Getting fertility fit

Ensure you are in the best possible shape for fertility treatment.

When you're trying to start or grow your family, there's a lot you can do to make sure you're in the best possible shape for fertility treatment. By improving your lifestyle and changing your approach following the top tips for improving fertility below, you can even boost your chances of success.

Tips for improving fertility

  • Eat well and exercise
    Having a healthy body is really important when you’re trying to conceive, so eating a balanced and nutritious diet, and exercising regularly, is essential.

  • Reduce your drinking
    Alcohol is thought to have a big impact on fertility, and in men heavy drinking is believed to affect sperm quality.

  • Stop smoking
    Studies have shown that smoking can cause problems with sperm count and fertility, and it can affect female fertility too.

  • Don’t do drugs
    Recreational drugs can also have a negative impact on the fertility of both men and women.

  • Use supplements
    Nutrients like folic acid and vitamin B12 are natural fertility boosters, and by taking fertility or pre-pregnancy supplements you can ensure your body is getting everything it needs to have the best chance of conceiving.
By improving your lifestyle and changing your approach, you can even boost your chances of success.