You have probably tried all means to conceive, read all books you could get hold of, researched the entire internet, consulted everywhere including “sangomas and babas”. It can be draining.
There is pressure everywhere around you. Your in-laws mock you everyday, neighbours gossip, your siblings look down on you, your workmates make you a laughing stock, your parents ignore you and worst of it all your beloved hubby is threatening to leave you.
It’s a hard place to be.
However, how well informed are you? Do you have the right information? How well do you know your body?
In my experience, a woman who wants to get pregnant MUST get to know her body, specifically her menstrual cycle.
It’s important to know how far apart your cycles are, so that you can more accurately time intercourse to try to get pregnant.
Here are 8 pregnancy tips that may help increase your chances of becoming pregnant.
1. Keep record of your cycle frequency.
If you want to have a baby, you should monitor whether the first days of your periods tend to come the same number of days apart every month, which is considered regular.
But sometimes, your periods may be irregular, meaning your cycle lengths vary from month to month. By tracking this information on a calendar, you can better predict when you might be ovulating, which is the time when your ovaries will release an egg every month.
2. Track your ovulation.
Women with regular cycles ovulate about two weeks before the arrival of their periods.
Therefore, it’s harder to predict ovulation if you have irregular cycles, but it usually occurs 12 to 16 days before the start of the next period.
There are several methods women can use to help determine their most fertile days each month. Find out from your doctor which one suits you.
3. Get correct healthy body weight.
Being too heavy can reduce your odds of conceiving, as well as being too thin can make it even harder to have a baby.
Research has shown that if you are overweight, it can take twice as long to become pregnant than a woman whose BMI is considered normal. Otherwise, a woman who is underweight might take four times as long to conceive.
4. Take a prenatal vitamins.
Be advised that if you are attempting to conceive, start taking a prenatal vitamin even before becoming pregnant.
Alternatively, take a daily multivitamin, as long as it contains at least 400 micrograms (mcg) per day of folic acid, a B vitamin that’s important for preventing birth defects in a baby’s brain and spine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges women to take 400 mcg of folic acid every day for at least one month before getting pregnant to help prevent birth defects.
5. Avoid strenuous workouts.
Being physically active most days of the week can your body prepare for the demands of pregnancy and labor. But getting too much exercise or doing frequent strenuous workouts could interfere with your ovulation.
Doctors see a lot of menstrual disturbances in women who exercise heavily, and a lot of times these women need to cut back on their workouts if they want to become pregnant.
6. Be aware of age-related fertility declines.
As you get older your fertility decreases because of age-related changes in the ovaries that cause a decline in the quantity and quality of your eggs.
With advancing age, there’s also an increased risk for some health problems, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis and blockage of the fallopian tubes, which can contribute to a loss of fertility.
There’s a gradual fertility decline in women beginning in their 30s, a sharper decline after age 37 and a steep decline after age 40.
7. Avoid smoking and drinking habits.
Smoking ages your ovaries and depletes your supply of eggs prematurely, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Chemicals found in cigarette smoke, such as nicotine and carbon monoxide, speed up the loss rate of your eggs according to research.
It’s safest for you to avoid alcohol when you’re hoping to become pregnant. You should also stop consuming alcohol if you stop using birth control because you want to get pregnant.
Once you becomes pregnant, there’s no safe amount of alcohol to take.
8. Know when to seek help.
Both you and your man should consider having an infertility evaluation if you have not become pregnant after six months of having sex regularly without using birth control.
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This article is for informational purposes only, and is not meant to offer medical advice. Conditions depend from woman to woman.