9 Tips to conceive a healthy baby

To improve your chances of getting pregnant, taking better care of your bodies and stress levels is the good first step. But what else can women do to improve their odds of getting pregnant and conceiving a healthy baby?

The most important advice for a woman who wants a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby is to know about her menstrual cycle said Dr. Arpitha Reddy. She is one of the best infertility and IVF specialists of Hyderabad.

To give yourself the best chance to conceive a healthy baby, there are some important things you should do before your conception.

Follow the 9 tips to conceive suggested by our fertility experts in Hyderabad.

Tips to conceive a healthy baby

    1. Record menstrual cycle frequency (Ovulation calendar)
      If you want to get pregnant, monitor whether the first days of your periods tend to come the same number of days every month. Which is considered a regular menstrual cycle. Conversely, your periods may be irregular and the menstrual cycle lengths vary from month to month. By tracking this information on an ovulation calendar, you can better predict when you are likely to be fertile.

    1. Have sex during the fertile window
      To conceive a baby you need to have sex in the five days prior to ovulation or on the day of ovulation, called fertile window. The two days before you ovulate and the day you ovulate have the highest probability of conception. Some women are turning to technological apps or websites, to help them keep notifying when they may be more likely to conceive.However, Dr.Arpitha Reddy suggests that apps or websites for fertility tracking are not that accurate.

    1. Be aware of  best positions for conceiving
      Did you know that missionary position (man on the top) is the best one for getting pregnant? This position allows the sperms to get closer to the cervix and gives the chances of conceiving. The doggy style (the man behind) is also an effective position to increase the chances of pregnancy as it involves deep penetration. This position allows the cervix to open up more when compared to other sexual position for conceiving.Sperms are very good swimmers. So, after you have had sex place a pillow under your lower back to keep the sperms swimming in the right direction and get pregnant faster.
    2. Take a prenatal vitamin
      Infertility specialists recommend that women who are trying to conceive a healthy baby, start taking a prenatal vitamin even before getting pregnant. Take 400 micrograms of folic acid every day for at least one month before getting pregnant. It helps prevent baby’s chances of birth defects. Folic acid supplementation for a healthy baby is a good idea because the neural tube develops into the brain and spine 3-4 weeks after conception occurs.
    3. Eat healthy foods
      Although there is no specific fertility-promoting diet, eating a variety of healthy foods can help prepare a woman’s body for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. A woman who is trying to conceive a healthy baby should eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and healthy sources of fat. Besides taking folic acid supplements for a healthy baby a woman can also take B vitamin foods such as green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cereals and beans.

    1. Know about age-related fertility declines
      The most important factor for becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby is your age. As a woman gets older her chances of fertility decrease because of changes in the ovaries that cause a decline in the quantity or quality of her eggs. With an increase in age, there is a risk of developing health problems such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis and the blockage of fallopian tubes, which can contribute to female infertility.Fertility treatment doctors indicate that there is a gradual fertility decline in women beginning in their 30s, a sharp decline after age 35 and fertility has fallen by half after age 40.

    1. Maintain a healthy body weight
      According to research studies, women who are overweight can take longer for getting pregnant than women whose BMI is considered normal. And women who are underweight might make it, even harder to have a baby. Our infertility expert in Hyderabad, Dr. Arpitha Reddy explains that having too much body fat produces excess estrogen, which can interfere with ovulation. Losing body weight and maintaining normal BMI before the woman trying to get pregnant, could improve her fertility and prevent childbirth complications.

  1. Avoid Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STDs) are infections that are transmitted from one person to another through sexual activity that involves the mouth, anus or vagina.STDs are a serious illness that is important to get tested and requires immediate treatment. This is because sexually transmitted diseases affect your chances of conceiving as well as your future baby. Most STDs can be treated with antibiotics and so it is a good idea for you and your partner to get checked before you are trying to conceive.
  2. Stay active
    Exercise or being active can boost your fertility and give you the strength that you will need to carry the weight you gain during pregnancy. Women who do regular or moderate exercise get pregnant faster than women who don’t exercise. Women often wonder if is safe to exercise when planning for a baby. But the infertility experts say that exercise helps in a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby for sure as it helps keep the body fit and free from stresses.

Are you still wondering how to get pregnant and have a healthy baby? Consult our team of best infertility doctors at Mums fertility center, Hyderabad for better advice to conceive a healthy baby.

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