For women struggling with fertility or wishing to improve chances of conceiving, 90 days of healthy habits improve egg health.
For women who are struggling with fertility or simply want to improve their chances of conceiving at a certain time, recent research may offer relief. New research shows that the health of women’s eggs can be rebooted within ninety days. In addition to age, environmental factors, hormones, diet and the woman’s emotional state all affect the health of the matured egg.
The Importance of Egg Health
It was believed that the health of the eggs in the body is static and determined only by a woman’s age. Recent research has shown this to be only partially true. While a woman is born with all the cells in her ovaries that will eventually mature to be eggs, there are instances when the body uses stem cells in the ovaries to create new egg cells.
Egg health is paramount to the chances of conceiving after 35 years of age. It is also important in determining the overall health of the embryo. The good news is that you have a choice in impacting your chances of conceiving and pregnancy health beforehand.
The Importance of the 90-Day Cycle
Many women experience fertility issues because of “old eggs.” These women are usually advised to consider egg donors, in vitro fertilization (IVF) or adopting. With new studies, women are now empowered to improve their chances through lifestyle choices. The only condition is that the change in lifestyle choices has to start 90 days prior to conceiving.
An egg prepares for ovulation for 90 days before it leaves the ovaries. During this period, factors such as blood quality, oxygen levels, hormones, nutrition and the emotional state of the woman all impact the health of the future egg.
Factors Contributing to the Health of Eggs
Lifestyle choices play a great role when it comes to beginning a healthy pregnancy. Women should start considering the 90-day period as a part of their future pregnancy; everything they do for their health in this period impacts the future embryo. Here are factors to consider when preparing the ground for pregnancy.
Oxygen levels are of great importance to the health of the body. The eggs in your ovaries are no exception. The ovaries are a place where blood tends to stagnate. This could lead to poor oxygenation and cell damage.
It is important that blood is of proper consistency to get proper amounts of oxygen to isolated regions of the body. To avoid thick and stagnant blood, drink at least 8.8 ounces of water each day. To remember drinking and not get off track, place all of the water for the day in a single container that is non-plastic and know that you have to drink it by the time you go to bed.
Exercise is another way to get fresh blood to the ovaries. Any type of movement that improves your circulation will do. A massage of the abdominal area can also help improve blood circulation.
Hormones are the main controlling agents in the body. They can go haywire due to stress, diet and environmental factors. Hormones must be balanced for the reproductive system to work properly.
Diet and Nutrition
Eating a nutrient-dense diet and avoiding unhealthy food means taking in more natural, whole foods and avoiding tobacco, alcohol, sugar, GMO food, processed foods and trans fats in your diet.
To boost healthy nutrients in the body, prenatal supplements are something to consider. Since the ground for pregnancy is being prepared, nutrients that are needed in greater quantities are antioxidants, amino acids and hormone-balancing foods like maca and royal jelly.
Last but not least is the mental and emotional state of the future mother. Find ways to slow your pace when things are becoming stressful for you. Set aside quiet time to do the things you love. This could be meditation, taking a walk or just reading something you love. Just relax as much as you can to prepare your body for the future baby.