Before going under IVF procedures and treatments, which are often too expensive and could cause an additional stress, you should know that there are ways that could improve your chances getting pregnant naturally. You can do a lot by yourself, bringing your body back to natural balance.
The most important thing is to understand how your menstrual cycle works. Timing the intercourse close to ovulation when the woman is the most fertile, is the key to successful conception. A normal menstrual cycle usually lasts 22 to 35 days, and it has far more infertile days than fertile days.
Moreover, the fertile period also has its peak , which maximizes your chances of getting pregnant. Also, ovulation can be predicted using various methods. Those are usually charts and tests for monitoring your basal body temperature and cycle. Changes in your cervical mucus could tell you a lot about where you are in your cycle.
What you eat is very important for the fertility and successful conception
You should take a lot of vitamins, especially Vitamin B6 and Folic Acid, which can be found in leafy green vegetables, nuts and whole grains, and which are responsible for regulation of reproductive hormones. Vitamin C found mostly in citrus fruits, plays a role in boosting the immune system and it s important, especially for men s fertility. Food rich in Vitamin E helps the reproductive glands in their production of key sex hormones important for conception. You should take a lot of foods high in calcium, iron, zinc and food that contains high level of antioxidants, such as green tea. Also, don t forget to take plenty of water, at least eight cups, because being well hydrated is the key for maintaining healthy organism. Seafood should be on your menu as well, because of high level of omega fatty acids, important fertility boosters, but you should keep it to the minimum. Avoid eating too much fish if you conceived successfully, especially albacore tuna, because of high level s of mercury that could cause birth defects. Also, don t eat too much refined sugar and flour that can be found in sweets and junk foods. You can use various supplements rich in minerals and vitamins necessary for successful conception, if your diet doesn t contain any.
Being overweight and also underweight could be a serious obstacle for you to get pregnant. Maintaining healthy and balanced diet should be supported with moderate exercises. They will regulate your weight and strengthen your body. Being overweight can affect your ovulation, because body could be fooled with imbalanced production of reproductive hormones due to excessive fat.
Fertility yoga could be of great help as the best exercise. You should avoid smoking, drinking and drug abuse when you re trying to conceive. All of these could affect your chances of getting pregnant. Keep stress to minimum. Try various relaxation and meditation techniques that might help you find your peace of mind, especially if you re trying to conceive few months without success. Learn how to breathe properly. Some breathing techniques could help you relax and relieve stress.
There might be some other reason behind, such as underlying disease, such as cyst or hormone imbalance that could cause infertile or sub-fertility. Specialist will know how to treat it and how to increase your chances of getting pregnant.