Getting pregnant

Congratulations! Your man and you are finally ready to know the joys of parenthood but since you stopped taking the pill, Mother Nature gives you a hard time and getting pregnant is not such a small matter. You need to know on the fingertips your body, understand your menstrual cycle, things to do and avoid to increase fertility.

Your ovarian cycle you should control

The concentration of serum hormone (cervical mucus that becomes thick during the cycle) and the physical changes caused by these hormones help determine the timing of ovulation, but this is uncertain because ovulation also depends on Some emotional factors including stress that can inhibit ovulation.

For those with a normal menstrual cycle, the average duration of an ovarian cycle is 23 to 35 days and the duration of the ovarian cycle may vary, but in most cases ovulation occurs on day 14 Ovarian cycle or around the 21st day for those with a 35-day cycle, and the 11th for those with a 25-day cycle. You have every interest in burying yourself under the quilt and the sooner the better, because the egg has a lifetime of only a dozen hours. Specialists agree that it is best to do this the day before or before ovulation, which leaves time for the sperm to arrive at the moment when the egg is expelled Uterine area.

Intercourse positions you should vary

Specialists advocate positions that play with gravity, where the woman is lying on her back or side to facilitate the journey of the sperm. Some advise positions that favor an ejaculation as close as possible to the cervix, including the missionary, greyhound, spoon. The woman's elongated position, with the pleasure satisfaction and the contractions that it causes, would make it possible to pass more spermatozoa in the uterus.

These medicines you should avoid

Fertility and certain medications do not mix. According to the results of a study, the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in women who wish to conceive a child is not recommended because they slow down ovulation. Another study by Inserm researchers suggests that the use of frequently used pain medications, including aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen, disrupt testosterone production. Other medicines against acne, epilepsy or hypertension are therefore to be avoided if you want a baby. Bisphenol A, phthalates (contained in certain plastics) or certain pesticides are potential endocrine disruptors. Not to mention the famous steroids ingested by bodybuilders as well as certain chemotherapies.

No alcohol, cigarette or caffeine will consume

Do not further undermine the effect of alcohol on your fertility. This substance only increases the production of toxins releasing tons of free radicals into the system. In addition, alcohol is decomposed by liver cells, which can eventually cause injuries to this organ and affect its ability to produce different hormones.
Nicotine makes ovulation more difficult and is bad for your health. Be aware that a woman who smokes more than 10 cigarettes a day develops 10 times more risks of infertility, miscarriage and natural abortion.

What about energy drinks and coffee? It is often used to boost energy throughout the day, yet caffeine increases estrogen levels and then shakes the natural balance between progesterone and estrogen.

Your hygiene style

Whether you are too thin or overweight, this has an impact on your fertility. Switch your bad habits, balance your meals and exercise daily. Here is a statement that is valid for both women and men. Cleanse your diet by consuming foods that are full of vitamin C, antioxidants, folic acid, omega-3, which are rich in zinc, calcium and vitamin D.

Bake, wheat germ, broccoli, beans, spinach, peppers, cabbage, pumpkin, oranges, chips, butter and palm oil, Carrots, apricots, mangoes, almonds, melon, raspberries, sweet potatoes, soybean oil, salmon, oysters, crustaceans, eggs, whole grains, apples, sage, garlic, asparagus, fennel and ginseng which would have a beneficial effect on the secretion of Testosterone.

Consult with your gynecologist 

A couple who has difficulty conceiving a child can consult a treating physician or the woman's gynecologist who will help you boost fertility by performing the first exams and providing you with essential prevention tips.

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