Around the world, many couples face obstacles when trying to have a baby. This can leave them emotionally drained, stressed, and anxious, causing further delays in their journey to parenthood. Dr. Madhuprita Agrawal, an infertility specialist at Ashoka Super Specialty Hospital, says that infertility is not a gender-specific problem.
She suggests five tips that can help you conceive faster. Keep reading.
* Try it at the right age: Biologically, men and women abandon their potential to plan a pregnancy as their age increases. If pregnancy is avoided at the right age, complications such as decreased ovarian reserve, early miscarriage, or chromosome-related abnormalities in the fetus can increase. At the same time, the quality of sperm can also decrease with age. Age-related infertility usually begins after the age of 32. The monthly fertility rate, which is about 25 percent in the 20 to 30-year range, drops below 10 percent after age 35.
* Track your fertile period: The chance of pregnancy begins to increase eight days before ovulation, peaks 2 days before ovulation, and reaches almost zero 2-3 days after ovulation. Subsequently, it is important that a woman can predict the next ovulation date. Today, there are various mobile apps that track ovulation days and menstrual cycle, facilitating successful conception. If your menstrual cycle is regular, every 28-30 days, you can start trying from cycle day 8-9 to cycle day 18. Intercourse every other day is enough to get a good pregnancy rate. If your menstrual cycle is irregular, see your fertility doctor as soon as possible.
* Prepare your body and mind: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the body mass index (BMI) is equal to or greater than 25 kg / m2, it is considered overweight, while if the BMI is equal to or greater than 30 kg / m2, it is consider obesity. Among women of reproductive age, there is also growing evidence that obesity is linked to lower reproductive success, including increased risks of ovulation, irregular periods, infertility, miscarriage, and stillbirth.
It is increasingly recognized that excess body weight in the male partner can also adversely affect fertility. The negative effects of obesity on women’s fertility can be reversible. About 5 to 7 percent decrease in body weight increases the chances of pregnancy. The mind / body program benefits infertile couples by providing counseling and emotional support. Balance your weight, prepare your mind, do meditation, yoga, and exercise regularly.
* Eat a healthy and balanced diet: A healthy diet can have a commensurate result on human fertility. Our eating pattern decides our health conditions. Excessive intake of fast foods or fats results in obesity, which increases the possibility of various diseases like diabetes, obesity, heart related diseases, PCOD, etc. Excessive consumption of alcohol, caffeine or smoking can also be the cause of infertility. Adding agrochemicals to our food chain can cause human infertility. Increase your protein intake and reduce carbohydrates in your diet. An adequate and balanced diet can be suggested to the infertile couple, such as vegetable proteins, dairy products, iron, vitamin B12, monounsaturated fats, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, etc.
* Understand the rules: Overdoing it doesn’t help. Having sex every day, even during ovulation, will not necessarily increase your chances of getting pregnant. Sperm can live up to 5 days inside your body. Rethink your habits: wearing tight clothing, spending time in the hot tub can negatively affect your sperm count. Your cell phone habits may also need some improvement. Stay in bed for a few minutes after intercourse, but you don’t need to lift your feet! If you wait 10-15 minutes, the sperm that will enter the cervix will be in the cervix. Don’t worry about the position of the pregnancy and don’t get mechanical when making love.