It's the time again … make the list of annual New Year's resolutions!
But this year, instead of the old standbys, such as save more money and hit the gym, why not add some new resolutions to the list that could help you preserve your fertility so that you can build the family you want in the future?
When you are a young woman, preserving your fertility is not something you usually think about; in fact, not being fertile may be your goal right now! But time passes quickly, and age is the No. 1 thing that decreases fertility. There are, however, things you can do to help ensure that you will be able to have a baby when the time is right for YOU.
So add these five resolutions to your list this year!
- Practice safe sex and avoid sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious complication of STDs. The infection causes inflammation of the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes and other reproductive organs and is one of the most common causes of infertility.
- Don't smoke. Smoking can cause fallopian tube changes, cervical changes and damage eggs.
- Achieve a healthy weight. Being overweight is linked to such conditions that affect fertility, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and diabetes.
- Exercise (but don't overdo it, which can cause you to stop ovulating) and eat a healthy diet. Fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and low-fat dairy are good for fertility.
- Consider egg freezing. The biggest threat to a woman's fertility is the aging process, with fertility declining rapidly after the mid-30s. Freezing your eggs while young may be your best bet for preserving your ability to have a child later, when you are ready.
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December 28, 2012
Posted by Leigh Ann Woodruff