We've been having trouble conceiving which could be due to our ages in the late-thirties. My husband is vehemently against fertility drugs of ivf. What can I do to improve my chances of conceiving naturally?

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Eating well and making good food decisions can contribute to your odds of conceiving. Eat foods that are nourished with lots of protein, iron, zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D in your diet. Studies have shown that a lack of the above mentioned nutrients have been linked to lengthened menstrual cycles and thus less frequent ovulation. Check with your doctor if you should take a daily multivitamin supplement to boost your nutrition intake. A healthy weight also boosts the chances of conception. An excess of body fat can lead to an overproduction of certain hormones which can disrupt ovulation. Your cycles may be less regular, you may ovulate less often, and you lower your chances of getting pregnant. On the other hand, too little body fat means your body may not produce enough hormones to ovulate each month or to sustain a pregnancy if you do conceive. Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight.

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