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Is Spring The Best Season To Conceive?

By Dr. Jesús Alberto Félix Atondo

Spring has long been associated with renewal, rejuvenation, and new beginnings. It’s the time of year when the days are longer, the world seems to come back to life, and everything seems to bloom. It’s also a popular time of year for couples trying to have a baby. But is spring the best season to conceive?

Today our fertility specialists will discuss the pros and cons of conceiving in the spring and some tips for couples seeking to increase their chances of achieving their dream and help you decide whether this is the right time of year for you.

 

 

 

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The Connection Between Spring And Fertility

Springtime and fertility have been linked throughout history. In many cultures, spring is a time of fertility rituals and celebrations. Springtime and fertility have been linked throughout history. In many cultures, spring is a time of fertility rituals and celebrations.

For example, in ancient Greece, the festival of Dionysus was celebrated in the spring and was associated with fertility and the rebirth of nature.

While In Hinduism, the celebration of Holi is also celebrated in the spring and is associated with fertility and new beginnings.

 

 

Pros Of Conceiving In Spring

  • Longer days and more sunlight. Spring brings longer days and more sunlight, which can benefit couples trying to conceive. Sunlight helps regulate the body’s natural rhythms, including the menstrual cycle. Exposure to sunlight also increases vitamin D levels, which is linked to better fertility rates.


  • Improve mood. Spring is a time of year that’s often associated with improved mood and increased energy levels. The longer days and warmer weather can make people feel more hopeful, which can be helpful for couples trying to conceive. In addition, studies have shown that stress and anxiety can negatively impact fertility rates, so anything that can help reduce stress levels can be beneficial.


  • Seasonal foods. Spring is a time when many delicious and nutritious seasonal foods are available. Eating a healthy and balanced diet is essential for fertility, and incorporating seasonal fruits and vegetables can help provide the necessary nutrients. For example, leafy greens like spinach and kale are high in folic acid, essential for fetal development. And fruits like strawberries and cherries are highly antioxidants and linked to improved fertility rates.

 

Cons Of Conceiving In Springtime

  • Allergy season. While spring brings many benefits, it’s also allergy season. Allergies can make it more difficult to conceive, as they can impact hormone levels and cause inflammation. In addition, allergy medications can have adverse side effects on fertility, so it’s important to talk to fertility specialists about any medications you may be taking.


  • Busy schedules. Spring is a busy time of year for many people, with holidays like Easter and Memorial Day and graduations, weddings, and other events. Busy schedules can make finding time to make a baby challenging and may increase stress levels. It’s essential to prioritize time for intimacy and relaxation, even during busy times.


  • Temperature fluctuations. Spring weather can be unpredictable, with temperature fluctuations that can impact fertility. Sudden temperature changes can affect hormone levels, making it more difficult to conceive. It’s essential to pay attention to your body and monitor temperature changes to help optimize fertility.

 

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Tips For Increasing Fertility In Spring

  • Prioritize overall health. Prioritizing overall health and wellness is essential for increasing fertility. This includes eating a healthy and balanced diet, exercising regularly, reducing stress levels, and avoiding unhealthy habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. It’s also essential to ensure you get enough sleep and stay hydrated.


  • Track your menstrual cycle. Tracking your menstrual cycle can help you identify your most fertile days and increase your chances of conceiving. Following your cycle, you can time intercourse to coincide with your most fertile days. Many tools are available to help you track your cycle, including apps, calendars, and ovulation predictor kits.


  • Get outside and take a walk. Spending time outside in the sunshine can help regulate the body’s natural rhythms and increase vitamin D levels, improving fertility rates. Going for a walk or bike ride, gardening, or simply sitting outside in the sunshine are all great ways to get more exposure to sunlight. Just remember your sunscreen


  • Reduce your stress. Stress can negatively impact fertility rates, so reducing stress levels is essential for increasing your chances of conceiving. Some ways to reduce it include meditation, yoga, and spending time in nature. It’s also essential to prioritize time for relaxation and self-care.

 

Springtime and fertility have been linked throughout history, and there are many reasons why spring may be a more fertile season for some couples. However, sometimes tips and steps are not enough to add a piece of sunshine to your life, but thanks to the help of love and science, some fertility treatments can help you to achieve your dream of starting a family, IVF, and IUI.

 

 

What Is IVF?

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproduction treatment. Unlike Intrauterine Insemination (where fertilization occurs in the woman’s body), fertilization happens in a lab, with sperm from the partner or a donor. As a result of fertilization, the best-quality embryo is selected and transferred to the uterus so the woman can achieve pregnancy.

 

How Much Does IVF Cost In Mexico?

IVF costs $7,500 – 70% cheaper compared to the US!

 

What Is IUI?

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a type of artificial insemination that involves depositing sperm in the uterus. The patient is subjected to ovarian stimulation; the sperm swim toward the fallopian tubes, where fertilization occurs. It is the first that couples turn to when looking for treatment options.

 

While spring may be associated with new beginnings and fertility, the best time to conceive depends on many factors. By prioritizing overall health and wellness, couples can help improve their chances of conceiving, regardless of the season. 

However, when struggling to conceive, love and science can help. Our fertility specialists will take you by the hand and stay with you throughout the journey. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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Dr. Jesús Alberto Félix Atondo

Gynecology, Obstetrics and Biology of Human Reproduction Surgeon at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, specialist Biologist of Human Reproduction by the Mexican Institute of Infertility.

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