Want a Baby Someday? Tips for Boosting Your Odds
Posted on December 20, 2010
If you want a baby someday but are putting off getting pregnant, did you know that you could be risking infertility? It’s true. A woman’s fertility begins to decline after the age of 30. But don’t worry. If you are thinking about putting off getting pregnant there are ways that you can boost your fertility and chances of conceiving when you do decide to conceive.
Age aside, there are many different ways that a woman can help protect her fertility from when she is young throughout her reproductive years. It is true that there is nothing you can do to stop the loss of eggs throughout your childbearing years and that egg loss is one of the biggest impairments to getting pregnant. But you can ensure that you live a healthy lifestyle so that when you do decide that it is time to look at getting pregnant you are in as good a shape as possible. Here are two things that you should look at.
Body Weight and Health
Body weight can have a significant impact on fertility and how easy getting pregnant will be. Excess body fat can interfere with the proper production of hormones such as estrogen. Women who are overweight often have hormone levels which are abnormal and since hormones control ovulation this can have a significant impact on fertility and your chances of getting pregnant when you want to.
Also, if you have a higher body weight, it can be more difficult to perform tests which help you tell if you have gotten pregnant. Your cardiovascular health may be at risk and other systems can also be harmed. This is not always the case but it is something to consider if getting pregnant is something you want.
Being healthy and getting regular exercise can reduce stress which has been found to have a massive negative effect on fertility and your chances of getting pregnant. Women who had unexplained infertility who used relaxation techniques along with fertility treatments had a higher chance of getting pregnant.
Birth Control Methods
It is true that there is no way you can prevent egg loss. However there are some methods of birth control which can adversely affect your fertility levels. There is the chance that a birth control method like an intrauterine device (IUD) can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and this can negatively impact your chances of getting pregnant.
On the other hand, while some hormonal birth control methods can harm your fertility levels by causing irregular periods after you have stopped taking them, methods such as the Pill can often be a help to women who have periods that are irregular. This is because they help to put your body on a more regular monthly routine. Regular ovulation is one of the biggest ways to help your chances of getting pregnant.
This is because a woman’s fertility levels fluctuate during the month and a woman is only able to get pregnant about six days a month. If your ovulation is regular, you will know when those days are and targeted intercourse can significantly raise your chances of getting pregnant.
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