Increasing Fertility NaturallyAside from medical and technological advances which can help increase a woman’s fertility, there are some natural methods to doing so which can be less abrasive. In order to be able to conceive, a woman must produce a fertilizable egg once every month and a man must produce sperm strong enough to reach the egg and penetrate it. The most natural way to increase chances of conceiving is following the woman’s menstrual cycle. Having sex when the woman is ovulating can greatly improve fertility. Monitoring the basal body temperature can be a good way to keep track of ovulation . The basal body temperature, or BBT, is the body’s core temperature and rises slightly during ovulation. Fertility charts and monitors can be good aids in determining this crucial time period for a woman. Ovulation usually occurs about 14 days following the menstrual cycle. The exact term of ovulation will vary within the cycle because of delays such as stress, sickness, diet, or working out. Sexual positions such as man on top missionary and spooning are also great ways to increase fertility naturally. Diet can also have a major affect on fertility. It has been shown that foods such as Vitamin C, D, A, and antioxidants can greatly improve the chances of conceiving. However, foods such as alcohol, caffeine, and foods containing xenoestrogens can greatly reduce the chances of conceiving. A good exercise regime and herbs such as Chasteberry and Dong Quai are known for their positive affects on fertility.