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Research shows antioxidants won't help you conceive
by Missy Jaramillo
For some women, pregnancy has always been a dream, despite first trimester symptoms like nausea and morning sickness. However, not all females have the same opportunity to get pregnant - depending on your health, you may not be as fertile as others. In turn, it can be challenging to conceive, but there are options out there for women in this situation.
Many people find success through fertility treatments, and some believe that supplements, exercise and healthy eating can boost the chances of conceiving as well. However, researchers recently put the nail in the coffin when it comes to taking antioxidants to increase the odds of having a baby. HealthDay News reported that using antioxidant supplements on a regular basis won't make it easier to overcome infertility.
"There is no evidence in this review that suggests taking an antioxidant is beneficial for women who are trying to conceive," lead researcher Marian Showell, who works in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Auckland, said in a news release.
The researchers' findings were published in The Cochrane Library. In addition to deeming antioxidants ineffective, the experts warned that little research has been done on how supplements can negatively or positively impact users while receiving fertility treatments. For this reason, it might be a good idea for women to proceed with caution during this sensitive time.
How can I get pregnant easily?
There's no guarantee that getting pregnant is going to be simple for you, regardless of how fertile your mother or past family members were. However, there are a few ways you can make it easier on yourself and your partner.
It's critical to be mindful of your ovulation cycle to ensure that you're trying at the right time. Tracking your menstrual cycle can give you an idea of when you're ovulating, which is the time when you're most fertile. If you've been trying to get pregnant for months and you're not seeing any change, you may want to talk to your doctor. He or she can evaluate the situation and let you know if it's in your best interests to seek fertility treatments. In the end, you'll have peace of mind knowing that you're taking a step in the right direction.
How have you made it easier to conceive in the past? Have you faced any difficulties getting pregnant before? Leave your feedback in the comments section!