Life doesn’t always go according to plan. You were supposed to go to college, graduate, get married, and then have kids. All the steps are in the order in which you planned them, that is very lucky. But now it’s proving more difficult to have children than you thought. When you’re financially set and emotionally prepared to have a child you should be able to have one. So why do the laws of nature not allow certain things to occur easily? Here are ten ways to increase your chances of fertility and have that beautiful child you’re ready to have.
Control Your Weight:
A woman who is overweight or has weight that consistently fluctuates will result in a vast array or hormone imbalances. This hormonal imbalance can negatively affect fertility as well as cause complications down the road with the pregnancy and delivery. Fat cells produce more estrogen than other types of cells. Increased estrogen is what is used in many effective birth control pills. A few pounds overweight are nothing at all to worry about. A weight that negatively affects fertility is one that causes the body mass index (BMI) to exceed 34.
A woman who is underweight can also have difficultly conceiving a child. Underweight women do not ovulate as often and can even stop the process completely. Merely putting on some extra weight can be enough to restart the ovulation process.
According to the Journal of Fertility women who undergo acupuncture have increased pregnancy rates. One of the studies published in this journal concluded that women are more than twice as likely to conceive if they regularly undergo this procedure. Acupuncture may have a desired effect on hormone levels and provide greater blood flow to the female reproductive organs.
This doesn’t mean go to the gym four times a week, lift weights, run miles on end, and over exert yourself. This simply means walking thirty minutes a day. If you think about it, that really isn’t too much to ask for. Park farther at the grocery store, walk the dog instead of just letting it out in the yard, walk around the house or the yard just for the fresh air or exercise. This simple exercise decreases chances of diseases that may decrease rates of fertility such as heart disease. It will also help you maintain a healthy wait and increase blood flow to the reproductive organs.
Pregnancy Friendly Foods:
Eating a balances diet will help maintain weight and decrease chances for fertility decreasing diseases. There are also foods that have shown to improve fertility rates. Foods rich in Omega-3 promote fertility because they increase healthy cell function and help balance out hormone levels. The fatty acid found in walnut, some seeds, and fish are a few examples of these omega-3 pregnancy friendly foods.
This is just one more of the many reasons why smoking isn’t good for you. Smoking reduces fertility because it damages the eggs. There are hormonal repercussions to smoking which cause the damage to your eggs. Women who smoke also go through menopause at a much earlier age, approximately seven years earlier. This will decrease your window to conceive during your life. Unfortunately it isn’t enough to simply kick the smoking habit. Second hand smoke can be just as dangerous to fertility. Quitting smoking, even after many years, can still lead to restoration of eggs and increased fertility rates.
Take Your Vitamins:
Being deficient in any of the vitamins essential to the body can have a negative impact on your fertility. Studies have been performed specifically for Vitamin E. It decreased the fertility rates in animals so they brought it to the next level and provided supplements to women and came to the same conclusion. Women who took the supplement had higher fertility rates.
Those are the natural ways you can increase your fertility chances. Here are four of the medications commonly prescribed to women to increase their chances of conceiving.
This drug works by stimulating hormones in the brain. The hormones it activated specifically are the ones that get an egg ready each month to be released from your ovaries. This will make the time this happens like clockwork and ensure that the egg is healthy and will be a great candidate for fertilization. The brand names for these medications are Clomid and Seophene.
This drug works by stimulating the ovaries. This makes sure that one egg, and in some instances several, leave the ovary so they may possibly be fertilized. Sometimes the simple problem with conceiving is that the eggs are not leaving the ovary properly. There are many brand names for this medication. Just to list a few: Pergonal, Fertinex, Ovidrel, Menogon, etc.
This drug is commonly administered under the name Pralodel. It helps with ovulation problems associated with the pituitary adenoma. The pituitary gland excretes a specific amount of prolactin. Enough to where it controls the estrogen levels of your body. Pituitary adenoma is a tumor that causes the gland to produce too much of this controlling hormone which reduces fertility.
This is a drug prescribed to fix the problem of premature ovulation. If the egg is not formed fully, it may not be possible for it to be fertilized. If it is fertilized the embryo may never develop fully which will cause numerous future complications.
There are many ways to increase your fertility. If the natural ways to increase fertility aren’t allowing you to conceive, then it’s time to visit the doctor. Some problems causing infertility may easily be countered with simple medication.
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