Sometimes get pregnant It does not happen as easily as you expected, nor as it sometimes happens to your friends and acquaintances who sometimes succeed, without even looking for it.
Getting that longed-for baby can become a long, lonely and emotionally draining. It is common to lose faith and for sadness and discouragement to win the battle, but in many cases to maintain hope, be persevering and Progress of science, they end up rewarding us with the best gift of our lives.
According to recent studies, the infertility rate in Spain is between 15% and 17% of the population, some 800,000 couples who have problems conceiving children. However, although the trend of this scenario is increasing, it does not always mean that the battle is lost.
Staying strong can be really hard when negative test results keep coming back every month. That's why we hope we can help you keep trying with these 10 tips:
It is important to visit your gynecologist frequently. (Pexels)
Visit your gynecologist as soon as possible
From the moment you consider getting pregnant you should visit your doctor to find out the state of your fertile health, in addition to having tests, such as the anti-mullerian hormone that will help you to know your ovarian reserve.
A gynecologist can guide you better, talk to you about your opportunities and inform you of the options that are within your reach.
Start taking a full vitamin supplement
Now more than ever your body needs to have the optimal nutrients to develop quality eggs that will develop into a healthy embryo.
Supplementation to improve fertility has been proven by many studies with positive results. One of the things to keep in mind is that, Not all vitamins are the same , so it is convenient that you inform yourself and investigate to find the best option.
Your diet to get pregnant should have natural foods and leave out the processed ones. ( pixels )
watch your diet
It is time to eat natural foods, leaving processed ones aside, to prepare your body for pregnancy and contribute to the conception of a healthy baby.
Numerous studies show that the right nutrients can contribute to achieving a optimal pregnancy. The healthy fats present in oily fish, nuts, avocado and olive oil (among others), good quality proteins from organic meats from animals raised in the wild, legumes and whole grains have higher concentrations of nutrients and good fats for the organism. On the other hand, it is advisable to avoid pastries, hydrogenated fats, fried foods and any type of processed or ultra-processed food. The more natural, the better.
move and exercise
Not only for your physical health but also for your mental well-being. However, now is not the time to start a high-intensity exercise plan like Crossfit or sign up for the next marathon when you've never done it before. Start by walking, biking, dancing or trying an activity that excites you.
if you are having difficulties to get pregnant and you have not practiced high intensity or very strenuous sports in the past, this is not the best time to start doing it. Studies have shown that the excessive physical exercise could be detrimental to fertility.
On the other hand, if you are an active person you can continue with your routine, as well as add others such as yoga, Pilates or another type of exercise that motivates you and helps distract you. My recommendation : moderation, maintain your activity levels and practice activities that you enjoy and make you feel good.
Find supportive allies with whom you can talk openly. ( pixels )
Friends, family, support groups, or professional psychological help , they are good allies if you need it. Sometimes it's hard to talk about your situation or deal with uncomfortable questions when you're trying to get pregnant, but finding people with whom you can vent, share, or even ask questions will make you feel so much better.
If you don't feel comfortable talking about it with your family or friends, there are communities and resources where many people who are going through the same thing as you share your concerns.
Sleep at least 8 hours a day to increase the chances of getting pregnant. (Freepik)
Sleep well and rest
Sleep and rest are just as important as diet and exercise when it comes to improving your fertility.
Studies have shown that women who sleep less than 8 hours have 15% less chance of getting pregnant and the same happens with women undergoing assisted reproduction treatments, since they increase their chances of getting pregnant if they sleep 7 or 8 hours a day. day.
Stay away from harmful plastics and toxins
If you want to increase the chances of getting pregnant you must reduce exposure to certain toxins that affect fertility.
BPA (bisphenol) is still used in food containers , water bottles, plastic or paper receipts. It has been proven that high levels of this toxin can interfere with the egg quality, the activity of sexual and endocrine hormones, and can even produce abnormal chromosomes, which is why it is considered a hormonal disruptor.
My advice is not to obsess over plastics, but to be aware and implement small changes in routine that can decrease your exposure to toxins. For example: not reusing plastic water bottles, swapping your food storage containers for glass containers, and using your own glass or aluminum water bottle can all lessen the adverse effects of BPA on fertility.
With your partner form a team. (Freepik)
take care of your partner
Fertility problems can have a strong emotional impact on the couple. Don't forget to be a team, share activities, have good communication, find moments of fun and always try to put yourself in the other's position.
If you don't have a partner, apply equally: don't forget about yourself, take care of yourself, pamper yourself and have moments that help you reconnect with yourself.
Control your stress levels
It is probably one of the most difficult tips to put into practice because not getting pregnant when you want it can cause a lot of sadness, frustration and stress.
The emotional and financial cost fertility treatments, hormones, fear of uncertainty and fear of failure are factors that can contribute to raising your stress levels. Meditation, visualization, leisure activities, turning to your circle of support and reading can be of great help to stay calm and not be consumed by negative feelings.
Enjoy the road
Like any road, it has its ups and downs. Even if it seems impossible and your first instinct is to think of the time invested as "wasted" time, try to enjoy the little moments and always find the positive side of things.