If you are looking to begin your family, then you must have some questions with regards to fertility. You may want to know when the best time to conceive is and if there is anything you must do to fast-track the process.
Conceiving may take some time and some planning. If you are trying to have a baby then you must take care of your body. Here are certain tips that you can use to enhance your chances of getting pregnant.
Weight is a factor when trying to conceive. Too much weight can be a problem. Changes in your weight could lead to some fluctuation in your hormone level which could also cause infertility. If you weigh too little or too much then that could also lead to irregular periods. If your menstrual cycle is not regular then your ovary shall not send an egg out for ovulation. If you are not ovulating then you cannot conceive.
The temperature of your body matters when you are trying to get pregnant. Basal body temperature is the body temperature when you wake up. When you are ovulating, your basal body temperature will be slightly higher. If you keep a track of your body temperature then you can easily predict the days you shall be fertile. Different women have different basal body temperatures but the average temperature is around 36 degrees Celsius right before ovulation. The temperature will change back to 37 degrees Celsius after ovulation.
You may have fertility issues if you have been trying to get pregnant for over a year but have not succeeded. Many medical conditions and problems cause infertility such as early menopause, endometriosis, ovulation disorders, and other abnormalities.
Age is also a factor when trying to conceive. A woman has a biological clock which is the term used for a woman’s fertility window. Men can produce sperm all their lives but women are born with a limited number of ovaries and have a shorter fertility window. As women age, the number of eggs decrease, and hence when a woman’s menstrual cycle stops, she can also not get pregnant. Usually, menopause hits women in their late 40s or 50s. Most women are born with two million eggs in their body but thousands or hundreds of eggs are lost before women reach puberty. You cannot stop the loss of eggs and you start to lose them faster as you reach the age of 37. Your age also affects the quality of the egg. Your eggs divide the DNA. Usually, this process is done after 20 to 40 years of ovulating. If your eggs get stuck in this stage for a long time then they may go through variations that could lead to problems. Hence affecting the egg quality.
You can always get treatment and conceive. You can go for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) where egg and sperm are combined in a laboratory instead of a body. If you have any damaged organs in your body, you can opt for surgery. Some fertility treatments also require the use of drugs that resolves ovulation issues.