4 Tips To Balance Hormones For Pregnancy
By: Pinki Tue, 23 Apr 2019 1:16 PM
Women with hormonal imbalances are likely to suffer from ovulation problems. Hormone imbalances in males may interfere with their sperm production. Even though these situations are challenging, numerous treatments are nowadays available that may enable a suffering woman to balance hormones to get pregnant.
While medical treatment is a must for balancing hormones, you can also support the faster regulation of your hormones by working on natural methods at home:
By far, the most critical factor in getting pregnant is nutrition. Conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy is simply not possible for those who are undernourished and yet overweight. The body just won’t allow it. The correct diet to tackle hormonal imbalances to increase fertility therefore, is elimination of all processed grains, foods, starches and sugars from your diet; eating more carbohydrates in the form of squash and sweet potatoes; increasing the intake of healthy fats by way of coconut oil, coconuts, olives and olive oil, grass-fed meats, butter, avocado, eggs and nuts to minimize pregnancy complications; eating plenty of green leafy vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, spinach, kale, cauliflower, chard, collard, Brussels sprouts and cabbage; and drinking plenty of water as hydration influences fertility.
Certain habits like smoking, excessive drinking, high caffeine intake and drug use can impair fertility severely. Other lifestyle factors like lack of ample sleep; too much or lack of proper exercise; exposure to any harmful chemicals; medication or high stress levels can also lead to infertility. Thus, getting enough sleep is vital for hormone production. Studies show that women with lower serotonin and melatonin levels have shorter luteal phases with lower chances of conceiving. Insomnia also impairs the body’s ability to regulate cortisol, adrenaline and insulin properly, which makes conception difficult.
Adequate exercise is crucial to fertility and walking, swimming or fun sports definitely aid fertility. However, too much of rigorous exercising prevents ovulation and a body fat level below 15 to 18% is likely to make the body go into an anti-ovulation state. It is also advisable to practice yoga under the supervision of a trained instructor. Strenous exercise and yoga postures should be avoided during the menstrual cycle.
* Limit stress & check medications
Reduced stress levels within the body and in the mind lead to higher fertility levels. As the saying goes“ a relaxed mind and body gives birth to a healthy baby.” Also certain antidepressants and steroids are known to impair fertility. So check with your physician before taking them.