Three months, six months, a year? Having a baby takes time. But already, if we know the real basics, we are sure to save time! Specialists generally recommend persevering for a year after stopping contraception, before seeing a doctor. Here are some tips to boost your fertility and put the odds in your favor. Follow the guide!
● FINDING THE RIGHT RHYTHM TO CONCEIVE A BABY REGULAR SEXUALITY.
It’s almost trivial, but to have a baby, you have to have sex. Around the period of ovulation, that is to say between the 10th and the 20th day of the cycle according to women, the ideal would be to have sex every other day. Take the time for hugs. The more you make love, the more likely you are to get pregnant: paradoxically, this evidence is sometimes difficult to apply. Fatigue, stress, anxiety, disappointment, and everyday life are riddled with enemies of libido. It is not uncommon for a decrease in desire or erectile dysfunction to cause difficulty conceiving a baby. So really give yourself time, for both of you.
● TARGET THE RIGHT DAYS
The fertility window is not that big. The period of fertility lasts about 3 days. But that’s an average. Because we must distinguish between the lifespan of the oocyte, which is barely 12 to 24 hours at the time of ovulation, and that of the spermatozoa, which can themselves reside warm in the uterus for a little less than a week (3 to 5 days). In other words, the days preceding and that of ovulation are the “good” days. The famous ovulation. This is when the ovary releases an oocyte. This release takes place 14 days before the end of the menstrual cycle, which itself lasts an average of 28 days, but sometimes more and sometimes less. Also, unless you have a time machine, this D-day is very difficult to determine., since you have to count backward. The ovulation tests to determine more precisely when ovulation will occur. These tests measure the peak of a key hormone, LH (luteinizing hormone). To have the best chance of being pregnant you have to have sex on a peak day as well as the next day.
● HOW DO I SPOT MY OVULATION PHASE?
Among the methods that help you spot your ovulation phase, that is, when the ovary releases an oocyte, you can opt for the temperature curve. It consists of taking his temperature every morning on an empty stomach, at the same time, and with the same thermometer. When the temperature rises by 4 / 10th of a degree, ovulation takes place.
● I ADOPT A BALANCED DIET
Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, and E, essential fatty acids, zinc, selenium, manganese, and iron are essential for female and male fertility. B vitamins are known in particular to promote ovulation. The folic acid (B9), naturally present in eggs or spinach, is particularly recommended for mothers and their babies to prevent anemia and prevent neural tube defects in the fetus.
Nine months before starting the arrival of her little Gustave, Sarah, 29, a yoga enthusiast and sensitized to a healthy lifestyle, quit alcohol and adopted a diet rich in fruits, dried fruits, and vegetables. “ I knew that pregnancy was going to take energy. My reserves were going to be solicited, therefore as much as they were as qualitative as possible ”. An approach encouraged by specialists who advise paying attention to what you eat sometime before conceiving a baby.
A healthy lifestyle to increase your chances of pregnancy
It is also good to watch your weight. Obesity affects fertility, as do overly drastic diets that disrupt the menstrual cycle and interact with hormones. As well as stress, intensive sports practices, travel, or hormonal disorders.
● BETTER TO STOP SMOKING, AT LEAST 3 MONTHS BEFORE STARTING YOUR BABY.
Ditto for the future dad: the quality and vitality of spermatozoa are reduced by tobacco and alcohol. In women, alcohol disrupts the production of progesterone by the egg. Implantation of the fertilized egg may be more difficult, and miscarriages more frequent
Also, if you are on treatment, check with your doctor that your medications are compatible with pregnancy.
And above all, getting pregnant shouldn’t become an obsession. Dramatize and relax, although that’s often easier said than done. This also applies to your man! If you’re feeling overworked, why not try yoga or the gentle gym? Homeopathy, acupuncture, or even sophrology can also help you. And continue to exercise regularly (swimming, walking) to clear your mind and stay in shape!
● ON THE HUMAN SIDE?
Tight pants and briefs are responsible for an increase in scrotal temperature (bursae enclosing the testicles). However, heat decreases the production of sperm. It has been observed that cyclists who practice mountain biking at high doses have poorer bursae than non-cyclists, and the sperm count is lower. It is, therefore, more reasonable to practice another sport or at least to equip yourself comfortably with suitable clothing and padded at the crotch. The quality of the bike and its suspensions also play a role … And perhaps riding on the road is preferable to rugged forest trails.