Before embarking on the adventure, you must be sure to put the odds on your side. Planning the pregnancy well requires a few preliminary steps.
That's it! You have taken the biggest and most beautiful decision of your life as a couple: to build a whole new project together, that of giving life to a little being in your image and becoming a parent. But before embarking on the adventure, you have to be sure to put the odds on your side. Planning the pregnancy well requires a few preliminary steps.
1- Adopt a he althy lifestyle
For a he althy baby and mother, you must adopt a he althy lifestyle from the outset of the design project. This influences fertility and the smooth running of a pregnancy. Few future parents know that even four months before conception, their lifestyle can affect the baby's fertility and he alth. The male gametes (sex cells) indeed begin their genesis three months before their maturation. This advice is valid for both Mr and Mrs.
Being physically fit will make pregnancy and childbirth easier. But excess harms everything, and too much exercise will harm conception, especially if you never have one.done before planning your pregnancy. In addition, taking the time for stretching, relaxation periods and breathing exercises will prepare you adequately in addition to allowing the blood supply to the placenta.
Between the moment the two partners decide to have a baby and the moment their efforts are crowned with success, the wait can be long. Why not use this moment to prepare the ground? If eating well for nine months is essential to the he alth of mother and baby, nutrition before pregnancy is even more so. The fetus will draw from the mother's reserves the energy and nutrients necessary for its development, from its first days of intrauterine life. This is why vitamins, iron and iodine should accompany the meals of the future mother before becoming pregnant.
Pregnancy is a good opportunity to quit smoking. Tobacco is indeed responsible for miscarriages, bleeding, premature birth and low weight of the newborn as well as addiction for the baby at birth.
The same goes for beer and fine wines which could cause many problems including growth retardation, fetal deformities. The future dad is equally concerned since the intake of alcohol even before conception can affect the production of spermatozoa which may be in poor condition, which can lead to a miscarriage.
Finally, all forms of pollution are harmful for pregnant women:mom-to-be should avoid handling chemicals, solvents, stain removers, paint, stain, pesticides, etc. In the same way, she must be careful not to change the kitty litter so as not to catch toxoplasmosis.
2- Putting time on our side
Fertility through the ages
Age influences fertility in both women and partners. A woman is most fertile at age 20. At the age of 30, her fertility begins to decline, and from the age of 35, this decline is accentuated from year to year. Thus, a 25-year-old woman has a 1 in 4 chance of conceiving. At the age of 35, these chances are halved and beyond the age of 40, women have only a one in 12 chance of becoming pregnant. Even if his fertility decreases over the years, the man remains potentially fertile all his life unlike the woman. The baby girl comes into the world with a limited number of eggs and does not make new ones as she gets older.
Conversely, a woman aged 18 or under is more likely to have a high-risk pregnancy than a woman in her twenties, for example. To experience a he althy pregnancy and a lower-risk childbirth, it is therefore necessary to respect the right “timing”. Indeed, several studies show that a pregnancy too close to a previous birth, a miscarriage or an abortion also exposes the mother and the newborn to a high risk of complications, sometimes fatal. The OrganizationWorld He alth Organization therefore recommends waiting at least 24 months after a live birth at the risk of stunting for young children. After a miscarriage or an induced abortion, the interval should be at least 6 months before the next pregnancy to reduce the risks for maternal and perinatal he alth. Similarly, births that are too far apart (more than five years) cause the mother to have high-risk pregnancies and premature delivery.
Did you know that exclusive breastfeeding protects women from pregnancy for a period of six months: this is LAM, the Breastfeeding Amenorrhea Method.
In addition to the risks incurred by the mother and the baby, waiting before expanding the family allows parents to take a breather and replenish their energy. The eldest will still be able to benefit from the attention of his parents: the first three years are extremely important for the emotional development of the child. And it will be easier for her to accept the arrival of a new baby after more time.
3- Unravel the secret of the cycle or target the fertile period
You are now ready to take action! And the chances of getting pregnant depend on the female cycle, which begins on the first day of menstruation. Several methods exist to determine the opportune moment. One of them, the sympto-thermal method (MST), is based on knowledge of the cycle. It allows you to target the best times to have sex. By following theMST or Serena method, we learn to recognize the signs of fertility.
Three signs are revealed by the woman's body. You just have to know how to observe them. The appearance of the cervical mucus and the position of the cervix which changes throughout the cycle is a clue to predict ovulation. The temperature confirms what we have observed: a rise in temperature means that ovulation has occurred. It is then practically too late to plan a pregnancy during this cycle, because the egg only lives on average for eight to 12 hours, or even 24 hours. The spermatozoon has a lifespan ranging from a few hours to six days! This is why sex should take place while fertility signs are at their peak. And even if there was no intercourse on the day of ovulation, but a few days before, the chances of conceiving are still very good.
The STD is all the more effective in conceiving when the woman has an irregular cycle. The duration of the cycle is then variable and the woman does not ovulate at the same time. By observing the signs on a day-to-day basis, it is then easier to predict ovulation and therefore the ideal time to let yourself go.
But stork passage is not just about statistics and probabilities, calculations and predictions. Chance and nature sometimes do things well and for sure, the more you make love, the more likely you will be to wait for a happy event. Must thereforeuse patience and above all leave room for pleasure and spontaneity!
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