From taking folic acid supplement, to tracking your menstruation cycle, to setting your partner’s mood right – there are so many things that we do to get pregnant. And, most often, it does take time; sometimes because we’re missing something; sometimes because we are doing something wrong. Yes, there are a couple of things that may be keeping you from pregnancy. Here are 5 of those.
Drinking alcoholic beverages and smoking.
Pregnant women who engage in these activities will more or less quit the bad habit upon conception, but what about those who are attempting to get pregnant? Actually, having more than a bottle or two of booze in a week can lower down your fertility. And, smoke will also do the same to you.
Not engaging in any physical activities.
Being idle the whole day actually lowers down the chances of conception. Contrary to traditional beliefs, exercising while being pregnant is actually good for you! Being agile and active all day helps regulate your blood pressure, which is a very important variable while you carry and deliver. An active lifestyle also regulates your cholesterol and prepares your body for maternity by increasing your stamina.
Eating too much food.
Well, some of us may think that eating more than usual will help the body be prepared for conception. Sadly, it is just otherwise. You must eat right and keep the weight right. Overeating and gaining weight at this time is like sabotaging Project Pregnancy. With weight gain, your body mass ratio will plummet while your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugars may increase. In case of excessive weight gain, conditions like PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) can develop, which can cause facial hair growth, depression, and even infertility,
Just like eating too much, you shouldn't starve yourself too! Skipping breakfast often can lead to nutritional deficiencies that will eventually prevent your body to become an optimal vessel for conception. So for those of you who are used to just drinking coffee in the morning and skipping your carbs and proteins, think again!!
Getting stressed out often.
All attempts not to think about the elephant in the room makes you think more about it. When you are trying to conceive, it is common be constantly anxious about it. And, that is what causes stress, which is one of the fiercest enemies of conception and even the process of intercourse. Stress not only causes the act of love-making to seem like a task but also causes performance anxiety as well as low sperm quality in men. It is important that you take the path to maternity in the most natural way. And this is why it’s imperative that you enjoy the entire process of love-making and conception. Because when you do that, the result will be natural.
We hope that knowing what not to do will also help you as much as knowing what to do.