These tips might help achieving pregnancy all things being equal

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The issue of getting pregnant remains paramount and topical among couples who are yet to have one. Many couples have been facing the inability to achieve pregnancy in spite of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. It is interesting to know that the act of conception is both a science and an art in the practical sense, and there are practices, charts and tools one must be aware of, if becoming pregnant has been of a major challenge to you; more especially if there are underlying organic or physiologic issues preventing you from becoming pregnant.

Here are some of the things you must do now to increase your chances of becoming pregnant:

Take supplement
Becoming pregnant requires the intake of the right and necessary nutrients.
In fertility case, you certainly have to maintain a strict fertility diet menu that will help boost your fertility, and that of your partner, to get you ready for parenthood.

Fertility diets are made up of highly nutritious, nourishing and replenishing diets and vitamins that prepare the body for conception. Here are examples of some enriching vitamins and their sources:

Vitamin D: creates sex hormones and hormonal balance
Food Source: fatty fish, cod liver oil, eggs.
Vitamin E: Improves sperm health and motility in men
Food source: almonds, spinach, pawpaw, dark leafy greens.
CoEnzyme Q10: Increases ova and sperm health and protects cells from free radical damage.
Food source: seafood, organic meat
Vitamin C: Improves hormonal levels and increases luteal phase and prevents miscarriage.
Food source: tomatoes, potatoes, citrus fruits like oranges; water melon.
Folic Acid: A great vitamins for pregnancy, it prevents birth defects like neural tube defect, cleft lips, limb defect in infants.
Food source: liver, spinach, black beans, lentil.
Zinc: Helps for proper cell functioning; prevents miscarriage, and in men boosts sperm count, motility and morphology.
Food source: pumpkin seeds, yogurts, beef, oysters, calf liver, turkey, green peas, shrimps.
Vitamin B6: A hormone regulator, and has been shown to optimize blood sugar.
Food source: cauliflower, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, banana, liver, turkey.

Know your ovulation time:
Ovulation is the period a woman is most fertile to get pregnant, which is specifically the 14th day (mid cycle) of a normal and regular menstrual cycle of 28 days, in a woman that has not attained menopause yet.
The duration of normal menstruation can vary in some women between 21-35 days, while in most women the menstrual length is usually 28 days.
For instance, if your menstrual cycle falls into the range of 28-day cycle, it then means that your ovulation day will be on the 14th day, counting from the first day you started seeing your period. This is your fertility window, and this is the most fertile period that you and your partner should be bonding, to heighten your chances of becoming pregnant quickly.

However, there are natural methods and tools that can help you predict when you are approaching ovulation and day you will eventually ovulate, which are by:

Check the texture, nature of your cervical mucus secretion, body basal temperature (usually in the morning)

Sexual Position

The appropriate position that will remove this problem is “the Missionary Style or Position where the female partner lies on her back on the bed facing the ceiling, and the male partner penetrates her frontally; lifting her two legs up from the knee level.

Toxins from the foods we eat, the water we drink including the packages that come with the water/food; the kind of cosmetics we apply our skin, perfumes we wear, and the use of certain nail polishes enter the body and causes serious fertility problems.
According to research, these have been found to affect a couple’s chances of becoming pregnant by their activity of posing as hormones (hormone mimickers), and thus disrupting the endocrine functions, and finally resulting to infertility problems like:

Poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Cancer of the cervix
Low sperm count
Luteal phase defect (low progesterone)

Healthy Body Weight
Obesity is major risk factor and can put a negative strain on your reproductive health, and impede the natural ability to conceive.

This anomaly can go a long way in creating severe health problems in the body, and negatively altering the normalcy of the endocrine system, especially hyperinsulinemia (too much insulin) which is known to trigger chronic metabolic conditions like Metabolic syndrome (syndrome X); Diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure etc. which can greatly affect one’s ability to become pregnant naturally.

Other fertility issues that can arise from obesity are:
Anovulation (inability to ovulate)
Poly cystic ovarian syndrome

In men:
Erectile dysfunction
Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (a congenital abnormality of the testicles)
One must review the dietary intake, and engage in a regular exercise; aimed at keeping a normal Body Mass Index (total body fat) of 19 – 25.5kg/m2 that is scientifically compatible for fertility and conception.

Lifestyle Changes

There are some lifestyles habits that do frustrate all efforts towards conception:
Smoking cigarette
Coffee consumption
Obesity/weight gain
Excessive or minimal intake of alcohol
Excessive exposure to mobile phone electro-magnetic radiation
Too much exercise
Excessive weight loss


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