Here’s How Men & Women Can Increase Their Fertility | BabyGaga – BabyGaga

More couples need to realize that making a baby is not as easy as it seems. There are so many factors that go into successfully becoming and staying pregnant, that it really is a miracle when it happens. Although most of conception is left to chance, there are things you and your partner can do to increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

First, both you and your partner can strive to live healthy lifestyles. Having a proper diet and exercise routine can definitely help increase your chances of becoming pregnant because you are creating a healthy environment for a baby. Women are encouraged to start eating nutritious foods such as dark leafy greens and vegetable-based proteins like beans and nuts before trying to become pregnant.

You can also begin to take prenatal vitamins and supplements under the direction of their doctor. You are also encouraged to avoid sugary beverages including alcohol and caffeinated drinks. Though many joke that having one too many drinks is the reason why they got pregnant, alcohol and caffeine can be harmful to a womans body and the quality of her egg. You want to give your baby a safe and healthy environment to develop and grow.

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Men can also eat nutritious foods and exercise in order to improve the quality of their sperm. It was reported byINSIDERthat that a diet rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc, is linked to a higher concentration of sperm in men's' ejaculate as well as greater sperm motility, which refers to a sperm's ability to swim through the reproductive tract toward an egg. The quality of a mans sperm is just as important for conception as a womans egg.

There have even been studies that question if the quality of the sperm can lead to the cause of a miscarriage. Men are also encouraged to stay away from alcoholic and caffeinated beverages in order to improve their sperm count.

Another important aspect of conceiving a child is timing. By better understanding a womans menstrual cycle and when she is ovulating, the better chances she has of becoming pregnant. A woman is most fertile right before she ovulates, or drops her egg.INSIDER explained, A woman's fertility window generally starts from 5 days before she ovulates and ends one day after the egg is released from her ovary. So when is that window exactly? Generally, its in the middle of a menstrual cycle, but its different for every woman, and may not be the same from month to month.

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However, there are over-the-counter ovulation tests couples can use in order to help find out when a woman is most fertile that month. The tests specifically measure a womans LH or luteinizing hormone level. A spike in this hormone means that her egg is about to drop from her ovary. Couples are advised to have sex within 12-36 hours of this spike. And since most sperm cells do not survive after sex, couples are encouraged to have intercourse more than once within the fertility window.

If you and your partner have been trying for at least one year to conceive and have been unsuccessful, that is when it is recommended to see a fertility specialist. There could be outlying medical conditions that are preventing you from conceiving such as PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome), endometriosis, or low sperm count. PCOS and endometriosis can cause irregular and painful periods, and could also cause damage to the uterus.

A low sperm count can mean that there are just not enough swimmers to survive in order for one to fertilize an egg, or they are not mobile enough to find the egg. The worst-case scenario is seeing a specialist and they diagnose a couple with unexplained infertility. This means everything should be working, but it isnt for some unknown reason.Receiving this diagnosis does not mean that couples should give up on their dreams of becoming parents. If they are candidates for fertility treatments, there are several options for them to try. They could try an IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) or go as far as the IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) process. They could also seek help from an egg or sperm donor, or using a surrogate.

The more informed you and your partner are about fertility, the better chance you have of becoming pregnant. Its also important to remember that you have more fighting against than for you to get pregnant. Dont compare yourself to couples who seem to become pregnant easily. They may have had to go through a rough time with conceiving too.

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