Fertility Tips to help you get pregnant!
We spend most of our teenage and adolescent lives trying not to get pregnant and then when the time comes to start a family there are some things we should know to enhance your fertility!
Fertility awareness in tracking your cycle
Understanding your cycle is important so that you can establish the optimum time to conceive along with noticing any irregularities which can hamper you in getting pregnant, be it stress, eating disorders, over exercising, medication issues, hormonal imbalance.
You're most likely to get pregnant on the day you ovulate and the three to five days beforehand. You can also learn how to monitor and track your cervical mucus and basal temperature.
Environmental and lifestyle factors when trying to conceive
Enviromental and Lifestyle factors can affect your fertility and ability to conceive. Excessive drinking, Smoking, Exercising, Weight issues, Hormones, Work Life Balance, Poor Sleep Hygiene.
Taking precautions and avoiding sexual transmitted diseases that can cause inflammatory disease, and silently effect your ability to conceive.
Did you know that in your twenties the majority of your eggs are normal!
In your thirties, there is a 20% chance of success in becoming pregnant.
Studies have show that the average age of 29 year old’s became pregnant within three to twelve months.
Once you hit your forties, your egg quality diminishes, there is a 5% chance in becoming pregnant and there is a high risk in miscarrying and chromosomal abnormalities.
Your Fertility window ends five to ten years before menopause and the average age is 51.
Age and Timing- Rule of thumb is if you are under 35, trying for twelve months or are over 35 and trying for six months seeks professional help. Fertility success drop rapidly from age 35.
As soon as you decide to have a baby it is important to start taking Folic acid. The dosage you need will be based on your health along with any other medication you may be on. Best to check with your health care provider on the best dosage for you along with taking a multivitamin which has been show clinically to reduce the chances of miscarriage
Alcohol / Caffeine consumption:
Best to cut out alcohol altogether when you’re trying to get pregnant as most women don’t know they’re pregnant for the first few weeks and alcohol can be harmful to a growing baby within.
Best to limit coffee / caffeine intake too as it can impact your ability in becoming pregnant and may lead to miscarriage.
Unexpected or dramatic life events can lead to stress which may interfere with ovulation and may take longer to conceive. Even the stress in trying to become pregnant can have an impact in how long it takes to conceive, especially if there is too much cortisol in the body!
If stress levels are high, then consider going for some counselling and learn some relaxation techniques, hypnosis to relax and become pregnant.
Call us today and we will help you to relax, destress and get you in the zone so that you do conceive and move through a healthy pregnancy.
Sometimes we just need some quality time out and personal space to recalibrate and focus on what makes us happy.
- Eliminate what is burdensome in your life.
- Spend quality time with your partner to strengthen your bonds.
- Talk things through about anything that could be holding you back from becoming pregnant.
- Learn some relaxation techniques – meditation is conducive for mental and physical health and can enhance your fertility too! Stress is one of the major causes of infertility and meditation is an excellent antidote to it.
Sperm Analysis - get your man checked!!
- It takes two to make a baby! 40% of cases are male related – so best to get a sperm sample analysed.