Your reproductive health is something you have control over. It’s important to know what’s going on with your body and how to improve it in order to feel good. When it comes to your reproductive health, there are many things you can do that will help increase your chances for a healthy pregnancy and birth.
1. Eat a healthy diet.
Eating a healthy diet is one of the best ways to improve reproductive health. A balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats will help you feel full longer. It also helps prevent heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
Try not to eat too much saturated fat—this includes meat products like beef or pork; butter; cheese; eggs; full-fat dairy products like milk or cream (but not skimmed milk); pastries with lots of cream in them (like croissants); cakes with lots of icing made with butter instead of margarine or vegetable oil
2. Exercise regularly.
You know that exercise is good for your body, but do you know the other benefits? It can help with stress, improve mood and sleep quality, prevent heart disease and diabetes, reduce cancer risk and lower the risk of osteoporosis.
The more you exercise regularly—at least 30 minutes per day—the better off you’ll be in terms of improving your reproductive health issues.
3. Manage stress levels.
Stress is a common contributor to a number of reproductive health issues. While it’s true that stress can affect your ability to get pregnant and stay pregnant, there are also other ways that stress may interfere with fertility.
In addition to affecting the quality of your relationship with your partner and possibly causing depression or anxiety in either or both partners, stress during pregnancy can negatively impact your baby’s growth and development by increasing blood pressure levels above normal limits (which increases risk for preterm birth), as well as decreasing fetal movement—both factors associated with increased risk for stillbirths or neonatal deaths.
4. Get enough sleep.
The importance of sleep cannot be overstated. Sleep deprivation has been linked to a host of health issues, including weight gain, high blood pressure and depression—all of which can negatively impact your fertility health. In fact, scientists have found that getting less than six hours of sleep per night may increase the risk of miscarriage by as much as 50%.
How much you need will depend on your age and other factors such as how active you are or whether or not there’s an illness in the household.
5. See a health care provider who is committed to helping you reach your reproductive health goals, no matter how long it takes.
One of the most important things you can do is to find a health care provider who is committed to helping you reach your reproductive health goals, no matter how long it takes.
For example, if you’re looking for treatment for an infertility problem, then finding someone who has experience in helping couples with fertility issues—whether they are experiencing problems getting pregnant or trying to avoid pregnancy altogether—is crucial. If this is something that’s been bothering you for years and not just recently, then finding someone who understands what might be going on in your body and mind will help speed up the process of getting results from treatments like IVF (in vitro fertilization).
Another thing worth considering when choosing a doctor is whether or not he or she has any experience treating patients with thyroid problems related specifically (or even mostly) because of low-T levels caused by hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).
6. Make sure your partner is getting the support he or she needs, too.
- Talk to your partner. If you’re not sure what support he or she needs, ask him or her! You might be surprised at how much help is available for reproductive health issues.
- Consider all of your options. It’s important to be open-minded and thoughtful about what kinds of resources are available for you and your partner, so don’t assume that just because one person has struggled with infertility in the past that it means another won’t have any problems down the line.
- Be patient—it can take time for people to get through this process successfully!
7. Talk to someone about how you’re feeling.
One of the best things you can do for your reproductive health is to talk about how you’re feeling. Talking with someone—a friend, family member or health care provider—about your feelings is an important step in treating any kind of problem.
Talking about what’s going on can help make sure that everyone knows what needs to be done so they can help find solutions together. It also allows them to support and encourage you when things get hard or stressful, especially if there are other people involved (like partners). If a person doesn’t feel comfortable talking about their feelings alone then they might ask others like friends, family members and therapists who specialize in helping people work through emotional issues such as depression or anxiety disorders.”
8. Know where to get help and information about reproductive health issues that are unique to men and women and how to talk about them with your partner, friends and family.
A doctor or nurse can help you with reproductive health issues that are unique to men and women. You can also find information on the internet, in an app or through a support group.
You may want to talk about these issues with your partner, friends and family members as well.
9. Don’t smoke or drink alcohol at unhealthy levels, which increases your risk for complications.
When it comes to reproductive health issues, smoking and drinking are two of the most common causes. Smoking causes reversible damage to the reproductive system that can lead to infertility, while alcohol has been shown to cause irreversible damage.
Smoking cigarettes is linked with an increased risk of miscarriage and preterm birth in women who smoke during pregnancy. It also increases your chances of developing high blood pressure and heart disease—both conditions that may affect fertility or conception rates in men as well as women (1). If you’re trying conceive but still smoke, quitting may help reverse these negative effects on your body’s ability to conceive (2).
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can also have serious consequences for both mom-to-be and baby: Research shows that prolonged moderate drinking during pregnancy increases miscarriage rates by 50 percent compared with light drinkers; heavy drinking raises them by 75 percent (3).
10. Your reproductive health is something you have control over; make the most of it.
Your reproductive health is something you have control over. You can make changes to improve your reproductive health at any time, and it’s important to get the right support.
While both men and women face unique challenges when it comes to their reproductive health, both are impacted by poor quality of life as well as negative emotions like stress or anxiety. It’s also important for both men and women that they feel comfortable talking about their feelings around sex with their partner(s), friends/family members, or others in their lives who may have an interest in helping them address these issues further (if necessary).
In the end, your reproductive health is something you have control over. It’s not something that just happens to you and you can’t change it. The more self-aware you are about what’s going on with your body and environment, the more likely it is that you will make good decisions that help improve your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and child. Keep in mind that even if none of these options work out exactly as hoped, they still give us some valuable information to work with!