Lifestyle changes that increase your chances of getting pregnant

Lifestyle changes that increase your chances of getting pregnant

Deciding to have a baby is a big step in any couple’s life. From being emotionally, physically and even financially prepared, a couple needs to keep several things in mind.
One of the first things you need to be sure of is the regularity of your menstrual cycle. An irregular cycle will hamper your chances of conceiving quickly. Keep a note of your monthly dates, delays if any, and mark down dates when you ovulate and when you’re most fertile. An ovulation kit will help you figure out the ideal times when you can try and conceive.You can increase your chances of conceiving by making some simple lifestyle changes. Start eating a diet that is rich in iron -think dark leafy greens. If you’re overweight, work on losing some pounds because women who are obese have a harder time getting pregnant than their fit counterparts. And if you’re more or less in shape, stay active. Keep away from alcohol and smoking and limit your caffeine intake.
If you’ve been trying to get pregnant since the past nine to 12 months and have been unsuccessful, it’s time to visit your doctor for a check-up. Remember, the older you are, the more difficult it is to get pregnant, both naturally and through assisted technology.
Stress is also known to hamper fertility, so work on ways to de-stress -take up yoga and meditation or pick up any hobby that you enjoy pursuing.The arrival of a baby means an entire change in your lifestyle. This means making space for a whole new person and their things -a baby requires more things than you could ever imagine! Figure out how you will make space in your house and talk to your partner about the financial aspect -having a baby is an expensive affair. (AGENCIES)