How to get pregnant
Now more then ever there is an enormous amount of research and advances in the fertility field, as well as a higher amount of natural and technical options with high pregnancy success. For those of us who recently decided to get pregnant and have not been diagnosed with infertility, it is important to understand what are our bodies need to get pregnant as well as educate ourselves about infertility so that we may avoid it if possible.
What our body needs.
The most important aspect to have in mind when trying to get pregnant is that you will need to be as healthy as possible. Therefore, lifestyle changes will aid in the process of getting pregnant as your body will be healthier and stronger. For instance, you will need to consider stop smoking, drinking alcohol (which can reduce your chance to conceive by 50%), quit drugs, start exercising (which will help strengthen your muscles and give your more energy) and finally, eat a healthier diet (you may add natural hormonal balancers like Peruvian-Maca Root, and other nutrients like folic acid, calcium and iron).
Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system that blocks a person’s ability to conceive children. Conception is not an easy process because it depends on many factors such as the production of healthy sperm by the man and healthy eggs by the woman, unblocked fallopian tubes which can allow the sperm to reach the egg; the sperm’s ability to fertilize the egg when they meet, and so on.
Couples are usually considered infertile after one year of continuous intercourse without protection.
There are certain factors that influence the male’s fertility. For instance there is the pre-testicular factor; this is when there are alterations in the hormones which stimulate the testicle. This is not an often factor. On the other hand, the testicular factor is when there are certain abnormalities present, which could be genetic, congener (from birth), or acquired (like in infections). Finally, we have the post-testicular factor, which affect the spermatozoids once they left the testicles. These can be obstructions to the spermatic way, seminal infections, and the presence of anti-spermatic antibodies, ejaculatory alterations, and coital alterations.
The absence, lack, or low quality of the sperm, can be a result of a testicular factor like genetic cases, and many other causes that can be acquired in a male’s daily life, like the use of certain drugs, exposure to radiations, or even. On the other hand, if it is due to a post-testicular factor it could be due to malformations in the deferent conducts, or to a vasectomy. When it comes to the quality and quantity of the sperm, the life style of the male can be of influence. For instance, alcohol and drugs can also temporally reduce the quality of the sperm.
On the other hand, factors that influence a women’s ability to fertilize can be the following:
- Cervical Factor: There could be functional or anatomic alterations, which can interfere the way the sperm follows, from the vagina until on of the fallopian tubes.
- Uterine Factor: Like malformations, or benign tumors.
Other Factors can be alterations to the tubes, or the space of the ovaric tube, like for instance, infections or inflammations of the tubes, also an endocrine factor, like a Polycystic Ovary is possible.
Like for men, factors related to a female’s life style like stress, her diet, and the consumption of certain drugs or alcohol can alter her hormonal balance. It is very important to know, that in both cases, for men and women, psychological and emotional factors play an important role in their capacity to fertilize.
Some of the causes of infertility are preventable. It is therefore important to plan your pregnancy and there is no better way to start than by checking your and your partner’s personal history before conception. These tests will allow you to determine if both of you may be anemic, have an infection, or have any disease (including STD’s), which can create some of the factors that cause infertility.
Getting pregnant is not an easy process. All the parts of your sexual system need to be working properly by the time of conception, in addition to your partner’s. Educating yourself about the different factors that can aid to the achievement of your desired conception, and those who may actually decrease the chance of it, was the first step in your way to getting pregnant. I now encourage you to continue with this information process while following the healthy habits to make your body ready for this possible new life.