pregnancy and fertility

So… You’re Trying to Get Pregnant

Trying for a baby? How do you get the best possibilities?

We’re trying to get pregnant, and it’s not working. 

A lot of couples find it difficult to discuss pregnancy problems. Once you’ve decided you are ready to start a family, it seems cruel to wait until your baby is ready to come. However, before you give up or blame yourself, here’s a brief reminder that the human body is full of mysteries. There’s still a lot we don’t know and don’t see about it. But, we know some of the factors that can contribute to getting pregnant. 

The big F question: fertility

You remember your biology lessons. A spermatozoid will fertilise the egg. While this sounds simple on paper, it’s another kettle of fish in reality. If you’ve been using hormonal contraception in the past, it can take a long time to clear out of your system. Some women can need up to 12 months off contraception to regain a normal and natural cycle with fertile eggs, even though they still experience all the menstruation symptoms. 

Additionally, a person’s lifestyle affects their fertility, whether it is a woman or a man. If your partner is a heavy smoker or has an inactive lifestyle, this might also affect the sperm quality, which can impact the pregnancy chances. Similarly, age is also an important factor. Women over 35 and men over 40 can experience difficulties in getting pregnant. Men can increase chances with the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy. On the other hand, women will need to enhance their lifestyles to maximise results.  

You deserve something nice and pretty

Let’s be clear: Reduced fertility doesn’t mean there’s no chance of getting pregnant. More often than not, the more you worry about fertility, the less likely you are to get pregnant. Indeed, high stress affects your body in many ways. So, give yourself and your partner a break. Pick a lovely outfit, put on your favourite jewellery, and invite your darling to a romantic restaurant. Enjoy the moment. Stress is detrimental to pregnancy. So remember to enjoy your time together. Quality time soothes the soul. Make sure to turn your attention to the little gestures of love in your day-to-day life and give plenty of them. Stress doesn’t just affect your pregnancy chances; it can also hurt your relationship. Something as simple as bringing your loved one tea in bed or giving them a massage can erase tensions and strengthen your bond. 

 

Adjust some of your habits

As mentioned, your lifestyle can facilitate your pregnancy. You’ve probably eliminated the obvious, such as drinking or being inactive. But you could be making things more difficult for yourself without knowing it. Doctors recommend keeping your caffeine consumption moderate, under 200 milligrams of coffee or black tea a day. Similarly, an active lifestyle can help. However, if you overdo it and train too hard too often, it can have a counterproductive effect. 

Folic acid is a staple for women trying to conceive. But, your diet should also include all key nutrients such as calcium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, fibres, vitamin C, potassium, zinc, and vitamin D. Your diet probably includes most of these nutrients already. But you can tweak it a little by changing sources, such as focusing on leafy vegetables, pulses, safe fish, fresh fruits, and dairy products. 

Getting pregnant happens naturally for some couples, while others might be a lot of patience and help. There is no right or wrong path to pregnancy. Enjoy togetherness with your darling, look after your mental and physical health, and don’t be afraid to seek support.

Lots of Love,
Tahnee xxx

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