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Improving Fertility

Lifestyle measures play a massive role in your reproductive health. Women's bodies are so interconnected with their reproductive function, so improving fertility will depend on looking at holistic health factors.

Can you improve egg quality?

Absolutely! It takes 3 months for the formation of a new egg. While you can't increase the number of eggs you have, it is indeed possible to elevate the quantity of high-quality eggs within your reserve.

However, certain factors influencing egg quality are beyond our control—aging, for instance, is irreversible. Yet, lifestyle elements that affect egg quality can be managed. By addressing these factors, you can ensure your body possesses a sufficient number of healthy eggs capable of successful fertilization.

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How to hormones affect fertility?

Hormones have a big impact on female reproduction, especially those controlling the menstrual cycle. Getting pregnant relies on these hormones, guiding the growth and release of an egg from the ovary and preparing the uterus for possible implantation.

Hormonal imbalances are the #1 cause of infertility as they inhabit ovulation. Without producing a mature egg, pregnancy becomes impossible, further increasing the time to a healthy pregnancy.

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Nutrition and it’s impact on fertility

Nutrition significantly impacts egg quality and reproductive health.
A balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential nutrients supports optimal egg development, while maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding harmful substances can positively influence fertility. Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in enhancing egg quality and overall reproductive success.

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Movement and it’s impact on fertility

The relationship between movement, exercise, BMI, and fertility is quite connected. When a woman is either overweight or underweight, it can affect the quality of her eggs, the lining of her uterus, and her ability to sustain a pregnancy. A Dutch study showed that as BMI goes beyond 25, the chances of experiencing difficulty in conceiving steadily rise. What's interesting is that this study considered the BMI of the male partner too, indicating that high BMIs in both partners independently raise the risk of infertility.

Engaging in moderate exercise contributes positively to maintaining a healthy BMI, which can enhance reproductive health. Exercise helps regulate hormone levels, improves blood flow to reproductive organs, and supports overall well-being, potentially improving fertility outcomes.

Low AMH levels might shorten the reproductive window.

Low AMH levels might shorten the reproductive window.

Sleep and it’s impact on fertility

Quality sleep plays a crucial role in fertility. Adequate and restful sleep positively impacts reproductive health by influencing hormone regulation and menstrual cycles. Studies suggest that irregular sleep patterns or insufficient sleep may disrupt hormone production, such as decreased levels of reproductive hormones like estradiol and progesterone, potentially affecting ovulation and fertility. Additionally, poor sleep habits might contribute to increased stress levels, which can further impact fertility.

Stress and it’s impact on fertility

The correlation between stress and fertility involves complex physiological and psychological mechanisms. Chronic stress could trigger the release of cortisol and other stress hormones, disrupting the finely tuned hormonal balance essential for reproductive processes. In women, persistent stress can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, anovulation, and alterations in the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, impairing fertility. Moreover, stress-induced inflammation and oxidative stress may adversely affect the quality of eggs and embryos.


Low AMH levels might shorten the reproductive window.

Test your AMH to understand Ovarian Reserve.

How can you test your Egg Count levels?

The Arva Health Fertility Test for Women not only measures your AMH levels but also assesses 12 other key biomarkers, offering the most comprehensive insight into your fertility—all from the comfort of your home and at a fraction of the usual cost.

When you take our test, you'll receive:



  • Physician-reviewed reports based on your results

  • A personalised fertility dashboard to help you understand your results and their implications

  • Tools to monitor hormone changes over time and plan your family timeline

  • Access to live Q&As with fertility experts

  • Round-the-clock support from fertility counsellors, doctors, and more

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This site is for informational purposes only and not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you're looking for medical advice, we suggest talking with a qualified physician.

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Fertility care, reimagined for India—on your timeline.

This site is for informational purposes only and not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you're looking for medical advice, we suggest talking with a qualified physician.

55, 4th A Main, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore, 560095

© 2023 Arva Health

Fertility care, reimagined for India—on your timeline.

This site is for informational purposes only and not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you're looking for medical advice, we suggest talking with a qualified physician.

55, 4th A Main, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore, 560095

© 2023 Arva Health