Thinking of Baby: Nine Ways to Boost Your Fertility

Get your body ready with these helpful tips.

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Is It Baby Time? - Thinking about being a mom? As you get older, it can become more difficult to conceive depending on your lifestyle and other health factors. But there are some things that you can do to help boost your fertility. By Kellee Terrell (Photo: digitalskillet/GettyImages)

Slash Your Stress - Trying to get pregnant can be very stressful, but the more stressed you are, the harder it becomes to have a baby. So meditate, go for long walks to clear your mind or go for a run.  (Photo: Hero Images/Getty Images)

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Slash Your Stress - Trying to get pregnant can be very stressful, but the more stressed you are, the harder it becomes to have a baby. So meditate, go for long walks to clear your mind or go for a run. (Photo: Hero Images/Getty Images)

Lose Some Weight - Being obese and having excess fat on your body can do a number on your menstrual cycle and make you skip periods, which means you ovulate less. And being able to pinpoint ovulation is crucial for getting pregnant. FYI: Being underweight isn’t good for fertility, either.  (Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Lose Some Weight - Being obese and having excess fat on your body can do a number on your menstrual cycle and make you skip periods, which means you ovulate less. And being able to pinpoint ovulation is crucial for getting pregnant. FYI: Being underweight isn’t good for fertility, either. (Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Blend Images/Corbis)

Drink Up - Drinking plenty of water flushes out toxins and nourishes, hydrates and moisturizes your skin from within.  (Photo: Image Source/Corbis)

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What Are You Drinking? - What you drink can affect your fertility. Some research suggests that nutrient-rich whole milk, green tea and even water can help increase your chance of getting pregnant. Meanwhile, soda and liquor can make it more difficult. (Photo: Image Source/Corbis)

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Quit Smoking - Studies show that women and men who smoke have a harder time getting pregnant compared to non-smoking adults. You gotta try to quit if you want to conceive and have a healthy baby! (Photo: Anueing/Getty Images)

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Stop Eating So Much Junk - You can still have your cookies here and there, but it’s best that you fill your body with foods that are rich in iron, folic acid, potassium and other nutrients. Foods such as lean meats, fruits, veggies, fish, eggs and beans can help you ovulate and keep your body healthy. (Photo: David Malan/Getty Images)

Have Lots of Sex - You heard me. Sperm count is higher among men that have sex on most days of the month, according to some research. The sperm is also stronger and swims better when you have more sex, which increases your chance of getting pregnant. So get to it!  (Photo: David Jakle/Corbis)

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Have Lots of Sex - You heard me. Sperm count is higher among men that have sex on most days of the month, according to some research. The sperm is also stronger and swims better when you have more sex, which increases your chance of getting pregnant. So get to it! (Photo: David Jakle/Corbis)

Apply Moisture  - Keeping your breasts well moisturized on a daily basis will preserve their softness and keep your skin glowing.   (Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez, Inc/Getty Images)

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Rethink Your Lube - If you are trying to get pregnant, the last thing you want to do is use a lubricant that has spermicide in it. It’s also suggested not to use water-based lubes like K-Y Jelly when trying to get pregnant, either. (Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez, Inc/Getty Images)

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Air Out Your Place - There’s more pollution in your crib than outside. And now that fall is here, you might be spending more time inside. Think about deep cleaning your place, investing in an air purifier, using green-friendly cleaning products and start leaving your shoes at the door to stop from tracking in dirt and other pollutants.  (Photo: Hill Street Studios)

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Go Green - Try using cleaners in your home that are free of pesticides and chemicals and try eating foods that are organic. Toxins and certain chemicals are tied to infertility. (Photo: Hill Street Studios/Getty Images)

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Get a Physical - No, going to the doctor won’t increase your fertility per se, but getting screened and treated for undiagnosed illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure is necessary for getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy. (Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez/GettyImages)