Dr. Shilpa G B

How can a Woman Stay Healthy?

Ways to improve your egg quality before pregnancy and IVF

Today, women face a lot of issues when it comes to conceiving a baby. Many of these issues arise due to the poor quality of eggs. Your habits, pre-existing health conditions, your lifestyle, medications, age, can lead to the poor quality of your eggs. Moreover, these issues can get serious if they get out of hand, and hence need to be addressed as soon as possible.
Let us understand why you require good egg quality before you conceive.

Why do you need to improve your egg quality?

The health of the baby depends on the quality of the mother’s egg. As a woman ages, the quality of her eggs decreases, and this increases the chances of abnormality in the baby. Abnormal DNA, which comes from an over-matured egg, can lead to birth defects in the baby. To have a normal or IVF pregnancy and a healthy baby, it is important that you have healthy eggs.
Now that you are aware of the reasons to maintain good egg equality, let us understand how to improve the quality of your eyes.

How to improve your egg quality?

A lot of factors can add up to determine the condition of your eggs.
  • Maintain a healthy diet: One of the most important aspects of pregnancy is your diet. Be very careful what you consume on a daily basis. Providing the right nutrients will enhance the functioning of your ovaries and help them to stay healthy. It is scientifically proven that eating fish, vegetables, fruits, and grains can support your fertility. Strictly avoid the consumption of fatty and oily outside food and processed items.
  • Quit smoking: Smoking can lead to the mutation of eggs, which creates abnormalities in the DNA and causes egg loss. It has also been proven that habitual smoking can lower your fertility no matter the number of treatments you undergo.
  • Managing your stress levels: Increasing stress levels can mess with your hormones. It doesn’t matter if you are a working or non-working woman, it is important for you to keep your stress levels under control. Indulge in activities like yoga, meditation, a walk, spending time with your family, or hot water baths to keep your mind fresh and stress-free.
  • Maintain your weight: Obesity is one of the major factors which causes hormonal imbalance and decreased fertility. Get your BMI checked and maintain it. You might have to gain or lose some weight, which can be achieved by good diet and exercise.
  • Maintain good blood flow: It is essential to have oxygen-rich blood flow to maintain the health of your eggs. A minimum of 6-8 glasses of fluids can help you keep your oxygen levels high and ensure good circulation of oxygen.
  • Take your supplements: Your doctor might prescribe you with internal supplements like fish oil or vitamins to build your immunity. It will improve the quality of your eggs, boost the antioxidants, and help with your sleep.
If you want to increase your chances of getting pregnant, improving egg quality is a good place to start. There are many ways to improve your egg quality before pregnancy and IVF. Some simple changes in your diet and lifestyle can make a big difference. By following these tips, you can give yourself the best chance for a successful pregnancy.