Planning a pregnancy needs to be done as long as possible, especially for couples who have longed for offspring for more than one year. To help the pregnancy planning process, you and your partner need to understand various things related to fertility.
About 50% of couples who haven’t had a baby in a year, can get pregnant the following year if they keep trying. Surely that effort needs to be supported by careful preparation and planning.
Important Things to Know in Planning a Pregnancy
There are at least three important things that you need to understand in advance in an effort to realize pregnancy, namely:
When is the right time to have sex?
You are encouraged to have sexual relations, especially during the fertile period. In the fertile period, the ovaries release eggs that are ready to be fertilized. This period usually occurs 10-16 days before the first day of your menstruation, if you have a 28 day menstrual cycle.
You yourself can find out when you are experiencing fertility by using a fertility checker that can be purchased at a pharmacy. In addition, you can also recognize the fertile period by paying attention to certain physical symptoms, such as increased amount of fluid coming out of the vagina, increased sexual desire, breast tightness, and a slightly increased body temperature.
Therefore, do not miss the opportunity to have sex when your fertile period arrives. You can work around this by having sex as often as possible, at least every two or three days. This will increase the chance of getting pregnant.
Do you and your partner have fertility disorders?
About 4 out of 10 couples who don’t get offspring after working for a year without safety usually have fertility problems. Disorders that occur generally in the form of failure of the ovaries to release eggs or a disturbance in the quality or quantity of sperm.
When planning a pregnancy, of course don’t blame each other. Both partners are encouraged to jointly carry out consultation and fertility checks to the obstetrician.
There may be certain problems, such as disorders of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system. In addition, there may be certain health conditions that affect fertility, such as sexually transmitted infections, underweight or excessive weight, or too much exercise.
How long is the average time needed to get pregnant?
Actually there is no standard set of how long it takes to get pregnant, because every woman has different conditions. This depends on many things, one of which is the age factor of women to get pregnant.
If you are around 30 years old, your chances of getting pregnant have decreased and will continue to decrease with age. The chance of getting pregnant will then decrease dramatically at the age of 40 years.
Therefore, if you are under 35 years old and have not had a baby even though you have tried for one year, it helps you to consult an obstetrician. The goal is that the doctor can help find out whether your chance to get pregnant can be increased, and help plan your pregnancy.
In addition to doing the three things in planning for pregnancy above, of course you and your partner must also maintain health by adopting a healthy diet, regular exercise, and not smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages.
The chance of getting pregnant can be higher if you and your partner are in good health. If various plans have been undertaken but also no results, you may need to consider IVF or adoption.