A woman’s body – is a fine mechanism that can be easily disturbed and shifted to the wrong mode of operation. This includes such a delicate matter as conception. For some women it’s difficult to avoid unwanted pregnancy and some cannot get such a long-awaited addition of the family for years. There are a number of reasons why a woman can face difficulties with conception and effective measures that can raise the chances for pregnancy.
A bit of statistics
You shouldn’t upset too early, for according to medical statistics, most couples that wish to conceive a child cannot do it immediately. Out of a hundred women, only 15-20 can conceive within a month. However, during two years, 95% of pairs manage to conceive. Inquiries among young mothers prove the official statistics – 90% of them got pregnant after a year or more after starting to plan for pregnancy.
You shouldn’t be afraid of the age, as the previously used term “older mother” has become history and nowadays, it’s quite a common situation to give birth for the first time at 30, 35 and even 40 years. There are certain advantages in such a situation as by this age a woman has become self-sufficient and financially independent and has a responsible attitude towards bringing and giving birth to a child. Achievements of the modern medicine enable to minimalize the risks of probable complications and give birth to strong healthy children.
The conception preventing reasons
There numerous reasons that influence the ability of a pair to conceive a child. It can be either serious health problems of one or both partners, or simple lack of vitamins, or common stress. Among other possible reasons, doctors stipulate the excessive obsession of a woman with idea of conceiving a baby, which is called “psychological infertility”. In this case the organism starts resisting such an excessive psychological influence and puts some kind of a “block” on the fertility ability.
Among the factors which can postpone a long-awaited pregnancy are the follows:
Has a negative impact both in a man’s and on a woman’s organism. When influencing a woman’s body, nicotine complicates the ovule implantation and hastens menopause. And in a man’s body it influences sperm cell mobility and sperm quality.
Lack of vitamins received by the organism
At the stage of planning for pregnancy, gynecologist will surely prescribe folic acid and vitamin E. In most cases, it solves all the conception difficulties.
Irrational physical training
Excessive weight training as well as sedentary lifestyle influences the blood circulation in small pelvis and, as the result, the ability of a woman to conceive.
Severe diets or, vice versa, abusing high-caloric products reduces the probability of conceiving a child.
Consuming excessive amount of coffee
Scientists who spent 13 years on carrying out an experiment, in which nine thousand women were involved, found out that in 26% of cases the conception probability reduced due to consumption of 4 cups of coffee or other caffeine containing drinks on a daily basis.
Using of some types of medicine, alcohol consumption, and future parents’ age can also influence the ability of a pair to conceive a child. But anyway, it’s not the reason for despair, but for the necessity to draw conclusions. It’s high time to analyze your lifestyle, get rid of bad habits and visit the doctor together with your partner.
What will the doctor advise?
To diagnose the reason preventing the partners from conceiving a baby, it’s advisable to turn to the doctor. For a woman it should be a gynecologist and for a man it’s often enough to visit physician and urologist. Only in some case it may be required to visit geneticist, endocrinologist and other single-discipline specialists. After the diagnostic, the doctor may give the following recommendations:
To learn to identify the ideal time for conception – the ovulation beginning (the fertile period). On these days of the menstrual cycle the conception probability is extremely high. Taking into consideration female and male factors, the fertility period duration is about 5-6 days. The ovule’s fertilization ability is high for 48 hours when it leaves the ovary and heads to the fallopian tube and metra. Sperm cells stay active and teleorganic in the woman’s body for about 3-5 days; during this time period they can inseminate the ovule.
The exact time of ovulation can be learned from the special tests, which can identify the amount of luteinizing hormone in urine, as well as by measuring the basal temperature. It should be measured immediately after waking up in the state of complete rest, using a thermometer. Oral, vaginal or (in most cases) rectal temperature alterations are quite probable. In the beginning of the menstrual cycle it is 36-36.5 °. In 24 hours prior to ovulation the temperature drops by 0.5° and on the day when the ovule leaves the ovary it rises to 37 – 37.5°.
Therefore, you can make up a timetable of the menstrual days when ovulation takes place and plan for pregnancy, taking this data into consideration. Several days prior to ovulation and one day after is the period when the conception chances are the highest.