Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Surprising & Interesting Facts To Help You Get Pregnant

Help Getting Pregnant

Fertility and trying to conceive isn't as easy as some people think. Fertility and conception experts say the human species is not as fertile as we like to think. If you are between 18 and 34 and you and your partner are generally healthy, doctors say more often than not some simple problems - with easy fixes - may be standing in your way.

Fertility problems have become extremely frequent, and they are deeply related to the life we live today and the consequences it has on our body. After trying for several months without being successful, it is obvious that you need help from a specialist.

  Surprising & Interesting Facts To
Help You Get Pregnant

You have been trying for months to get pregnant, but with no result. Do not despair, there are things that can help. Here are 9 facts that you need to know before trying again.

Understanding your monthly cycle

The first phase starts with the first day of your period. Your body releases hormones that stimulate eggs to grow within follicles inside your ovaries. Between day seven and 11, those hormones also help thicken the lining of your uterus to get ready for the implantation of a fertilized egg.

Your Age is Relevant

Age is extremely relevant. So be patient and optimistic. For a woman in her 20′s, she has a 25% chance any given month to fall pregnant. By the time she reaches 40, her monthly chances drop to 5% per month. So once in her mid-30′s, a woman will want to really get to know her cycle to time it just right, and to seek out help after just about 6 months for possible fertility supplements or treatments.

Tracking your most fertile days

Generally, women are most fertile during the days just before and during ovulation. If you have a regular 28-day cycle, count back 14 days from when you expect your next period to start. Plan on having s** every other day around that day - say days 12, 14, and 16 (having s** every day may decrease a man's sperm count). Your cycle may be longer or shorter, so using an online ovulation calculator may help identify the likely day.

Foods that may help ovulation

Choose monounsaturated fats (like olive oil) over trans fats (those in fast food, cakes and pastries); vegetable protein (soy) over red meat; and high-fibre, low-glycaemic foods – whole grains, vegetables, and some fruit – over refined carbs and sugars.

Weight affects fertility

A study of women found that those whose body mass index (BMI) was above normal took twice as long to get pregnant as those with a normal BMI. In men, those who are obese are more likely to have low testosterone. Some research has suggested a 9kg (20lb) weight gain can increase the risk of infertility by 10%.

Check the medical history

Check the medical history for both you and your partner. Run a few tests, especially if you know there were problems with pregnancies or there were some illnesses or diseases that may affect your fertility. Untreated infections or possible s**ually transmitted diseases can cause very real hindrances to conceiving, and a simple check-up could provide the treatment you need and ultimately your ability to conceive. 

Affordable infertility treatments

Get informed about infertility treatments and their efficiency. In today’s age, there are many treatments and fertility drugs on the market. Many prescribed options are quite affordable, and are a good option to begin with before looking into more costly infertility treatments.

How men can boost fertility

Managing stress, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a diet high in zinc (found in meat, whole grains, seafood and eggs), selenium (meat, seafood, mushroom, cereals and Brazil nuts) and vitamin E can help improve male fertility. Keep the testicles cool -- no long hot baths, hot tubs or saunas -- which can decrease the number of sperm.

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Fertility pills

Consider fertility pills. Most of them are based on human hormones and some of them have proven to be very efficient (since hormonal imbalances are among the most common causes for infertility), so they may work on you, too.

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