This article will discuss evidence-based natural methods to increase fertility in both men and women.
In women, reducing stress and exercising frequently can boost fertility. In men, fertility-boosting actions include limiting alcohol consumption and quitting smoking.
There are also many fertility treatments available for both men and women.
Methods for Men
There are many steps a man can take to boost his fertility. We cover some of these below.
Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Being overweight or underweight also reduces fertility in men.
A 2015 systematic review examined fertility data from 115,158 participants. Researchers found that obese men were significantly more likely to experience infertility.
They may also be less likely to respond to certain types of fertility treatments if they are not at a healthy weight.
Statistics also show that men are 10 percent more likely to experience a nonviable pregnancy. The term “nonviable pregnancy” refers to a pregnancy that does not lead to a live birth.
Being underweight can also increase the risk of male infertility.
Giving up Smoking
Smoking can affect fertility in men as well as women.
Some research suggests that smoking can negatively affect semen quality and reduce the chances of reproductive success.
Therefore, not using tobacco can increase fertility in men.
Reducing Alcohol Use
Drinking alcohol can have a negative effect on a man’s semen.
A systematic review of 29,914 men suggested that heavy alcohol consumption may lead to reduced semen volume. Reducing alcohol consumption can help improve semen quality.
Fertility and Age
Fertility typically begins to decline in the mid-30s for most women. During this period, ovarian function steadily decreases until menopause. Although it is still possible to get pregnant during this period, the chances of success are very low.
There are currently no natural ways to prevent this loss of fertility in women. It is possible that maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help delay the onset of menopause.
This will increase the window of fertility. However, doctors don’t know if this will increase fertility rates within this window.