5. Understanding the Monthly Cycle
It is important to understand that during the second half of the menstrual cycle, progesterone, a hormone aids the body in preparing the lining of the uterus for holding a fertilized egg. In the instance the egg has not been fertilized and fails to be implanted, the egg is broken apart, which brings a reduction in the levels of progesterone within your body. Within 12-16 days, the egg, accompanied by tissues and blood particles broken away from the lining of the uterus, is excreted out of the body. This process is menstruation and it typically lasts from 3 days to a week.
6. Body weight plays a role too!
Women who are obese or overweight, keep in mind that reducing your weight can improve your chances of conceiving. A recent study revealed that women with a body mass index that is higher than the normal have a harder time, nearly twice as long, to get pregnant when compared with women with a normal BMI.
However, reducing your weight by 10% can bring about strikingly impressive improvements in pregnancy rates and encouraging ovulation. Research reveals that obesity can trigger infertility even in men, along with reducing their testosterone levels. However, keep in mind that being extremely thin and underweight also promotes infertility.
7. Age is a detrimental influence
There is volumes of medical research that reveals that fertility decreases with the passage of age, particularly during the mid-30s. Moreover, it also reduces the chances of achieving successful results from fertility boosting treatments. If you are below the age of 35 and have been struggling to conceive for a period longer than a year, you must consult a doctor right away. Similarly, if you are 35 years old and have to struggling for over 6 months, it is advisable to see an expert.
8. Fertility declines as men grow old
Research reveals that as men continue to grow old, they experience reduction in their sexual functioning, sperm movement and even their sperm count. However, studies have not yet been able to highlight a cutoff age that identifies when a man is too old to father a baby. A study revealed that men who are 45 years old or above tend to take much longer to impregnate a woman and the couple have to try multiple times. If your partner is much older than you, it is best to consult an expert on how your chances of conceiving can be improved.