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Pregnancy, Trying to Conceive

13 Mistakes you should avoid and tips for trying to conceive

Pregnancy seems like something that is totally natural and should just happen without much effort. However, for some women its not an easy task. It can be a stressful and heartbreaking process. But there are some tips for trying to conceive and you should avoid some of the mistakes also.

In order to get pregnant, all the factors need to be just right. For many women it’s an easy process and they get pregnant without any effort. But for some women, they try so hard, but there are no positive results.

There are some factors and tips to consider, when trying to conceive. You can check below to avoid some of these mistakes that are made commonly by the people, when trying to conceive.

1.   Not keeping track of your cycle

Almost every woman has a cycle, but most of them not know about how it works.  This is the biggest mistake woman do and best tip is to keep track of your cycle when trying to conceive. There is no use of any plan, if you don’t know about your fertile days and when you ovulate. That is why you should start tracking your cycle as soon as you start planning for pregnancy.

2.   You are not having enough sex

 Some people may think that they should have sex only between fertile windows. But it’s easy to miss the fertile period if you limit sex only when you’re ovulating because many women think they’re ovulating but sometimes they are not. The another tip is to try to have sex every other day or every third day and having sex every other day during fertile days is a good plan, and it will increase the chances of getting pregnant when you are trying to get pregnant.

3.   Having too much sex

Yes, that’s also true. This can also be mistake. Some people say, having sex daily will improve your chances of getting pregnant, but in fact that’s not true. Having sex daily can decrease sperm quality. So try to have sex only every other day when trying to conceive during the fertile days also.

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4.   Neglecting Healthy lifestyle and Routine visit to the doctor

Are you on a healthy lifestyle and having your routine checkup done on time? If no, then you should do this as soon as you decide to conceive. When people are trying to conceive, they only focus on their reproductive health and they neglect their overall health. But it’s important to pay attention to your overall health in general because issues like weight, smoking, stress, and medications can affect fertility in a way. Before trying to conceive, it’s a good tip for both the partner to have a medical checkup to discuss any issues that may affect your chances of getting pregnant.

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Age is a big factor when planning for pregnancy. When you turn 35, you enter in a age which can cause many problems. As your age increases, there is a risk of having trouble-conceiving- and having-a healthy pregnancy. According to doctors, a woman’s ability to conceive decreases by about 50 percent between the ages of 20 and 40.

6.   Not involving your man and thinking only women is the problem

When you plan for pregnancy, both partner’s health matters. Both man and woman should be fertile, and healthy enough for conceiving. A lot of couples focus their fertility checkup on the woman only. But research shows, there are 40% chance of a man having fertility problem. So, if you haven’t conceived after a year of trying and are under 35, you should both go to the doctor. Your partner should do a semen analysis to rule out any issues on his side.

7.   Going to the doctor so soon before even trying

Sometime people are so stressed about pregnancy; they visit to doctors so soon. When you’re under 35, it’s very common for it to take up to a year to conceive when trying for baby. It’s also completely normal to feel stressed after a few months—but if you don’t have any health problems, you should wait for sometime before taking the help of a fertility specialist. But if you’re over 35, you should go to a specialist if you are not conceiving after trying for 6 months.

8.   Consider Expert opinion too late

It’s completely normal for a healthy and under 35 woman to take a whole year to get pregnant. but there are some exceptions also. If your periods are irregular, having problematic cycle, heavy bleeding and any other underline health issue, then it’s important to visit your health care specialist as soon as possible.  If you have any medical history and history of miscarriages then early is better.

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9.   Thinking about sex position a lot

Many people give you tips that few positions are more suitable when trying to conceiving. Some people even say that women need to keep their hip elevated to allow the movement of sperm. But the fact is after ejaculation; sperm swims into cervical mucus and enters the fallopian tubes. And this is just a process of few minutes and position is not so important. So, just go ahead with your favorite position and don’t take any stress of position when trying to conceive.

10.   Using lubricants

Some women use lubricants for vaginal dryness and to improve pleasure during sex. But all lubricants are not sperm friendly; they can sometimes cause delay when trying to conceiving. Many lubricants are not sperm friendly and can reduce the chances of getting pregnant. Woman’s vagina produces a natural lubricant that works as a pathway for the sperms to reach the target. External lubricants are not so safe when trying to conceive.

11.   Too much stress about fertility

Stress is the root cause of many other problems. You have heard it many times that you should reduce stress to live a healthy life. Stress is also an important factor in fertility. It can reduce the chances of conceiving. You should be relaxed and try to make it easy and less complicated for both partners. You can also try some kind of yoga, meditation, and light exercise. A simple tip is to stay stress free when trying to conceive.

12.   Taking too much medicines

Some medicines can make an impact on fertility pregnancy. When you are trying to conceive, it is always advised that you should avoid taking unnecessary medicines. Always ask your health care specialist for the medicines that you are taking. If you have any underline health issue, for which you are taking any medication, check with your doctor about the possible side effects they can cause while trying to get pregnant.

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13.   Irregular cycle

Ideally woman monthly cycle is 28 day, with plus or minus 5 days. Irregular cycle can cause delay in pregnancy and can be caused by any hormonal issues or any medical problem. Women with irregular periods are more likely to have a medical condition such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which affects hormone levels of women, which can cause fertility problems. In such situation, it is always a good idea to take advice from your doctor.

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