Boosting Your Fertility This Spring

Quenching Your Thirst

Are you thirsty from all that activity? Tired of water? Try tea! Drinking tea is said to increase fertility. Alcohol, on the other hand, appears to decrease fertility. Just one alcoholic drink a day is said to cut a woman's chance of getting pregnant in half.

What other beverages might affect your fertility potential?

• Cola containing fizzy drinks, both regular and diet could decrease your fertility.
• Whole fat milk or other dairy drinks have been seen to increase fertility. On the other had, some research shows that consuming any dairy could potentially increase ovulation problems.

Spring, with its sunshine, proliferation of wild life and promises of new beginnings can encourage lifestyle changes that can help overcome or prevent fertility problems. How is your Spring shaping up?

Medical sources:
Colditz GA, Manson JE, Hankinson SE. The Nurses' Health Study: 20-year contribution to the understanding of health among women. Accessed April 2, 2012.