If you’re trying to conceive, it’s important to know when you’re ovulating.
Some women can actually feel ovulation — typically as a mild ache or pain in the lower abdomen, usually on one side or the other (not the same side each time). The sensation, called mittelschmerz, can last anywhere between a few minutes and a few hours.
During mittelschmerz, you might also experience light vaginal bleeding, discharge or nausea along with the ache or pain, which is usually mild and short-lived.
If you’re trying to conceive, stress can impact your fertility.
As many as 30% of women who attend fertility clinics report symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress.
To help de-stress, we encourage you to exercise. Not only does it pump up your endorphins and help you sleep better, it’s also considered “meditation in motion” – because you’ll find you’ve forgotten the day’s irritations and that this focus on a single task, and the resulting energy and optimism, can help you remain calm and clear in everything you do.
Increase fertility with olive oil!
Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat that decreases inflammation in the body – inflammation interferes with ovulation, conception and your baby’s development.
We love using it on salads with balsamic vinegar!
If you are expecting or trying to conceive, we recommend increasing your daily intake of folic acid.
Your body uses this vital B-vitamin to create red blood cells, that play a key role in reproductive health and in early fetal development.
Are you trying to conceive? Up your intake of Omega-3 fatty acids!
We recommend taking a fish oil supplement during ovulation to help regulate hormones, promote blood flow to the uterus and increase cervical mucus – which is needed to help the sperm reach the egg.