Presenting quintessential tips, tricks and hacks on how to get your mojo flowing (again).
Both the male and female play an important part in contributing to the success of fertilisation, lest you think that one is more responsible than the other. You know how the saying goes, it takes two hands to clap.
Let’s explore how the male and female partner can each take baby steps to hit limit-break fertility levels, by zhushing up the health (not just physical!), the nutrition, and least of all, the sex.
Healthy does it!
A sedentary lifestyle of Netflix and Haagen Dazs is far from the fertility silver bullet you’re looking for.
For a start, aim for 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week  — a more active lifestyle puts you in a healthy weight range, reduces stress levels, and encourages better fertility.
Speaking of your health and lifestyle, don’t assume everything is fine and dandy — go book your regular body check-ups!
Pro tip: Book our Hormone Test if you’re looking for a hassle-free fertility-focused check-up.
Nutrition is (also) key
Fertility-friendly nutrition into your body, from a balanced diet and supplements, is the key ingredient in becoming expectant. Give extra love to the likes of folic acid (for females), folate, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, CoQ10 and zinc (for men).
Like how well-meaning friends or self-improvement gurus always advise, cut out toxicity in your life to bring positivity. Do the same with your diet and cut out actual toxins like excessive drinking and smoking!
More bedroom action is not always ‘better’
It’s a myth that sexual acrobatics and orgasms increase chances of pregnancy.
Follow the maths and science, and work time in your favour. Natural ‘hacks’ include getting more sex in during the ovulation window (try using an ovulation predictor kit if you’re not sure), and not being afraid to experiment with fertility aids. Devices like the twoplus Sperm Guide is specially designed for at-home use in boosting pregnancy odds.
Feel free to also invest in ambient lighting and a stash of sex toys (wink wink).
- Make breakfast your most important meal. A study has shown that consuming more calories at breakfast can help tackle polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) .
- Constant exposure to high-stress environments can lead to reduced chances of pregnancy . The stress is not going to go away by itself, you may have to be intentional about managing it. Try out mindfulness activities like meditation or journaling. Having a mental health resource available to be a listening ear also helps.
- Upgrade your zinc levels, and you might just upgrade your chances of being a Dad . Zinc has shown to be essential in improving testosterone levels. You can find them in foods such as meat, fish and eggs.
- Pornography portrays unrealistic expectations of what it means to ‘perform’. If you suffer from bedroom anxiety, or issues such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, remember that it’s perfectly alright to talk to a professional. Your mental wellness is as vital a function as the sexual kind.
Making fertility happen is a conscious (and constant) exercise in nailing this holy trinity: health, nutrition, sex. Luck is only a small part of the equation!
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