How much do you think you know about fertility? Every knowledge about fertility is really important and useful if you desire to have kids.
Below are 6 facts about fertility you may not know
1. WOMEN ARE BORN WITH ALL THE EGGS THEY NEED IN THEIR LIFETIME
Many probably don’t know this. Women are born with all the eggs they need in their lifetime and at birth women have about two million eggs in their ovaries. Doctors believe that the number of eggs you have at birth determine the length of time you will remain fertile. Smoking cigarettes can accelerate egg cell death.
2. MOST WOMEN WOULD BE INFERTILE BY AGE 44
Most women would be infertile by age 44 even if they are still ovulating regularly. The chances of a woman conceiving after age 43 are very low.
3. BEING OVERWEIGHT OR UNDERWEIGHT LOWERS FERTILITY
Studies have found that being overweight or underweight reduces a woman’s chances of conceiving. Being overweight or underweight has been clearly linked with a longer time to conception as well as problems during pregnancy.
4. HAVING FATHERED A PREGNANCY IN THE PAST DOESN’T GUARANTEE YOU HAVE A FERTILE SPERM
Many men would believe they are fertile just because they have gotten a girl pregnant in the past. It’s important you obtain a semen analysis to be certain your sperm is healthy because sperm count can change quite a bit with time.
5. ADEQUATE VITAMIN MAY IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF CONCEPTION
According to a study from the University of South California, women who are undergoing fertility treatment but had low vitamin D levels might have lower rates of conception.
6. MEDITERRANEAN DIET MAY HELP PROMOTE FERTILITY
Even though scientists are not convinced a particular diet or food helps promote fertility, a study has found that a Mediterranean diet with olive oil, fish and legumes may help promote fertility.