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What Is Natural Fertility Optimization?

Whether you’re struggling with infertility or just want the best start for your pregnancy, natural fertility optimization can

Thankfully, when you’re struggling with infertility, advances in medical research and science offer many solutions to achieving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Unfortunately, this often includes a series of sometimes confusing medical tests and complex procedures that can greatly increase the stress surrounding infertility.

Lauren Rubal, MD, is a top-rated, fellowship-trained infertility specialist with a thriving practice in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Rubal is well-known for her expertise and success in providing holistic care for fertility and reproductive endocrinology issues.

Her goal is to empower women with common sense recommendations that help them optimize fertility, restore hormonal rhythms, and achieve their dream of having a baby with natural and holistic methods via natural fertility optimization.

Guidelines published by Fertility and Sterility from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) indicate this approach is often beneficial in helping women overcome infertility. Dr. Rubal offers support and education throughout the process and is greatly pleased by the positive outcomes this protocol has demonstrated in her practice.

Understanding the basics of natural fertility optimization

Natural fertility optimization includes valuable insight regarding fertility and a series of easy-to-follow recommendations about identifying and successfully predicting your fertile window. The protocol also emphasizes a healthy and balanced diet and adopting habits that decrease stress levels and help your body prepare for pregnancy.

Identifying your fertile window

Women are typically fertile for six days during a menstrual cycle. This is the fertile window, which ends on ovulation day. If you have a 28-day cycle, ovulation typically occurs on day 15 or 1614. This means your fertile window is cycle days 10-168-14. If your cycle is longer or shorter, ovulation occurs later or earlier and alters the timing of your fertile window.

One of the services offered at our practice is ovulation tracking, which helps take the guesswork out of when you are fertile. 

Intercourse and pregnancy

Studies provided by the ASRM show that the most effective rate of intercourse when you’re attempting pregnancy is every one to two days. If you prefer sexual intercourse daily, don’t stop it is fine to continue this. However, if you desire a break between encounters having that frequency of intercourse is difficult, women having intercourse every other day became pregnant per month at nearly the same rate (33%) as those who experienced it every day (37%). The numbers do drop to 15%, however, for women experiencing who had intercourse once a week.

Preparing your body and emotions for pregnancy

There are many positive habits you can adopt as you plan for a pregnancy. These include:

Chronic stress is another factor that can upset your hormonal balance and reduce fertility. Unfortunately, many women experience increased stress as they deal with infertility issues. To avoid this loop, practice yoga, meditation, or other stress-reducing techniques to relax.  

If you’re struggling with fertility or would like to make sure you’re doing what you can to increase your chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy, request an appointment with Dr. Rubal today for a natural version of fertility optimization. Call the office, or book your visit online.

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