Congratulations! You have decided to get pregnant. Whether it is your first baby or your fifth, it is almost impossible to predict how long it will take to conceive. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of winning.
1. Follow a healthy diet
Choose healthy foods such as leafy greens, fresh fruits, lean proteins and healthy fats such as avocados and olive oil. Healthy eating enhances reproductive health and can counteract the infertility of ovulation, which accounts for a quarter of all fertility complications. This happens when a woman either ovulates rarely or not at all.
Eggs, nuts and fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel provide omega-3 fats, a compound that your body does not produce on its own. Omega-3s encourage egg production and improve blood flow to your reproductive organs.
2. Quit smoking and alcohol
Alcohol and tobacco negatively affect your reproductive health. Excessive alcohol consumption increases the chance of irregular ovulation. Even light alcohol consumption several times a week reduces your chances of getting pregnant.
When you are pregnant, alcohol consumption is particularly harmful to the fetus in the 3rd to 8th week and can lead to irreversible damage.
3. Stay hydrated
Staying plenty of water and avoiding soft drinks and sugary drinks can further increase your chances of getting caught. In contrast, dehydration is detrimental to egg health, making it less likely to be fertilized or develop into an embryo.
4. Manage stress
Mental health is more closely linked to reproductive health than you might think. The extra stress of trying to conceive can cause hormonal changes that tell your body that this is not the time to have a baby. Cortisol, a stress-related hormone, interrupts communication between the brain and the ovaries, causing irregular cycles.
5. Spend time in the bedroom
Regular sexual intercourse can offer stress relief to both partners. This helps blood flow to your ovaries and uterus, creating a welcoming environment for fertilization while keeping the egg and sperm viable for longer.
If these methods do not work and you try for more than 12 months with your partner, there are medical interventions that can help you, including medications that promote healthy ovulation. For more information call us at (+30) 2310.277.032
* The content on this blog is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health care providers with questions you may have about medical conditions.