For some couples getting pregnant is quick and easy. For others, things are not that easy due to the problems linked to specific physiological issues such as blocked fallopian tubes in woman and low to no sperm count in men. These problems can be addressed by a fertility specialist using subsequent best infertility treatments in Chandigarh like in-vitro fertilization or insemination.
Standard fertility treatments can usually help but in some cases, problems are subclinical i.e. there is something wrong but is not showing up. The couples can try on their own a host of random techniques. The key to success is, knowing when to try and when it’s time for more serious medical treatment.
- Eat a Healthy Diet
Among the most common causes of unexplained infertility in women is a problem with ovulation. A number of factors can be responsible; the doctors believe diet is one of the keys. Eating more of monounsaturated fats and fewer trans fats, increasing intake of vegetable proteins, eating more fiber, low glycemic foods whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, consuming moderate amounts of high-fat dairy products are dietary tenets which significantly increase fertility. You can give it a try but should not depend on it alone.
- Weight Control
Whether or not you eat the fertility foods, maintaining a healthy weight is another way to enhance your fertility. Studies have shown that either very low or very high BMI can disrupt ovulation and may also affect the production of reproductive hormones. For women, particularly those who have overweight problems are traced with ovulation often caused by PCOS. Excess weight can also interfere with fertility even if a woman is ovulating normally. The good news is losing those extra pounds will increase your chances of conceiving.
- Reduce Stress
Studies conducted have shown that stress is directly linked to a condition which is known as Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (FHA). It affects more than 5 percent of women in their reproductive years and causes irregular or no menstrual cycles. Stress reduction therapy can dramatically increase the ability to get pregnant. Stress can be reduced by anything that makes you feel relaxed like listening to music, regular massages, writing, reading, yoga, gardening, holding hands of your spouse etc. Smoking or drinking alcohol is a big NO in reducing stress, as it contributes to male and female infertility.
Being intimate during the right time of the month increases your chances of getting pregnant but won’t do anything to increase your fertility. Timing is crucial as an egg lives only for 24 to 36 hours, but sperm can live in the woman’s reproductive tract for up to 5 days. So, to increase your chances of conceiving, you need to get intimate with your partner in the beginning 3 to 4 days prior to ovulation, and continuing up to 24 hours after ovulation. There are several methods to know when you are about to ovulate. For example, chart your basal body temperature, use Ovulation Predictor Kit (OPK), or buy a fertility monitor.
- Conception Kits and Other Tests
A kit helps to predict ovulation and tells you when it is the best time to have an intercourse session. Some new kits in the market not only offer ovulation prediction but also contain a small cervical cap to actually help you conceive. The ejaculate is concentrated into the cap and inserted into woman’s body directly at the opening of the cervix. It is most useful for women with previous cervical issues or men with low sperm count. A kit for male sperm motility is also available.
There is no harm in trying these methods to encourage fertility. But if you don’t get pregnant within the suggested time frame, then it’s time to seek help from a fertility specialist.
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