If you are ready to start a family, or add to your family, and are having difficulties getting pregnant, maybe this article will give you some ideas you may not have thought about. In all seriousness, some women have absolutely no problems becoming pregnant. But I know a few women who have had a hard time conceiving. If you fall into “hard time” category, please read this article…
1. Exercise More
Every hour of exercise you do each week lowers your risk of infertility related to your ovulation cycle. Exercise with vigorous movements such as jogging or running up the stairs. This pumps your heart rate as well as helps you loose weight. Muscle mass makes your body more sensitive to insulin which promotes ovary function.
2. Eat Healthy Carbs
High blood sugar levels can throw off you’re your ovulation. You need to eat fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that level your blood sugar, not spike them or make them drop drastically.
3. Watch the Skim Milk
Low fat dairy products actually increase your hormones that are tied to polycystic ovary syndrome. It is better to drink whole milk if you are trying to get pregnant!
4. Healthy Weight Loss, or Gain
Your weight really does affect your chances of becoming pregnant. If you are over weight or even under weight, our body will be affected by hormones. Being under weight makes your body think “famine” and will begin conserving energy your body needs – including your ovary needs.
5. Avoid Hydrogenated Oils
Hydrogenated oils can cause your infertility to sky rocket! Why? Because these oils cause inflammation. Your ability to ovulate and conceive a baby will be hinder by this inflammation. So steer clear of French fries and baked goods that contain these oils!
6. Quit Trying
I am sure you have heard this before: Don’t try, and it will happen. This can be true to some degree. When you worry and fret and try your hardest, stress can hamper your ovulation. You may ovulate when you are not “scheduled” to ovulate and that may make you “miss” your chance. So, do your best not to think about conceiving, and just let it happen.
7. See a Dr
If you have not conceived after 1 year of trying and hoping, it may be time to visit your doctor. He or she may be able to offer advice I have not mentioned here. You can also resort to hormonal injections. Talk to your doctor and find out what he suggests.
Babies are precious. How have you increased you chances of conceiving? Seriously, though. Have you tried something I have not mentioned?
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