10 Natural Ways to Improve Your Chances of Conceiving

Maintaining a healthy weight and moderate exercising can help improve fertility

Avoid tobacco, alcohol and environmental toxins to improve chances of conception

Timing is key - have sex in the morning or early afternoon and wait no more than 2-3 days between sexual encounters

Avoid lubricants and try to lie down for a few minutes after sex

De-stress and avoid over-exercising to increase fertility

Men should switch to loose-fitting underwear (such as boxers) to increase sperm count

Eating a diet high in antioxidants and low in caffeine and alcohol can help improve egg quality and sperm count

Folic acid supplements are recommended before and during early pregnancy to prevent birth defects of the brain and spine

Seek medical help if you have been trying for more than a year, are over 35, have ovarian cysts, experience painful periods, or have irregular cycles

Consult with your doctor if you have any concerns or questions about conceiving