Have you recently stopped using contraceptives and seriously trying to get pregnant?
Getting pregnancy and childbearing needs a proper planning and involvement.
So, it is the time to understand the process of fertilization and the factors that could affect your chances of becoming pregnant.
In order to become pregnant, you need to have regular menstrual periods. One of your ovaries releases an egg during each menstrual cycle.
This released egg (ovum) then passes down from ovaries to fallopian tubes, and becomes ready for fertilization.
This process is called ovulation. Fertilization generally occurs during ovulation time where the egg combines with the sperm.
Remember that the sperm will exist for a minimum of three days within the female body, however the egg can survive only 12-24 hours for fertilization once it is released from the ovary.
There are several factors that can affect the process of fertilization in your body. The first factor that affects your ability to become pregnant is age. Fertility problems increase as your age steps forward.
Infertility will become more over the age of thirty-five. It is found that approximately ten percent of females over childbearing age come across trouble trying to get pregnant.
Endometriosis, uterine fibroids and tubal infections are some of the causes for developing fertility problems in older women.
When trying to get pregnant, you need to be most fertile where your reproductive tract moves the sperm into fallopian tubes for fertilization. Some sexual transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and syphilis blocks your fallopian tubes and prevents pregnancy. [Syphilis Treatment]
A polycystic ovary is another factor that affects your ability to conceive pregnancy. This condition develops when the ovaries produce larger amounts of certain hormones than normal, which can obstruct the frequency of egg release as well as release of healthy egg.
As the hormones increases, an imbalance may occur and as a result you may experience irregular or no menstrual periods.
On the other hand, when trying to get pregnant, certain lifestyle and environmental factors also affect your fertility, including poor diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, drug abuse, certain medications, stress, weight (under/over-weight), environmental toxins, and genetic conditions.
So, when trying to get pregnant, it is always good to consult a fertility specialist in order to determine the cause of your infertility and to have right treatment, so that you can become pregnant easily.
Moreover, you can do several things to increase your ability to become pregnant. So, follow these tips to get pregnancy easily. [Risk factors of High Risk Pregnancy]
First, it is very essential to stop using contraceptives when seriously trying to get pregnant, as controlling the use of contraceptives increases your chances of getting pregnant.
Next, follow a fertility chart to determine the time of ovulation as well as the most fertile days of your menstrual cycle. The fertility charting determines your fertile days by observing your basal body temperature and the cervix position.
To improve your chances of pregnancy, always eat healthy balanced diet, exercise regularly, and maintain proper weight. Also increase your in take of folic acid when trying to get pregnant.