Markham Fertility

Written by the team at HealthToDos Markham Health & Rehab


  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle: Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Exercise regularly, but avoid excessive intensity. Manage stress through techniques like yoga or meditation.
  • Get enough sleep: Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
  • Schedule a preconception checkup: Talk to your doctor about any underlying health conditions and get a blood work check to assess hormone levels and thyroid function.
  • Track your cycle: Understanding your ovulation cycle can help with timing intercourse for conception.
  • Consider both partners' health: Encourage healthy habits and screenings for your partner as well.
  • Explore naturopathic approaches (optional): Naturopathic doctors might offer personalized plans including acupuncture or herbal remedies to support fertility (consult a licensed professional).


  • Smoke or use excessive alcohol: These habits can significantly decrease fertility for both men and women.
  • Be overweight or underweight: Maintaining a healthy weight is important for optimal hormone balance and fertility.
  • Ditch lubricants completely: Opt for sperm-friendly lubricants during sex.
  • Stress excessively: Chronic stress can disrupt ovulation and sperm health.
  • Compare your journey to others: Everyone's fertility journey is unique.
  • Ignore signs of potential problems: If you're concerned about irregular periods, low sperm count, or other issues, consult a doctor.
  • Focus solely on conception: Remember, a healthy sex life is about intimacy and connection as well.

Additional Tips:

  • Be patient: It can take several months of trying to conceive naturally.
  • Seek support: Talk to your partner, family, friends, or a fertility support group.
  • Educate yourself: There are many reliable resources available online and through healthcare providers.

It is important to focus on improving lifestyle factors that increase fertility or the efficacy of infertility treatment. By following these Do's and Don'ts and taking a proactive approach to your health, you can create a foundation for a successful fertility journey. Dr. Wendy, our experienced naturopathic doctor at HealthyToDos, is specially qualified to help minimize modifiable risk factors and maximize a person's chances of becoming pregnant. To learn more about how you can improve your reproductive health and optimize your chances of conceiving, book a complimentary discovery call with Dr. Wendy today!



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