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6. Take a fertility friendly vitamin containing folic acid

Current research is showing how folic acid not only prevents birth defects, but can also help women get pregnant faster. An article published in the Fertility and Sterility shows women taking a multivitamin with folic acid had more regular menstrual cycles and improved pregnancy rates. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women of childbearing age get at least 400mg of folic acid prior and during pregnancy.

7. Go for "green" cleaning

Many common household cleaners often contain chemicals that can impair fertility and increase the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. Switch your toxic household cleaners for many of the green products now available. Many of the current toxic cleaning products contain phthalates which mimic the hormone estrogen, and can throw off the delicate balance within the reproductive system. 

8. Move your body

One of the quickest ways to enhance your fertility is by increasing aerobic activity. This gets the heart and lungs moving which carries nutrient rich oxygenated blood throughout the body, including the reproductive system. Studies have shown that women who get a moderate amount of exercise between 2-5 hours a week have a lower incidence of infertility. 

9. Switch to a sperm-friendly lubricant

Everything from stress to lower estrogen levels and medications can cause vaginal dryness. Many common lubricants can hinder sperm mobility and make it difficult for them to penetrate the cervical mucus, and are toxic to sperm. We recommend Pre-Seed Intimate Moisturizer. The link can be found on our products we recommend page.

10. Schedule a doctor appointment

Starting with a preconception checkup is a great way to assess your fertility and address any problems before you start trying to conceive. Conditions such as high blood pressure and thyroid imbalances are common, treatable conditions that can interfere with fertility. Untreated sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can also affect fertility.

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