Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful phases in any woman’s life. The joy of holding a little one in your arms is undoubtedly unmatchable and the best feeling in the world. Mostly a couple of plans they want to conceive later in life and first focus on their career.
- Make sure you are healthy and fit
Staying fit and healthy is very important as it makes a lot of difference. The fertility level can decline for the person who is overweight or underweight. So, make sure that your weight is under a healthy zone. As per BMI (Body Mass Index), it should be 19 to 25, rest you should seek help from the doctor.
You should exercise, eat healthy and take essential prenatal vitamins. Choose the prenatal vitamins which contain 400 micrograms folic acid at least. You should also add nuts, beans, citrus fruits, and leafy green vegetables in your diet. But, make sure that you do not drink excess coffee, alcohol, and smoke.
In case, you are not able to conceive then you should seek the help of the fertility doctor as they will let you know about infertility treatment. If you are facing a problem then you should visit our IVF Center in Punjab.
- Fertility level of men also make a difference
Obesity affects sperm production, so it is important that both the partners work towards getting fit. The sperm count and motility are increased by taking Vitamin C & Vitamin E. These vitamins can be found in leafy vegetables, tomatoes, broccoli, and citrus fruits. Also, men should not smoke. This is because it increases the risk of lung cancer and asthma. Sperm formation is also affected by taking marijuana and anabolic steroids.
Some studies have shown that by wearing tight underwear the temperature around the scrotum is increased which decreases sperm quality. Men should also avoid hot tubs and keeping the laptop on the lap. It takes at least 3 months for the changes to be reflected in the sperm and they will get perfect in health.
- Visit the doctor for the preconception checkup
You are ready to start trying, but make sure that you seek the help of the medical provider as they take care of your health during pregnancy.
- During the visit, the doctor will do genetic carrier screening which helps in knowing if any of the partners has a certain inherited health condition. The doctor will check if there is anything that can affect pregnancy and help you know things that improve the chances of conception. Some of the problems which can affect pregnancy include high blood pressure, clotting disorder, HIV, diabetes, and asthma. They will check that you have been taking the vaccines on time.
- Keep track of your Ovulation
Ovulation occurs 14 days before the menstrual cycle. In case your cycle is 28 days then ovulation is on c14th day and if it is t32 day cycle then ovulation is on the 18th day.
In the reproductive tract, the sperm live for 5 days but the egg stays for one day. This means the fertile window is 5 days before ovulation.
In this time, the cervical mucus changes which means you are ovulating. Also, you can get the ovulation predictor kit which checks the LH surge for around 24 to 48 hours. When it gives a positive result then you should have sexual intercourse for 3 to 5 days.
- Have intercourse often
Studies have shown that if you do not have sex for a long time then the sperm quality can decrease. In the fertile window, it is best to have intercourse for 1 to 2 days.
The sperm reaches the fallopian tube within 5 minutes once it is ejaculated in the vagina. The use of lubricants should be avoided as they decrease the survival rate of sperm and also makes it move slow.
Make sure that you get help at the right time. After the age of 35 the fertility level declines and after trying for 6 months you should seek medical help. For more information, book your consultation with our doctor.