Infertility seems to be affecting more and more women these days. With approximately 7.4 million women experiencing infertility in their lifetime, there’s a strong chance that you know someone who has dealt or is dealing with infertility issues. Furthermore, 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or carrying pregnancy to full term, according to the CDC.
Of course, there are various hormone treatments – with in vitro fertilization being one of them – that women can take part in, but those treatments can cost upward of $12,000. If you’re struggling to become pregnant, try out these natural remedies first.
1. Improve your diet.
Nutrition plays a major role when it comes to trying to conceive as your body needs the necessary proteins and fats required for hormone production. To increase fertility, try avoiding processed foods, sugars, starches and dairy. Instead, opt for fresh fruits and vegetables, especially leafy greens (lettuce, kale, spinach, etc.), organic dairy products, and healthy fats from foods, such as grass-fed meats, avocadoes and coconut oil. Last but not least, be sure to drink enough water on a daily basis – aim for eight 8-ounce glasses (64 ounces total). It’s also a good idea to cut back on caffeine and sugary drinks.
2. Change your lifestyle.