How To Improve Female Fertility
Lifestyle choices can affect your ability to both donate eggs and become pregnant later in life. Here we discuss the steps you can take to improve your overall health and improve your fertility.
Maintain a Healthy Weight and Diet
Maintaining a normal weight can help you regulate your menstruation and improve your ovulation and overall health. Women who have suffered from anorexia, bulimia, or severe obesity may have hormonal imbalances which can lead to irregular menstruation and other problems. PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a common hormonal imbalance that can be assisted by maintaining a healthy weight.
Participating in moderate exercise can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Competitive athletes who practice intense training may suffer from irregular menses due to hormonal imbalances, and too little body fat.
To be an egg donor, you need to have a regular menstrual cycle, so it is important to maintain a healthy weight and diet.
Practice Safe Sex
It is always a good idea to practice safe sex. Using protection methods like condoms prevents sexually transmitted diseases, which have been linked to infertility. STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea are some of the leading causes of infertility. Both men and women should practice safe sex. Despite few symptoms during infection, STDs can lead to blockage of fallopian tubes, prostatitis and other issues that reduce fertility.
Contracting a sexually transmitted disease will prevent you from becoming an egg donor and can put you at risk for infertility if you want to have children in the future, so it is important to protect yourself from STDs.
Smoking has a negative effect on your fertility. A study conducted found that smoking may be responsible for fertility struggles in as many as 13% of couples. Smoking causes damage to the eggs as they develop in the ovaries. Therefore, smoking negatively impacts your ability to both donate eggs and have children.
Age and Your Fertility
As women age, they do experience a decrease in fertility. The biological clock is real and the odds of becoming pregnant begins to decline after age 28. For most women egg quantity and quality starts to diminish at this time.
Women experiencing infertility due to age, turn to infertility treatment or donor eggs to conceive. It is estimated that two-thirds of women will not be able to conceive spontaneously by the age of 40. Modern technology offers infertility treatments that are very successful in helping women of a wide variety of ages get pregnant. Women in their twenties and thirties have the best chances of becoming pregnant, with or without treatment.
While fertility is never guaranteed, taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle can increase your chances getting pregnant. For more information about health and fertility speak to your physician about the path best path to parenthood for you.
Apply to become an egg donor and make a difference in the lives of families affected by infertility.
Cryos is here for you
At Cryos, we want to support and help you on your journey to become a donor. Please contact us if you have questions regarding requirements or need further information about how to become a Cryos egg donor.