Sometimes our hopes of becoming pregnant are not always that easy to obtain. While some of us ladies may imagine that it'll be pretty easy and presto chango—pregnancy arrives. However, the truth is far more discouraging at times. Sometimes the process of becoming pregnant can be very stressful and discouraging. Below are five reasons that infertility may be affecting your pregnancy process.
Stress will typically affect your hypothalamus (the part of your brain that regulates hormones) which in turn affects your body’s glands that release your eggs; the same glands that can also regulate your partner’s testosterone levels. Stress therefore is a pain-in-the-butt, and it must be controlled or detained.
Like a bad disease, stress can spread like rabies affecting your body’s chemistry and can cause your body to ovulate at a later time in your menstrual cycle. Remember that there are normal stresses in life, but if something terrible occurs, this can throw your body into a temper-tantrum which can delay the ovulation process further and interfere with your chances of trying to conceive.
Consider your Weight
You may be under or over weight, which in both cases can disrupt and affect your chances of becoming pregnant. Obesity causes hormonal imbalances, which stifle the ovulation process. It is important to remember that you are an active organism who takes in foods into your blood stream, so being aware of those foods can help you to improve your body’s chances of fertility.
Poly-Cystic ovary syndrome is a pretty common hormonal condition in many infertile women, but with a timely diagnosis and creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself, this method can help to enhance your chances of fertility.
Get Your Snooze On!
We know that this saying has been pounded into your head more times than the New Pokémon phase, but come on, go to bed! Seriously, sleep is pertinent to keeping a strong mind and healthy body. If you’ve been struggling with infertility one reason may be that your immune system is too low because you’re not obtaining enough snoozes each starry night. Lack of sleep can cause you to feel anxious, depressed, and of course—not pregnant. So… Get your Snooze on.
Track your ovulation cycle because your likelihood of conceiving is exponentially higher while on your cycle you. Increasing your chance of becoming pregnant is as simple as timing it out. Of course, every woman has a different cycle, but you can still know that most women tend to ovulate two weeks before their period if they have a four week cycle. So keep a keen eye on your ovulation because you’ll have a better chance of conceiving.
Keep a Positive Attitude
The process of becoming a pregnant woman is not all biological; it is also a mental struggle. There will be times where may think that it is not possible to become pregnant, but remember to stay positive. Do not listen to every negative story out in the world, or you may be discouraged.
Fill your mind with positive images of you with a big beautiful hump, and then make real plans to prepare for this newborn. Sometimes conceiving a little one can take up to a year, so if you feel that it’s been a much longer process than that, it is best to speak to a healthcare provider about fertility counseling and possible treatment plans.