Before seeking medical attention for infertility, and starting to take various fertility drugs, you should certainly try natural fertility treatments. Most doctors will ask you about the many natural fertility methods that you've used and exhausted before starting you on a fertility treatment. Certainly, for your own sake and for your health, you should explore these methods as well.
You need to chart your fertility to know when you are ovulating - and when you should be having intercourse for conception. Having sex all the time with the hopes that you will become pregnant isn't really the best method to use. If you pay attention to your body temperature, your cervical mucus and your cervical position, you'll be pretty sure when you ovulate. And this is the time of the month to be most careful about trying to conceive. There are many ovulation kits and fertility monitors that might help you in this task as well.
While most people don't like to talk about intimate subjects, sexual positioning really can make a difference in your natural fertility chances. In order to become pregnant, your partner needs to deposit the sperm as close to your cervix as possible. There are some positions that make this more likely than others. Don't have sex while standing, sitting or with you on top if you are trying to get pregnant. Use the missionary position, rear entry and similar positions that allow for deeper penetration. After sex, you should also stay in bed and elevate your hips.
The choices that you make of what to eat really do make a difference. You should eat a balanced diet and should try to maintain a regular weight. If you are overweight or underweight, it may make it harder for you to become pregnant. You may not have regular periods, and your body fat levels could impact your production of sex hormones.
Vitamins and Minerals
Make sure that you are getting plenty of vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C and antioxidants prevent sperm defects and boost sperm motility. They can also reduce stress on your eggs and reproductive organs. Men should have plenty of zinc to increase testosterone levels and semen levels. Calcium and Vitamin D are important for men to increase their fertility. You should certainly stay away from and cut down on alcohol, caffeine, and pesticides found in many fruits and vegetables.
Moderate exercise also helps with fertility. Along with a balanced diet, exercise can help you to maintain a healthy body weight and to increase your chances of conception. It burns extra body fat, allowing hormone levels to regulate. Don't overdo your exercise - but do get moving!