Pregnancy can be an easy phase for some. In fact, some women in their hay years may get pregnant without any effort. On the other hand, for others it may be a matter of grave concern.

Turing to medical assistance and depending upon latest in the field of reproductive science becomes the last resort.

But there are a few lifestyle habits that, if avoided, may raise the chances of conceiving naturally.

  • Smoking: Doctors put strong emphasis on smoking as a factor that hinders conception and fertility immensely. It dramatically reduces both – male and female fertility. Smoking women who happen to  get pregnant run the risk of pregnancy complications and having kids with genetic disorders.
  • Stress: Stress is directly linked to reducing conception odds. Stressed out men and women are least likely to get pregnant. According to studies by Harvard University, stress reduction therapies can actually help women in getting pregnant just by learning how to relax.
  • Diet and Nutritional Habits: Good diet and nutritional habits are considered to be deeply linked with increased fertility. Antioxidants, like fruits and vegetables are essential for mothers-to-be and also for women who are planning to get pregnant. Vitamin A, C and E assist in male as well as female fertility.
  • Obesity: Being overweight or obese is considered to be a primary factor in reducing fertility in females. Thus, shedding a few pounds before making the attempt is advisable.