Change your lifestyle to overcome problems in achieving pregnancy.  Over the last few years lifestyle and infertility issues have garnered much interest. Lifestyle does play a very pivotal role in your fertility. Infertility today is over used word and in India alone an estimated one in seven couple have fertility problems and mostly there is no known medical explanation. India has a population of over 1.2 billion, and the number of Indians suffering from infertility is huge.

Lifestyle factors can greatly influence overall health and well-being. Lifestyle affecting fertility depends on things we do in our life for example the urban populace of our country has an easy access to high-calorie packaged foods such as burgers, deep fried chips and colas which affects their overall health. Moreover, people in cities follow a sedentary lifestyle with little or no physical activity and a predilection for gizmos such as video games, computers are to be blamed for infertility. Let us explore lifestyle habits that hamper your motherhood


Shobha Gupta, a gynaecologist, while speaking to WE, informed that age for pregnancy should not exceed beyond 35 years. “Women are born with a specific number of eggs, which declines with age. After a certain age, it becomes difficult for one to plan pregnancy naturally and might require the help of a fertility expert to get pregnant. The ideal age for pregnancy is the mid-to-late 20s. If you want to wait, then you can push that limit to 35. After 35, the chances of a successful pregnancy start declining” she says.


o-STRESS-WOMENS-HEALTH-facebook-OptimizedStress today has become a part of life. There are many factors that contribute to stress which further causes infertility like marital disturbance, job or business stress, perennial illness, late marriages etc these all stress contributing factors causes infertility.

Obesity or Overweight

o-WOMEN-OBESITY-facebook-OptimizedBeing Overweight can severely hamper your chances of a getting pregnant. The reason for obesity can be anything from eating disorders to depression to lack of physical activities to hormonal imbalances etc. The cases of obesity are on rise everywhere, and so is infertility. Almost 10% of couples in the country are facing obesity related infertility and are hesitant to take medical advice.

Zero Figure Causes Infertility

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Now a days, there is a trend of adopting a weight loss diet to achieve amazingly thin figure like celebrities without being aware of the fact that such dramatic weight loss can do much harm to their health. Celebrities compensate weight loss by eating healthy replenish body with required vitamins and minerals, which we fail to do. If a woman continues to shed weight then she may perhaps stop ovulating and when the ovulation is concealed by the ovaries, the woman fails to release an egg every month, thereby reducing the chances of pregnancy.

Wearing Skinny Jeans

Dr Anubha Singh, a gynaecologist warned that wearing skinny jeans might decline the chances of pregnancy. “Skinny jeans can cut off circulation and cause nerve damage, swelling of the ankles and feet leading to fertility problems. Tight pants or skinny jeans do in fact damage the testicles; even low sperm count and can cause infertility in men. But that’s not all. Wearing skinny jeans is associated with many negative consequences for both men and women. It causes infertility problems in men by overheating of the crotch area which can cause yeast infections and urinary tract infections (UTI) in women.

Alcohol and Smoking

Arlem Furlem_AlchoholWoman-OptimizedThese two affects the overall health majorly. According to the American Society for reproductive medicine, smokers must often attempt twice as many IVF cycles as compare to a non-smoker in order to achieve pregnancy. On the other hand alcohol consumption is a serious damage to a healthy life.

Medical Issues

Dr Shweta Goswami, another gynaecologist explaining the medical reasons behind infertility shared, “There are various medical issues like endometriosis, PCOS and tubal blockage that can reduce one’s chances of conception. PCOS is a major cause of infertility for urban Indian women. Tubal blockage or fallopian tube obstruction is again a prime cause of female infertility. Blocked fallopian tubes are unable to deliver the sperm and ova to the uterus for implantation and so conception becomes difficult.” While most of these conditions can be rectified with help of a doctor, the sooner you meet a fertility expert, the better are your chances to conceive

Changes in Lifestyle to Overcome Infertility

  • Go for a proper balanced diet
  • Regular physical exercise and relaxation exercise
  • Eat three meals everyday breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Reduce your intake of food or drinks that contain high level of sugar and fat
  • Eat more fruits, green leafy vegetables and salads
  • Quit smoking and drinking
  • Do not wear tight clothes
  • Relieve stress by deep breathing exercises
  • Go for a brisk walk twice a day for 30 minutes
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