Pregnancy is a method of development of offspring in humans. This is a natural process for most of the couples. However, for few having a child is a dream. This article gives you tips for getting pregnant with a list of things to be done and not to be done.
TIPS TO GET PREGNANT:To – Dos:
- Regular exercise/Yoga:
Active people are found to have more stamina along with a good mood. Hence regular exercise can make your sex life better.
- Healthy diet:
Make sure you eat food which is rich in vitamins, minerals, iron and proteins. These diets will help you in natural conception. Meat and fish, if had in optimum quantity, can boost your chances of fertility. This should not be had in huge quantity. Doctors suggest to intake more of green vegetables. Fruits such as Pomegranates are found to be promoting fertility.
A research conducted in Spain suggests that the rate of fertilization is high in the presence of music. It is believed the vibrations are caused due to music which increases chances of fertility.
- Proper Planning:
When you decide to have Pregnancy, one of the most important things to do is to have planned intercourse. You should be aware of your ovulation and plan to have sex which is considered to be on the more/most fertile days.
- Balanced body weight:
Check your BMI. Ideally it should fall under 20-25 range. If you are above 25 means you are fat, if you are below 20 means you are slim. If you are fat, it might lead to overproduction of few hormones which in turn affects your ovulation cycle. Being overweight can also make you more prone to diseases like blood pressure and diabetes. These diseases further add hindrances to your fertility rate. On the other hand, if you are too slim you might not have enough hormones to sustain pregnancy. The best solution to both of these problems is to have a regular exercise which helps you maintaining appropriate body weight.
- Regular sex:
According to NICE, it is advised to have sex twice or thrice a week. This when continued over a considerable time increases your chances of getting pregnant. It is also observed that a couple will have sex as many as 104 times before being conceived. It is suggested to have a regular intercourse at least three to four months before you want to have a baby. Studies also reveal that there are certain sex positions which help results in more fertility.
TIPS TO GET PREGNANT – Don’t:
In men, smoking makes the sperm to travel slower than normal rate. In women, smoking makes womb less receptive. In a study carried out by Harvard in 1994, it shows there is a decrease in nearly 50% in fertility chance. Excessive intake of alcohol might reduce your chances of fertility.
It is quite well known fact that stress affects normal activities or phenomenon and pregnancy is no exception. Leading a stressful life results affects normal ovulation process in women and it reduces sperm count in men. Avoid leading a stressful life from your professional or personal life.
If you are on a pill, there is a high chance that it is affecting your chances of pregnancy. It is the time to consult your physician and let him/her know your plans to have a child.
Needless to say, drugs are never good.
Tea/Caffeine if consumed in a higher quantity can affect your chances. Try to have in optimum quantity. Studies have shown that women who have more than four cups a day reduce their chances by 26%.
- Hot baths:
It is advised to avoid hot baths and saunas. This is basically due to the fact that heat kills sperms. Also, avoid long bike rides as this will warm the region thus reducing the sperm count.
- Artificial lubricants:
If you are using artificial non-contraceptive lubricants, it is time to stop using them. These lubricants are found to be toxic to sperm. If you feel lubricant is necessary you could choose “sperm-friendly” lubricants which are widely available in market.
Try to follow natural tips for getting pregnant, which not only helps in easy pregnancy but also helps in having a healthy baby.