Much research has been dedicated to understanding the effects of positive health interventions such as diet, lifestyle, stress reduction (and more)–on natural and assisted conception results. Although the full benefits are not yet completely understood, specialized research organizations worldwide, including the World Health Organization agree the benefits of health optimization prior to an IVF attempt or natural conception are sufficient to be worth putting the effort in preparation for the best possible outcome.
How To Boost Your Chances to Get Pregnant Faster?
In order to create a happy and healthy baby naturally or with the help of IVF, a comprehensive approach to optimum health is essential. Often the appropriate stress management tools and specific dietary and lifestyle changes can make all the difference to your health and fertility. If we were to use an analogy–these self-care fertility boosters can be compared to the hinges of a door, which help to facilitate the IVF process.
Change Your Lifestyle To Get Pregnant Faster
This may surprise you, however studies show that even 1 glass of alcohol, or 1 cup of coffee a day each have the ability to decrease fertility by 50%! Both coffee and alcohol have been shown to change the pH in the lining of the endometrium, decreasing the embryo’s ability to implant in the uterus. There are other reasons for completely avoiding these substances during an IVF cycle and even for months prior to a conception attempt due to the negative impact they can have on other areas of health including nutrient depletion. You will undoubtedly agree, this is a small sacrifice to make in exchange for a healthier and happier baby outcome.
There are many other personal and environmental exposures that can impact your health and decrease your chances of having the healthiest possible baby. The problem is that the assault usually comes from unexpected sources such as chemicals in perfumes, cleaning and pest control products, tap water, cosmetics; radiation from computers, mobiles phones, WIFI; exposure to heavy metals, fumes, paints, plastics and a whole lot of other potential health and fertility hazards you may be unaware about. The key is to find out what potentially may affect your fertility and avoid exposure wherever possible.
Balancing Moods, Emotions And Reducing Stress To Get Pregnant Faster
Too much stress is bad for your mental and physical health.And it often prevents you from getting pregnant by keeping you busy doing other things.
If you’re thinking meditation means twisting your body into an uncomfortable position and uttering “oohs” and “omms” for an hour, guess again. Meditation may include walking, swimming, painting, knitting — any activity that helps keep your attention calmly in the present moment.
When you catch yourself thinking about your job, your relationship or your lifelong to-do list, experts say to simply let the thought escape, and bring your mind back the repetition of the activity. Try it for just 5 to 10 minutes a day and watch stress levels drop.
2. Picture Yourself Relaxed and Breathe Deeply
Is your mind too talkative to meditate? Try creating a peaceful visualization, or “dreamscape.” To start, simply visualize anything that keeps your thoughts away from current tensions. It could be a favorite vacation spot, a fantasy island or something “touchable,” like the feel of your favorite silk robe or cozy sweater.
The idea is to take your mind off your stress, and replace it with an image that evokes a sense of calm. The more realistic your daydream — in terms of colors, sights, sounds; even touch and feel — the more relaxation you’ll experience.
Feeling stressed evokes tense, shallow breathing, while calm is associated with relaxed breathing, so to turn tension into relaxation, and change the way you breathe.
3. Look Around You
Practice it by focusing on your immediate surroundings. If you’re outdoors, enjoy the shape and colors of flowers, hear a bird’s call or consider a tree. In the mall, look at the details of a dress in the window, examine a piece of jewelry and focus on how it’s made, or window-shop for furniture, checking out every detail of pattern and style. As long as you can keep your mind focused on something in the present, stress will take a back seat.
4. Show Some Love
Induce the relaxation response by cuddling your pet, giving an unexpected hug to a friend or family member, snuggling with your spouse, or talking to a friend about the good things in your lives. When you do, you’ll be reducing your stress levels.
Why? Experts say social interaction helps your brain think better, encouraging you to see new solutions to situations that once seemed impossible, she says. Studies have also shown that physical contact — like petting your dog or cat — may actually help lower blood pressure and decrease stress hormones.
5. Try Self-Massage
When your muscles are tense and you’ve no time to visit a pro, try this simple self-massage technique :
Place both hands on your shoulders and neck. Squeeze with your fingers and palms. Rub vigorously, keeping shoulders relaxed.Wrap one hand around the other forearm. Squeeze the muscles with thumb and fingers. Move up and down from your elbow to fingertips and back again. Repeat with other arm.
6. Take a Time-Out
Adults need time-outs, too. So when you sense your temper is about to erupt, finding a quiet place to sit or lie down and put the stressful situation on hold. Take a few deep breaths and concentrate on releasing tension and calming your heartbeat. Quiet your mind and remember: Time is always on your side, so relax. The stress can wait.
7. Take an Attitude Break
Thirty seconds is enough time to shift your heart’s rhythm from stressed to relaxed. The way to do that: Engage your heart and your mind in positive thinking. Start by envisioning anything that triggers a positive feeling — a vision of your child or spouse, the image of your pet, that great piece of jewelry you’re saving up to buy, a memento from a vacation — whatever it is, conjuring up the thought will help slow breathing, relax tense muscles and put a smile on your face. Creating a positive emotional attitude can also calm and steady your heart rhythm, contributing to feelings of relaxation and peace.
The key is to do your best and release any undue pressure you may put on yourself regarding the outcome you seek. Implement the right changes in your day to day and your actions will support you in improving your chances, not only of conceiving, but also of having the healthiest possible baby–enabling you to become the proud parent, you always wanted to be.
The process of getting pregnant is not some rocket science, but it is not a simple process that you follow for a week or 2 and expect results. You need to follow right diet, right supplements and correct any health problems that might interfere with your conceiving, with right customised homeopathic treatment protocol. Everything done, just right under supervision can materialise your dream of getting pregnant faster & in time without the need for any artificial techniques like IVF or ICSI.
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