If you're trying for a baby and finding that things aren't happening as quickly as you first imagined - don't panic!
The NHS website states it may take up to two years to conceive and that's completely normal, 'More than 80% of couples in the general population will conceive within 1 year if they don't use contraception and have sex regularly (every 2 or 3 days). Of those who don't conceive in the first year, about half will do so in the second year.'
However, there are a few natural and easy tips to follow if you're looking to boost your fertility and help you become pregnant faster. For example, did you know, simple diet and lifestyle swaps can increase your chances of falling pregnant by up to 69%?
Fertility Consultant Dr Amin Gorgy gives his top 10 tips on boosting your fertility:
1) Take part in relaxing activities such as yoga and meditation
These particular activities can lead to a better understanding of and respect towards the body, encouraging healthier lifestyle habits. This, combined with the de-stressing benefits of yoga and meditation, may play a part in helping conception
2) Eat a good breakfast
Findings published in the journal Clinical Science
found that women with menstrual irregularities who consumed their largest meal at breakfast experienced an increase in fertility levels. Be advised that this should always be a healthy breakfast, as your body needs a nutrient-rich diet in order to create the best environment for a baby.
Meet the expert: Dr Amin Gorgy, Fertility Consultant, The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy
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