Most of us have time off around the Christmas and New Year period. Usually it’s a time where we unwind, and relax with family and friends. We look into how the Christmas break can affect your fertility.
Not only can work often be stressful, but trying to conceive can also be stressful. Though there are is no evidence that stress contributes significantly to ongoing infertility, if the couple have regular sexual intercourse.
Having a healthy diet is important for fertility in males and females. Over the Christmas period people tend to not eat as healthily as they usually do. If you’re trying to conceive this Christmas remember to still eat healthy foods and avoid excessive intake.
Drinking alcohol can affect both male and female fertility. Even low levels of alcohol consumption can reduce spontaneous conception. To help improve your fertility this holiday season, it is advised that females should avoid alcohol and males to have a very low consumption of alcohol (maximum 2 drinks a day).
Taking all these recommendation into consideration might help improve your natural fertility over the Christmas break.