Getting pregnant is not always easy, but there are 10 things doctors want you to know.
Deciding to enlarge the family is one of the most wonderful acts that human beings can do, because it is not only a pregnancy, but an act of love so great that it is unintelligible until you hold your baby in your arms for the first time. .
But it is not always a simple process, many pregnancies occur without any kind of planning, others with a well-studied scenario, but no lesser number manage to get pregnant after several frustrated attempts. That is why below you will find some tips to keep in mind when calling the stork.
- Find a time away from stress
“Stress can lower the level of gonadotropins and increase prolactin levels, which could cause the absence of ovulation,” explains Dr. Valeria Jiménez, gynecologist at the Pilar Medical Center, to ConBIENestar on tn.com.ar
Therefore, it is best to look for a period of your life where stress is not the center of attention and your body does not have to respond to alarms, obligations and concerns of a strong rhythm of work and routine.
- Check the medicines you take
Some medications can lower fertility levels, which is why it is vitally important that you visit your gynecologist and comment on everything you are taking.
- Say goodbye to tobacco and alcohol
Both increase the chances of aborting or having an ectopic (unviable) pregnancy, as well as being the cause of premature delivery.
Being too thin can alter the body in such a way that it can even nullify the chances of achieving a proper ovulation. And on the other hand, obesity is related to gestational diabetes, premature birth and a series of other factors that can turn pregnancy into a real nightmare.
After the age of 35, it is necessary to begin to think that the rates of chromosomal alterations increase and the quality of ovulation decreases and even the risk of spontaneous abortions increases.
- Watch your menstrual cycle
It is extremely necessary that before conceiving you learn about your menstrual cycle, in this way it will be easier to calculate the fertile days to achieve conceiving.
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- Increase the amount of folic acid intake
This acid helps prevent neural tube defects in the baby and it is recommended to start consuming it in pills at least 3 months before conceiving.
But you should also know that there are certain foods rich in this component that you can include in your diet to strengthen your body, some of them are: green vegetables (broccoli, spinach, chard, asparagus, etc.), citrus (lemons, oranges), legumes, whole grains and milk.
- Take the corresponding exams
It is very common for doctors to request a series of tests before you get pregnant, as it is the only way to intervene if something is wrong with your body.
We must remember that once pregnant there are very few medications that you can consume, so it is preferable to prevent any type of complication.
And as a last tip, if the search for a baby becomes somewhat difficult, you should know that anxiety does little. The best thing is to create a calm and loving environment in order to receive your child in the best possible way.