Know the basics of pregnancy and get closer to a body suitable for pregnancy
There are many couples who are thinking about having children after their home and work have settled down. However, getting pregnant on the desired schedule is not easy even for healthy couples.
However, it is possible to increase the chances of getting pregnant and build a body that is easy to get pregnant depending on your daily lifestyle .
Therefore, this time, for those who want to get pregnant as soon as possible, I will explain the tips for creating a body and environment that makes it easier to get pregnant. For those who want to get pregnant now, as well as those who want to see the situation in the future, please use it as a reference for your daily life.
Find out in this article
- chance of natural pregnancy
- How to make a body that is easy to get pregnant
- How to create an environment that facilitates pregnancy
What is pregnancy
Pregnancy is “activities to get pregnant”, and it is to prepare your body and environment so that you can get pregnant, and to incorporate various knowledge about pregnancy yourself .
List the steps you should take during pregnancy.
- Gathering information: Talk to specialists about pregnancy and gather information from reliable sites and books.
- Review of lifestyle and environment: In order to maintain a healthy body, we will review lifestyle such as diet, sleep, and exercise. Also, get into the habit of measuring your basal body temperature at the same time.
- Predict and time intercourse by predicting your ovulation date: Time your sex to coincide with your ovulation, when you are most fertile. In order to predict the ovulation date, it is important to measure the basal body temperature.
- Get a bridal check: A bridal check is a test to check for conditions that can affect pregnancy, and is sometimes done before marriage.
- See a clinic and consider fertility treatment: If you haven't conceived in over a year after unprotected sex, there may be something wrong. Let's talk to the clinic once.
Follow the steps above to get pregnant. Don't try too hard from the beginning, start by collecting information and reviewing your living environment at your own pace.
chance of natural pregnancy
If healthy men and women have sex at the right time without using contraception, the chances of becoming pregnant are said to be about 20-30% . Many people feel that the probability is lower than they imagined.
In addition, the probability of conception is also related to a woman's age, and the ability to conceive decreases with age after peaking in her twenties.
Even for healthy men and women, the chances of conceiving naturally are not very high. Therefore, in order to increase the probability of natural pregnancy, it is necessary to build a body that is easy to conceive and correct knowledge.
How to increase your pregnancy rate by yourself
In order to specifically increase the pregnancy rate, I will explain 5 ways to create a body that is easy to get pregnant. A healthy body is very important for pregnancy. There are many things that anyone can do immediately from today, so if you want to get pregnant, please try it.
adjust one's diet
A well-balanced diet is essential for a healthy pregnancy. Basically, we recommend foods that have high nutritional value and do not cool the body . On the other hand, there are ingredients that cool the body, so be careful.
|food that warms the body
|foods that cool the body
It doesn't mean you shouldn't eat ingredients that cool your body. However, you should be careful not to overeat, and you can eat deliciously without cooling your body by devising hot vegetables.
In addition, there is a report that trans fatty acids, which are said to be "poor quality oil", reduce fertility1). Margarine and old oil contain a relatively large amount of trans fatty acids, so be careful when eating too much or cooking. Conversely, intake of omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA and EPA contained in fish is recommended2).
In addition, water-soluble vitamins (vitamin B group, vitamin C, folic acid) are essential nutrients not only for building the body for pregnancy, but also for the growth of the fetus after pregnancy. Water-soluble vitamins are nutrients that are easily deficient because they are easily excreted as urine even if they are ingested.
Women who want to become pregnant should actively take water-soluble vitamins. It is efficient not only to eat food, but also to supplement nutrients with supplements.
Aim for a healthy weight for pregnancy
Maintaining a healthy weight for pregnancy is also important as part of building a fertile body. What does weight matter? Some people may think. In fact , more than 10% of female infertility is said to be related to obesity or underweight .
Gaining and losing weight affects the secretion of female hormones, and can sometimes lead to an imbalance. As a result, menstruation becomes irregular, ovulation does not occur, and it becomes difficult to conceive.
The ideal weight for pregnancy is a BMI of 20-24. Below is a BMI calculation method, so let's calculate your own BMI.
If you have a high or low BMI, calculate your normal weight by counting backwards from your height, and aim for that weight range to get in shape.
warm the body
It is also important not to cool the body to make a body that is easy to get pregnant . As it is said that "coldness is the root of all diseases", cooling the body is not a good thing.
When the body gets cold, the blood circulation worsens, the immune system weakens, and oxygen and nutrients do not reach the entire body. When the body cools down, it becomes impossible to deliver fresh oxygen and nutrients to the ovaries and uterus.
Instead of showering, try to soak in the bathtub, try to eat warm vegetables and other foods that warm your body, and avoid cold drinks as much as possible.
