Fit for Fertility advice for women

IVF and other fertility treatments can seem like the only available choice if you are having trouble conceiving, and it’s important to remember that your body needs to be in the best possible shape for pregnancy before embarking on fertility treatment in order to optimize the chance of success.

Aside from any possible underlying medical conditions that may damage or impair your fertility, your age, diet, lifestyle habits and choices, and level of general health and fitness pay a big part and it’s important that you are as healthy and as fit for fertility as you can be before you try to conceive naturally or begin a course of IVF.

Nobody knows your body as well as you do but there may still be physical, psychological or lifestyle issues that are affecting your ability to conceive.

You may read something on the pages of this website that shocks or surprises you – something you have been eating, drinking or doing that you didn’t realise would affect your fertility. Don’t worry – a few small changes or a combination of different tweaks to your existing lifestyle may be all that you need to give yourself a much better chance of conceiving.

It is a fact that the vast majority of women are most fertile during their early twenties, but after the age of 35 your fertility starts to decline and by the age of 40 most women will have only a five percent chance of conceiving naturally.

While age is a factor beyond your control, there are several key lifestyle changes that you can make to give you the very best chance of conceiving.

Five key factors

Use our five key factors that affect female fertility to decide what changes you could make to your own female fit for fertility fitness programme.

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