When entering adulthood, society has a way to pressure you to settle down. You get busy going on date after date and if you get lucky you find love. And if both of you are committed to the relationship, it will eventually turn into marriage. And after marriage comes the creation of a family. A traditional family is composed of parents and the kids, but what happens when you cannot conceive?
Every couple has their own challenges in life, and one intimidating and potentially scary circumstance is the failure to conceive a baby. It can be frustrating when you’ve been trying to get pregnant or stay pregnant when it seems like many people get it easy.
Most people do not realize that infertility among couple is a common occurrence in society. One in every 100 couple is infertile, while 13 of them are struggling to become pregnant. If you feel strongly about having a bun in the oven here are some factors you want to watch out for to increase the chances of having bouncing baby boy or girl.
Age is a definite factor that can cause infertility or difficulty getting pregnant. Women have a storage of egg cells, while men continue to produce new sperm. When a woman is born, she is carrying all of the eggs she will have her whole life. As you can imagine, as the woman ages, so do her eggs.
As women age, their egg cell reserves slowly but surely deplete. Egg cells are reduced every menstrual cycle, as the female body recruits hundreds of egg follicles to go down their womb. The chances of getting pregnant once the women enters the age of 35 significantly declines.
Menstrual cycle means that a woman is undergoing ovulation. It is the reproductive process where eggs are being released from the ovary. If you have irregular menstruation, wherein you only have periods every few months or so, that means your ovulation is not working perfectly. There are various reasons why this happens.
If you could monitor your menstruation or ovulation period, and time it with intercourse you can get pregnant.
Infertility and difficulty conceiving is not solely a problem of female, male contribute to about 40 percent of infertility cases. It is important to have both of you checked for any possible problem and to know the right solution to conceive a baby. Male infertility can be referred to a urologist to conduct semen analysis. A fertility doctor can also help you to get to the root of the problem.
If you are overweight or obese, then you are likely to experience struggle with getting pregnant. Check your BMI regularly and if you are 10-15 percent above normal body fat level it could throw off your chances of getting pregnant. Higher than normal body fat can cause your body to produce more estrogen than needed. This results in irregular reproductive cycle, hence, it can be the culprit for your problem.
If you find yourself in a state under constant stress, then you are reducing your chances of pregnancy. Chronic stress triggers the human body to produce stress-related hormones like alpha-amylase that can significantly reduce your chance of conceiving by about 30 percent.
To increase your chance of conception, make sure you have time to de-stress, meditation and stay calm. Avoid stressful condition and eliminate tension and anxiety in your life.
There is a reason why eating healthy is a constant solution to many diseases and health woes, including infertility. Eating junk food can cause your system to go into turmoil. Bad cholesterol isnt the only thing we get from eating junk food. It can throw off our normal hormone production into chaos, including progesterone and testosterone that are important hormones for making babies.