Staying Fit for Fertility

Staying Fit for Fertility


Did you know that getting into shape proves to be one of the best solutions when you are trying to have a baby? While it’s important to not rush the process (read our blog about waiting for conception here) keeping your fitness and health at the forefront of your mind will also help you in your journey to conception.


If you’re trying to get pregnant, there are several factors that you need to consider, and that includes the depth of your fitness level. By incorporating a low-impact exercise regime, you can increase your chances of successful conception. In addition, an easy exercise regime will promote consistency and durability as you progress before and throughout your trimesters.

Overall, we all know that exercise is ideal for our well being, and that doesn’t change when you’re trying to conceive. Integrating an active lifestyle increases endurance and stamina as it lowers weight, heart and stress levels. According to pregnancy and postnatal expert, Dr. Joanna Helcke, “keeping physically active helps women lose weight during the pre-conceptual period, and it is particularly important when it comes to obesity, which can adversely affect fertility.”

It has been proven that regular exercise reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while building strength and stamina. These are all factors needed for the rigors of pregnancy and overall health.

Have Your Partner Join In

Take Note – You don’t have to be alone. Your partner or spouse can play a role in exercising. Your partner’s fitness and health provides an important role in regard to their fertility. The healthier your partner is, the healthier and increased chances of conception. Studies have found that high stress levels can have an impact on sperm count, ovulation, and your sex life  – which makes it difficult to get in the mood for baby-making.

If it’s your husband who is infertile, this blog about how to help him along this fertility journey can be read here.

Start Walking More

Hate exercising? Start Walking. You can gradually increase your walking distance and pace on a weekly basis. Stick to moderate levels of exercise, while avoiding high intensity workouts as these may adversely affect your chances of conceiving.

Other forms of low-impact exercises that we suggest include swimming, yoga, and Pilates. Pilates is a great exercise that strengthens the body’s core for pregnancy. Helcke states, “it will strengthen your deep abdominals and posture before you fall pregnant. In addition, the benefits of Pilates include protection from back pain during pregnancy and aid in postnatal recovery. Remember, the objective is to get pregnant; and with moderate and consistent exercise, it may help you reach your goal within a healthy approach.

Most importantly, if you want to stay on top of your fertility game and have access to the latest fertility news, bulletin boards and more, be sure to download our app, ‘Secure Your Fertility‘ in your app store!

Dr. Jerisa ER

As one of the nation’s acclaimed doctors, board-certified in Emergency Medicine Dr. Jerisa Berry a.k.a “Dr. Jerisa ER” is also a nationally recognized speaker, media consultant, and author. She is on staff at several emergency facilities in South Florida and is co-owner of a medical clinic, Vital Care Medical Center, Inc with her husband. Dr. Jerisa is founder of, where she helps single ladies and career-minded women take control of their fertility.

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