Are you tired of trying everything in your power but still failing at getting pregnant? Do you feel like your ovaries are betraying you? Well, fear not my dear friends, for I have come to crack the code on what it takes to get pregnant once and for all.
The Roadmap To Pregnancy
Let's start with the basics. Conception is a process whereby a sperm fertilizes an egg causing pregnancy. In other words: Hello baby!! However, it’s important that we acknowledge that this task is way easier said than done; actually requires blood, sweat, and tears from both partners (mostly just women).
Yes folks, 82% of couples conceive within one year if they engage in sex frequently without birth control method BUT hear me out when I say frequent sex should be considered as YOUR PROBLEMATIC FIRST WORLD PROBLEM.
And before we dive deeper into solving this conundrum let's map out some preconceived ideas about pregnancy.
Pregnancy is easy-peasy
LOOL meet Jessica Rabbit everyone because whoever thought pregnancy was “easy-peasy” has clearly never been through morning sickness, back pain or literally spent nights up thinking about how having pointy bones digging against uterus could ever be considered normal.
Semen Is Forever Young
No sirreee - semen quality weakens over time due to external factors such as smoking or environment pollutants! And guess what fellas...no amount of red bull fuelled bedroom tango can outweigh these external factor effects for optimal performance.
When Will You Conceive After Stopping Birth Control Pill Indicates Fertility Rate
Not quite sunny Jim!. If only measuring fertility rate was that easy and predictable because here’s a fun fact , accordingly, Fertile window aka best attempt at conception opportunity can vary from month to month
Breeding 101: Understanding ovulation and timing
Now that we’ve cleared up some misconceptions, let's proceed with the science. Ovulation is when a woman’s ovaries release an egg into her fallopian tube in preparation for fertilization. Ideally, if sperm are available at this time successful fertilization will occur.
The odds of becoming pregnant naturally depend on everything aligning accordingly in your cycle-- which involves understanding your menstrual cycles up close and personal or should I say... within approximately 5 feet radius?
Folks researchers have found out that optimal baby-making window lines up with romantic date nights (ovulations). Tip If you’re one of those non-planners, now might be a good time to invest in SpermTrack fertility-tracking tests or downloading free apps such as Fertility Friend for tracking basal body temperature and charting vaginal mucus!
- Tracking Periods
A women “menstrual period” average length ranges from 28 days but can vary between 21 -35 days! This makes it difficult predict exactly when ovulation occurs yet determining whenever next period occurs is easy peasy chicken squeezy!
If only pregnancy journey was easier than finding eggs hidden throughout Easter garden..
But alas no journey towards having mini-me versions of ourselves isn’t complete without its unique challenges.
Overcoming factors hindering conception
Here are the most common factors that hinder couples from getting pregnant:
- Physical issues such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Lifestyle/ Health choices
Age plays a major role in conception; women over the age of thirty-five face additional challenges when attempting to conceive. Age also affects men's fertility with the percentage of live births decrease after 35, and more rapidly after 40 years old.
Are you stressed out hun? Stress can affect a woman’s reproductive cycle by causing ovulation abnormalities as well as altering sperm count output for men. It may be helpful for couples to consider relaxation techniques such as meditation or acupuncture ..or simply try indulging in some good ol’ chocolate donuts at least once every other day just sayin'.
Miscellaneous diet choices Eating “healthily” is one factor that maybe holding you from successfully conceiving –so much so it even has its own terminology; PCO which stands for Poly Cystic Ovaries specifically related commonly with carbohydrate types and overall sugar heavy diets being featured- all sound like rocket science?
If the whole dietary change seems daunting (yes food tastes amazing) there are specific vitamins including zinc acetyl carnitine (to add population boom effects Lol pun intended) amongst others equally important sold over counter.
Fertility treatment options
It might seem incredible challenging but here’s where we start keeping our fingers crossed . There are numerous methods available today to assist women experiencing difficulty getting pregnant NATURALLY– several ranging from fertility drugs hormone injections in vitro fertilization fallopian tube surgery etc.
These medical interventions not only make it possible for many people to become parents who couldn’t before, they’re effective too - helping approximately 85% of infertility cases
But wait theres more !!
Fertile Nugget Alert:
Reproduction technology -- although approved by most international governing bodies -- brings up ethical issues for many: what labs can do, should they do? With assisted reproduction technologies comes pros plus cons-- wouldn't this become an ideal Marvel script base?
So now that you have made love/war/played scrabble stacked up on points now Prego-popsicles require patience, positivity and prosecco treats.
It's important to understand that the baby-making process can sometimes take time, but with these tips and tricks couples can maximize their chances of conception. Remember to stay patient and consistently work towards your goal if you want a child; good things come to those who wait! If all fails there’s always adoption - arguably faster easier than anything discussed or discovering fountain youth Lol! Ask up at Golden Girls, they know everything.\
Goodluck breeding folks!!