Are you struggling to get pregnant or you are getting prepared for pregnancy but with no luck for a while already?
For plenty of women out there, getting pregnant is not so easy. There are many internal and external factors that influence your chance of pregnancy. You may have been wondering why you only keep hitting the wall when it comes to having a baby, but it is true that even a little stressor can throw your body out of the whack, which affects your chance of pregnancy.
Many people may be trying medications that help get pregnant, which is only a “quick fix”, and leads to occurrence of side effects. Natural conception promises a healthier pregnancy and baby. To conceive naturally and healthily, you need to re-look at your lifestyle. Lifestyle is what influences your body and health in a more prolong and subtle way that you might not realize. Maintenance of a healthy and positive lifestyle is an essential for your body to balance the imbalances, and a natural and healthy conception.
1. Control Your Weight
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for the time it takes a woman to conceive, and helps with conception. A healthy weight is a good start to conception. We all say a good start is half done. Having a positive start can save you lots of other potential effort you might need to get conceived.
Not only being overweight or underweight is going to prolong the time to get pregnant, but also affect your level of fertility.
It is stated that having a BMI (body mass index) 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy weight for most people, but even the time to conception can be increased fourfold if your BMI is less than 19.
A healthy lifestyle means you will have to set aside more time to stay fit, and control your weight within the optimal weight range for conception.
2. Fertility Massage
Every woman has the option to include fertility massage as part of your fertility plan.
Fertility massage has quite a few advantages:
- Increase circulation to the uterus, ovaries and eggs
- Support the body in clearing adhesions and scar tissue
- Helps to bring fresh oxygenated blood to the reproductive system
- Enhance the hormonal feed-back loop
You can also consider pregnancy acupuncture from Tao acupuncture, which is believed to increase the chances of getting pregnant by its functions of easing muscle pain, relieving stress and improving blood circulation and digestion.
3. Watch What You Drink
It is shown that too much caffeine or alcohol intake can impair a woman’s fertility. Many people drink multiple coffees a day for its awakening effect, but it is stated that 500 milligram of caffeine a day is associated with lowering a woman’s fertility. However, you don’t need to give up your daily coffee just yet. A moderate amount–under 200 to 250 milligrams of caffeine a day seems to be ok according to Gibbon.
Also there are studies on alcohol impact on woman fertility, and they show that women who drink 2 alcoholic beverages a day decreased their fertility nearly 60%. However, there is no research saying a moderate alcohol consumption has adverse impact on fertility.