When the egg is mature it’s released from the ovary in a process called ovulation. the egg then travels down the fallopian tube where the sperm fertilizes it and a baby is conceived. easy right? at some point we think getting pregnant is all easy as explain in theory but in reality, it’s a lot more than that. several factors come into play to complicate the process.
There is the possibility of the male partner having some issues either with the sperm cells or their movement between the tracts. likewise, the females could be irregular menstruation, fallopian tube or ovaries problems, etc, or even as little as Stress could be a hindrance to getting pregnant.
If you are trying to get pregnant, there are important and helpful tips that will increase your chances of getting pregnant which I will be sharing with you in this article.
Keep reading to find out how you can achieve a healthy pregnancy within 90 days. Let’s explore!
Tips to increase the chance of conception
If you are trying to conceive, one of the things you want to do is visit a doctor to review your medical history, that is if you have one. talk about conditions that might affect your fertility like thyroid disease, endometriosis, and lupus. there is a certain disease that needs to be controlled before getting pregnant.
Improve egg quality
The quality of the egg plays an important role in trying to conceive and it can be the determining factor of whether you get pregnant or not. The quality of the egg is affected by factors including:
- High-Stress level
- Hormonal imbalance
These factors can disrupt the menstrual cycle and hinder a woman’s ability to conceive. poor egg health is reversible and it can be improved by drastically reducing stress, getting up to seven hours of sleep, improve eating habits, and engaging in less strenuous exercise regularly.
Know when you ovulate
For the average woman, ovulation usually occurs around the 14 days before the next period starts, this is not the same for every woman as ovulation varies from person to person depending largely on the length of your menstrual cycle. you can use an ovulation predictor or learn how to find your most fertile days.
Have sex before you ovulate
There is a period where a woman is most likely to conceive, which is around the ovulation day known as the Fertile window. the chances of conceiving are very high if you have sex three days before you ovulate. why? the reason is that a mature egg can survive 12 to 24 hours after it has been released (ovulation) while sperm is able to survive for about 5 days in the woman’s body. hence, it is wise to have sperm in your system waiting for an egg to fertilize.
however, because of the stress involved in tracking ovulation, you might consistently have sex every two to three days
Adjust Certain Lifestyles
Trying to get pregnant requires you to drop certain habits as they could be detrimental to your health and even that of the baby. such habit as drinking alcoholic beverages or caffeine, excessive exercise, over or under eating that can result in an overweight or underweight should be avoided.
You can consider taking prenatal vitamins, eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein. 400mg of folic acid is recommended to be taken at least three months before conceiving to avoid neural tube defects.
Foods to consume while trying to Conceive
Either in a man or a woman, there are certain foods that can help boost our overall fertility rate.
Food that contains folic acid
As mentioned earlier, trying to conceive women are to consume food or supplements that contain folic acid to help prepare the body for conception. food like whole-grain and citrus fruit contains folic acid.
The period you are trying to conceive is the right time to add fruits to your daily meals, fruits contain nutrients that are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in nature. fruit helps to minimize the impact of stress on your immunity.
You might be surprised to find yam on this list, Yes, studies have shown that yam aid conception with its content of ovulation stimulation properties. it increases your energy thereby increasing fertility. yam also contains iron, iodine, and phytoestrogen that stimulates multiple ovulations. so, if you love to have twins, eat some yams.
vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber that are helpful in improving ovulation. such vegetables as ugwu (fluted pumpkin), Efo Tete (Dandelion greens), waterleaf, and Efo soko (African spinach) should be on your next shopping list.
Dairy product like yogurt, smoothie and cheese will help for conception as they contain calcium and protein.
You can replace butter with olive oil, it better as butter contains monounsaturated fats.
When To Get Help
It takes healthy couples who are under the age of 35 maximum of one year to conceive. visit your doctor if you are not able to get pregnant within a year. if your above 35, you can wait for six months more before seeing the doctor. more so, couples with a history of multiple miscarriages, genetic or medical conditions should see a fertility specialist.
In a nutshell
Wrong food choices and substances like chemicals, excessive hormones, and heavy metals can make the body not fit for a child, that’s why one of the first steps toward conception is detoxification and fertility cleansing to correct those effects. Also, you only have an impact on your egg during its formation which is between 90 days before its maturity. This period gives you a chance to boost the quality of your egg thereby increasing your chance of conception. So, it will do you better if you are trying to conceive to stick to the above tips. Best of luck!
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