can reduce the risk of infertility, and improve sperm quality. Poor sperm quality can be a cause for miscarriages. Exercise of less than 15 min can increase the risk of infertility, but be careful not to over exert yourself as extreme exercise can cause infertility. How you exercise can also impact your success with IVF.

Avoid Smoking and Alcohol

Research shows that smoking increases your chance for infertility by 13%. Smoking can also cause your conception time to increase. Smoking also increases your risk for a miscarriage and can be the cause of birth defects. Alcohol also negatively impacts both female and male fertility, affecting conception and implantation.


Stress negates the fertility of a male or a female. Try acupuncture, yoga, meditation, breathing and other mind body therapies for stress relief. Massages are also very helpful too.


Check the contents of your lubricant. Some water- based lubricants and any lubricant that contains a spermicide, such lubricants are to be avoided at all costs. There are sperm friendly lubricants to pick from that won’t affect sperm motility.


Melatonin is naturally produced by the body during sleep and any artificial light, including device screen light can affect the production of melatonin. Sleep decreases cortisol levels which in turn can lower testosterone.

Ramkrishna IVF is one of the best in the city. It has a panel of the best infertility specialists in Siliguri who are assisted by a very dedicated staff.

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