If you still feel cold, we recommend wearing socks that go up to your ankles. There are also many pressure points associated with pregnancy on the feet. Make a conscious effort to warm your feet as often as possible.
Acupuncture points and moxibustion for pregnancy
It is easy to recommend the method of applying acupuncture points and moxibustion, which are effective for pregnancy . There are several acupuncture points that are said to be effective for pregnancy.
When applying acupressure, firmly press the point with your thumb for about 5 seconds, then release it after counting. Then apply acupressure on the same point for about 5 seconds. Repeat pressing and releasing at 5 second intervals and do this for 3 minutes.
Acupuncture points that are effective for pregnancy
- Yusen: The hollow part that is formed when the toes are squeezed.
- Goukoku: The side (index finger side) of the tip of the crease formed when the thumb and index finger are put together.
- Saninko: The part four finger widths above the inner ankle to the knee.
- Rokyu: The part of the palm between the middle and ring fingers when the hand is clenched.
Yusen and Hegu are health-boosting points, while Sanyinko and Laogung are called fertility points, which are said to be effective for both men and women. You can easily push a key point anytime, anywhere, so please give it a try.
use herbal medicine
It is also effective to use Chinese medicine as a constitutional improvement to create a body that is easy to get pregnant . Unlike general Western medicine, Kampo medicine has the function of slowly improving from the constitution.
A representative herbal medicine that is effective in creating a body that is easy to conceive
- Toki shakuyakusan: Those who tend to swell, get tired easily, and get cold easily
- Keishibukuryogan: Those who have cold hands and feet, hot flashes, and thick menstrual blood.
- Kamishoyosan (Kamishoyosan): Those who are stressed on a daily basis, with irritability and PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
- Hochuekkito/Shimotsuto: Those with weak stomach and intestines, sensitive to cold, and prone to heavy stomach
In addition to the Kampo medicines introduced this time, there are many more Kampo medicines according to physical conditions.
Creating a body that is easy to get pregnant includes not only improving the condition of the body, but also balancing hormones and autonomic nerves, and reducing mental stress.
We recommend that you try to incorporate Chinese medicine according to your own worries and concerns.
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Everything you need to know about how to increase your chances of getting pregnant
Here are some ways you can try to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Earlier, I focused mainly on body building, but here I will mainly talk about creating an environment for pregnancy. In order to make it easier to get pregnant, let's prepare the best condition for your body and environment.
How to measure correct basal body temperature
Take your basal body temperature under your tongue when you wake up. Then close your mouth and wait quietly until the measurement is finished.
Do not stand up when taking your temperature. Therefore, it is best to place the thermometer in a place where you can easily reach it, such as by your bedside.
It is also desirable to wake up at the same time as much as possible and measure. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day will also help you reassess your lifestyle. If your life is irregular, take this opportunity to improve it.
Depending on the menstrual cycle, a woman's body has periods when it is easy to conceive and times when it is difficult to conceive. Therefore, having sex at a time when you are more fertile increases your chances of conceiving. This is called the "timing method".
Specifically, it is desirable to have sexual intercourse about three days before and after the ovulation day. However, unlike menstruation, there is no visible change in the ovulation day, and I do not know when I ovulated.
It is possible to predict the date to some extent based on the menstrual cycle and basal body temperature, so if you want to get pregnant, be sure to measure your basal body temperature every day.
However, it may be difficult to predict the ovulation date only by measuring the basal body temperature. In order to predict the ovulation date more accurately, it is effective to have a gynecologist see how eggs grow with ultrasound. Please take it.
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Increase sexual intercourse with a partner and increase the probability
It is also effective to increase the chances of having sexual intercourse with your partner to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Earlier, I mentioned that sexual intercourse before and after ovulation increases the chances of conception.
It is said that the lifespan of an egg is about one day, and that of a sperm is about three days. The presence of one or the other does not result in pregnancy.
By increasing the chances of having sexual intercourse on a regular basis, the chances of the egg and sperm meeting will increase, and as a result, the chances of conception will also increase.
This time, I explained about "pregnancy activities" and the points to create a body and environment that make it easy to get pregnant.
How to make a body that is easy to get pregnant
- Improving lifestyle habits (diet, weight management, etc.)
- keep your body cool
- Acupuncture points and moxibustion
- Improve your constitution with herbal medicine
Creating an environment that increases the pregnancy rate
- Measurement of basal body temperature
- Practicing the Timing Method
- increase opportunities for sexual intercourse
As I mentioned at the beginning , even healthy men and women have a 20-30% chance of conceiving naturally, which is not that high.
So do whatever you can to increase your chances of getting pregnant. The methods presented here are relatively easy to work with.
Please work hard to get pregnant at your own pace while discussing with your partner.
1) Wise LA, et al. 2018 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5860620/
2) Chiu YH, et al. 2018 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001502821830428X?via%3Dihub