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How to Increase Fertility in Women

If you’re trying to get pregnant, one of the most important things you can do is try to boost your fertility. If you have a higher fertility you have an increased chance of getting pregnant, meaning you could have a shorter wait for that positive result on the pregnancy test and the beginning of the next phase of your journey towards being a parent. If you have a lower fertility, then you might find you’re waiting much longer to conceive, which can be depressing and dispiriting.

Today we’re taking a look at the things you can do to boost your fertility, from diet and lifestyle choices that help to boost your reproductive health, to techniques that improve your chances of getting pregnant.

Dietary Tips

There are lots of specialists who promise miraculous results from their ‘fertility diet’. Unfortunately, the most dramatic results are likely to be optimistic myths. Although, there are some common-sense steps you can take to give your body better building blocks for creating those vital egg and sperm cells.

Adding lots of leafy green vegetables to your diet is one of the most simple but helpful things you can do. This gives you a boost in iron, folate (which is vital for manufacturing DNA), calcium, manganese, and even zinc. These nutrients boost your own health whilst helping your body manufacture healthy reproductive cells that can survive longer and have better chance of meeting and fertilising (or being fertilised, as applicable) their counterpart. You can also boost the chance of this happening with good timing.


One of the most important things you can do to boost your fertility is ensure you’re trying at the right time in the menstrual cycle! A woman is only fertile during the days when sperm can survive in her system long enough to encounter an egg when it’s ovulated. An egg is only viable for between twelve and twenty four hours after it’s ovulated, and sperm can survive for up to five days, so if you’re trying to conceive outside of this six day ‘fertile window’ your chances are extremely limited and your effective fertility is low.

Using your basal body temperature as a measure can help you identify when you’re going to ovulate. OvuSense uses a specialised sensor, linked to an app which can turn your temperature data into a prediction of when you’re next due to ovulate, and when, therefore, your fertile days are for this cycle. This insight into your body can very effectively boost your fertility.

To learn more about fertility & pregnancy visit www.ovusense.com/uk