Trying But Failing To Conceive? Boost Your Chances To Get Pregnant By These Expert Tips

Women's health has taken a toll when it come to fertility. Here are a few tips that may increase a woman's chances to get pregnant.

Tanya Srivastava
Written by: Tanya SrivastavaPublished at: May 04, 2022Updated at: May 04, 2022
Trying But Failing To Conceive? Boost Your Chances To Get Pregnant By These Expert Tips

If you said that feminism is about all genders having equal rights and opportunities. But, we said that Women have no comparison, so if we said that women need equality, it will be wrong. The bottom line is about respecting diverse women's experiences, identities, strengths, and striving to empower all women to realize their full rights. Women want to live their dreams, fly with their own wings and capture the world in arms. One may also say that we adopt the western culture to live with freedom and want to become a self-depended people. We make a path for a successful life.

In between the life's hustle women forget about their biological clock. They struggle to get success in the most beautiful age of making and developing relationships. After a particular age, women have to face some fertility issues and struggle for things that are natural and God's Gift. The feeling of being a Mother and servings the years to develop her own kid. The prime symptom of infertility is not getting pregnant in the first place. There may be no other obvious symptoms. Oftentimes, women with infertility may have irregular or absent menstrual cycles and periods. The main cause of this is environmental and lifestyle factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol intake, and obesity can affect a woman's fertility. In addition, exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins can be directly toxic to gametes (eggs and sperm), resulting in their decreased numbers and poor quality, and leading to infertility

In a exclusive interaction with OnlyMyHealth editorial team, Dr. Rita Bakshi who is a Senior IVF Doctor and a Specialist Gynecologist based in Delhi, guides with the causes of infertility, risk factor, and suggestions for being pregnant.

Causes Of Female Infertility

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1. Ovulation Disorders

Ovulation disorders affects the release of the egg from the ovary. These accomodates hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome. Hyperprolactinemia is a condition in which you have too much prolactin. Hypothyroidism can affect the menstrual cycle or cause infertility. Other underlying causes may include exercising too much, eating disorders, or tumors.

2. Uterine Or Cervical Abnormalities

Abnormalities with the cervix, including polyps in the uterus or the shape of the uterus. Non-cancerous tumors in the wall of the uterus can cause infertility by blocking the fallopian tubes or preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.

3. Fallopian tube damage or blockage

Fallopian tube damage or blockage is often caused by inflammation of the fallopian tubes. It can occur as a result of pelvic inflammatory disease, which is usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection, endometriosis, or adhesions.

4. Endometriosis

This occurs when endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus, may affect the function of the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes.

5. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

This happens when the ovaries stop to work and menopause hits before the age of 40. Although its cause is often unknown, some factors are associated with early menopause, including genetic conditions such as Turner syndrome or Fragile X syndrome.

6. Pelvic Adhesions

Bands of scar tissue that bind organs that can form after pelvic infection, appendicitis, endometriosis, or abdominal or pelvic surgery.

Cancer and its treatment

Some cancers, especially reproductive cancers impair female fertility. Radiation and chemotherapy can affect fertility.

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Risk Factors For Female Infertility

1. Age

Your age plays a key role in your fertility, even with IVF. The quality of your eggs begins to diminish with each passing year, making healthy embryo a challenge. A woman's chances of having a child with a birth defect increase exponentially as you get older.

2. Tobacco and alcohol use

Smoking tobacco or marijuana by either of the partner may reduce the likelihood of pregnancy for both. Smoking also reduces the possible likelihood of fertility treatment. Miscarriages occue more often in women who smoke. There's no safe level or amount of alcohol use during conception or pregnancy. Alcohol use also may contribute to infertility. They only grab the natural things and harm our health.

3. Being overweight or underweight

An inactive lifestyle and being overweight may increase the risk of infertility and cause many diseases. Women at risk of fertility problems include those who suffer from eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia, and those who follow a very low-calorie, poor in nutrition or restrictive diet.

4. Exercise issues

A lack of exercise contributes to obesity, which increases the risk of infertility. Less often, ovulation problems may be associated with frequent, intense exercise in women who are not overweight.

5. Stress

Stress hormones, such as cortisol and epinephrine, rise during trying situations, and may affect one's fertility in a negative way.There is found a link between women's levels of day-to-day stress and lowered chances of getting pregnant.

Strategies That May Increase The Chances To Get Pregnant

1. Eat a healthy diet

Improving your overall health will also ensure that your eggs stay healthy since what you eat and drink plays a big part in this. The nutrient rich foods such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, fish, and grains can help to support fertility. 

2. Quit smoking

Tobacco has many negative effects on fertility, not to mention your general health and the health of the fetus. Therefore, if you want to feel the warmth phase of life and stay healthy so, quit the smoking habit.

3. Avoid alcohol and street drugs

These substances are not good for your health and may impair your ability to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy. If you are trying to be pregnant, avoid and quit the habit of drinking alcohol or using recreational drugs.

4. Limit caffeine

Women those trying to get pregnant should limit caffeine intake. You can consult the doctor for guidance on the safe use of caffeine.

5. Exercise moderately

Regular exercise helps to stay fit and it is important, but exercising so intensely that your periods are infrequent or absent can affect fertility.

6. Avoid weight extremes

Being overweight or underweight affects a woman's hormone production and cause infertility. This can become the reason for infertility so, try to maintain the ideal weight.