Each day, our newsfeeds are filled with a new tale of fertility heartbreak, and so it’s no surprise to learn how concerning an issue it is for Irish women today.
This has been proven by new research carried out by MummyPages, in which a staggering 60 percent of Irish women admitted to worrying about their chances of conceiving a child.
With more and more women dedicating their twenties to travelling the world, finding ‘the one’, and chasing their dream career; babies don’t tend to pop up on the cards until they hit their thirties. Unfortunately, this can make it that little bit harder to conceive.
The latest research was carried out in conjunction with Proceive, an advanced fertility supplement, and nutritionist Gaye Godkin explained just how age can affect our chances.
“Women are born with their compliment of eggs. As we age, so too do our eggs. In essence, our eggs are chronologically the same age as you. They have been subject to the environment that they have been immersed in,” she explained.
Short of turning the clock back, and facing into the expensive and often disappointing reality of fertility treatment, it seems that Irish women are now honing in on a more natural approach to boosting their chances of conceiving: a healthier lifestyle.
Indeed, according to the latest research, it seems that fitness, wellness and a healthy diet are at the centre of hopeful Irish women’s efforts to conceive.
The study revealed that a whopping 53 percent of women have lost weight to boost their chances of conceiving, while 36 percent have changed their diet. Alcohol consumption is clearly a big factor, with almost two-thirds (62 percent) admitting to cutting down, or totally eliminating it from their daily diet.
According to Gaye Godkin, this can have a very positive impact: “Fostering a good diet and ensuring that you are taking the essential nutrients can positively affect the health of your eggs and, subsequently, the developing foetus.”
Of course, Irish women are also becoming enlightened to the power of fertility supplements that support the system during efforts to conceive; 38 percent of respondents in this study revealed that they are actively taking a fertility-enhancing prenatal vitamin for this reason.
Proceive is a range of scientifically-formulated fertility supplements for both men and women trying for a baby. It is designed to support nutritional deficiencies associated with the reproductive system; and provides the most comprehensive formulations including Folic acid, amino acids, vitamins and minerals to support the nutritional needs of the body when trying for a baby.