Are you trying to have a baby and confused about how to go ahead with it? That’s a common concern in today’s world. Couples after a certain age yearn to have a baby, while some couples have a complication-free pregnancy and delivery, others tend to experience complications and late pregnancy. While earlier, miscarriages and infertility were problems that couldn’t be solved and couples had to live with it, but with the boom in healthcare and related technologies, people unable to bear a child, are also able to see light at the end of the tunnel.
When trying to have a baby, here are a few proven tips to get pregnant.
Consume folic acid regularly
Folic Acid is a source of Vitamin B for the body which assists the body in creating healthy red blood cells. It is the RBC that helps in carrying oxygen throughout the body. Lack of this can cause anemia and many other blood-related disorders.
One should begin consuming folic acid two months before one stops consuming contraception. One should continue the consumption of folic acid until 12 weeks into pregnancy.
Stop smoking and substance abuse
It is a well-known fact that smoking is injurious to health, which also affects fertility, both in men and women. Smoking can be a major reason for infertility, and impotency. Ideally, one should stop smoking before trying to have a baby, to improve the chances of conceiving. Smoking can also damage the DNA of your baby. Pregnant women who smoke are at a high risk of serious complications.
Time and again, doctors have stressed the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle. A routine of exercise prior, and after conceiving proves beneficial during pregnancy, and for the baby in the longer term. Physical active women are more likely to conceive active children.
A healthy diet is a pre-requisite to improve fertility, and chances of pregnancy. The best diet includes fruits, vegetables, unsaturated fats, whole grain food items, and proteins including beans, lentils, etc.
The diet you consume before and during pregnancy may also affect the development of your baby in the womb and their health.
Work hard to maintain a healthy weight
Not only during pregnancy but generally too, one should try to have a healthy weight. The Body Mass Index (BMI), uses your height and weight to find out if you have an ideal weight. The standard Body Mass Index before pregnancy is between 18.5 – 24.9.
Try to have sexual intercourse every alternate day during the fertile window
The fertile window is the duration that includes the five days before ovulation and the day of it, as these are the days when women are most fertile. Sperms can survive in the female reproductive organ till up to 5 days before the egg cell is released.
Know the right time to seek help
Both men and women above 35, should understand the complications that may be caused due to age-related factors. The best way out here for the couple is to opt for an infertility evaluation if the woman isn’t able to conceive even after having sex regularly without birth controls.
Consulting a fertility specialist is also recommended to women who are under 35, still failed to conceive even after a year of having sex without protection.
And most importantly talk it out! Talking can make the most difficult problems simple. These are a few proven tips to get pregnant and have a healthy and safe pregnancy.