Womens Reproductive Health

The first thing to look at is what are the factors affecting a womans reproductive health. The following are some of the factors which affect reproductive health and fertility

Age

It seems that there are just as many risks associated with men trying to start a family when they are older as for women, and not just for infertility.

Infertility

There are also factors which cause infertility and cannot be fixed by any means, in this case you may need to consider other options, your doctor can advise you on the various options available.

Timing

It may seem obvious but it is improtant to have sex at the right time, and the right time is just before ovulation. If you have a regular 28-day cycle, you can therefore predict that ovulation is likely to occur , on around Day 14. If your cycle length varies a great deal, it is hard to calculate the mid point. However ovulation can be detected in other ways

General Health

The main piece of advice which you should heed to improve your reproductive health is to generally stay healthy – you should be in good health to maximize your chances of having a baby. This should include

  • Stop smoking
  • Reduce alcohol consumed
  • Try and get to a suitable weight before trying for a baby
  • Maintain a healthy diet and exercise
  • Keep stress low
  • Start taking folic acid supplement, your doctor can advise if you need any more health supplements.Generally speaking young women planning on having children may be best advised not to put off starting a family for too long; not just because of decreases in fertility with age but also to reduce the chances of having a child with a genetic abnormality or long-term health problem. Live a healthy life incorporating the suggestions above and you will help improve your reproductive health.
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