For all those women who are desperately trying to extend their family and welcome a new member, doctors have finally disclosed the reasons for their failure.
According to Grace Dugdale, a reproductive biologist, “It’s complicated to produce another human being. However, at times, it seems to be a miracle that a person conceives in reality.”
Dugdale explains that – A Woman Is Fertile Enough to Conceive, Only for 6 Days in a Month.
Within this small window, around 84% of the couples get pregnant if leading a balanced lifestyle. Around 7 million Americans experience this trouble of infertility due to various factors.
The expert informs that certain changes in routine can increase their chances of bringing good news at the earliest. She points out 5 such things to avoid if someone is planning to conceive.
Firstly, couples should avoid overdoing sex and rather have ‘good-quality’ sex. Most partners might wait for ovulation, but that could also reduce the chances of conceiving.
As the chairman of British Fertility Society, Professor Adam Balen informed, this practice of having sex only when ovulating is bad for the sperm.
“As it remains in the testes, it goes off eventually. So, instead of giving long gaps, men should ejaculate every 2 to 3 days.”
Dugdale recommends men to watch porn (especially the heterosexual porn) as that increases the chances of producing strong swimmers, based on a new study.
The second mistake to avoid is over exercising. Experts recommend people who workout everyday till exhausted to slow down.
In a new study by Norwegian University of Science and Technology, it was published that human bodies don’t have adequate energy to drive tough exercise and pregnancy together. 24% of the people exercising till exhausted have reported having trouble in conceiving.
“You must not skip exercising. It’s just that you have to find the right balance between overdoing and inactive practice,” said Charlie Launder, a pre and post-natal trainer.
Be careful while choosing your toothpaste – that’s the third suggestion. A report published by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said that the components present in toothpaste might be harmful for fertility.
However, Lidia Minguez-Alarcon, a research scientist, the damage is not permanent and is defecated before 24 hours. So, preventing the exposure can reduce the negative effects. It’s safe to opt for organic toothpastes.
As the fourth prevention, experts suggest stopping over consumption of carbs.
According to a report, “a diet with carbohydrate less than 45% of total calorie consumption leads to enhanced fertility. It balances hormones’ initiating ovulation.”
Well, not just women but the men as well need to keep a check in their lifestyle for successful conceiving.
According to Dugdale, “Sperm is extremely responsive to changes in lifestyle. 2 to 3 months is required for a sperm to mature and it might damage during this period.”
Again, poor sperm mobility from structural abnormalities can also be another main problem which causes 30 – 40% of the infertility issues.
5 drinks in a week is enough to affect the sperm, published by a study in British Medical Journal.
If everything goes well, 30% of the women will conceive in their 1st cycle and 75% will be pregnant after 6 months.
The bottom line is to be balanced and not overcompensate!