Today, unlike articles, most of the things that I am going to tell you are not based on purely scientific evidence, but more on personal and professional experience that makes me aware of the situations that I am going to tell you about. Stories in which I try to accompany you, relieve you on certain days, encourage you on others, and in many cases make me almost as happy as you and when you finally achieve the dream of being parents. I want to tell you about mean time for a woman to get pregnant and how stress, anxiety, overwhelm and all related moods influence the search for motherhood and fatherhood.
Many couples, once they decide to start consciously to expand their family, change their way of thinking and feeling that search. Sexual relations begin to lead to the search itself, sometimes everything else that surrounds them is forgotten, even in more extreme cases the sphere of the couple is forgotten. Possibly it is the first mistake, because the beginning of the journey must be fun, accompanied and as spontaneous as possible. Pregnancy is a natural thing, so let's treat it with that nature.
There are certain tips to help increase your chances of pregnancy (look for fertile days, recommended sexual positions, body temperature, etc.), but they are tips. Sometimes this type of measures can be much more counterproductive than positive, since the level of personal self-demand (each person is a world, but I speak as something that happens on a regular basis) will increase as the dates pass and the date is not reached. expected result.
Surely your friend, your neighbor or more than one acquaintance has told you how great it is to breastfeed her newborn or that the grandparents were very eager to have grandchildren. But what he may not have told you is how long they have been looking for that baby. Fortunately or unfortunately, we live in a society in which we easily sing about achievements, but what we think is a failure, we keep or hide.
The first thing I want to tell you, and emphasize, is that not getting pregnant is not a failure at all, disappointment or disgrace (unfortunately in many Asian countries, there is such a stigma, but not here). The search process is something that can take months and even years. I want to tell you a little about what the average time can be and be within what is possible, so that you do not enter a stress loop ahead of time.
Age plays a fundamental role if we talk about fertility, especially for women, but generalizing and not going into the detail of age, a normal and prudential time of pregnancy can be between 6 and 9 months. This interval of 6-9 months is with a sexual frequency of 2-3 times / week at least.
So you already have a new mental label to eradicate, nothing to stress when menstruation goes down the second month after you start trying to get pregnant. Record yourself, that you are going to be 9 months looking for it without results, you have to banish almost before starting that this can trigger anxiety, problems or self-demand. In the end we will see why it should be avoided.
The chance and randomness in this type of tricks is maximum. Even so I will tell you some tips that you can apply:
- Once you have finished sexual intercourse, lie down for a while, face up. Place a pillow under the buttocks. % Reliability? Not proven, but by testing you don't lose anything.
- Innovate with new things, do not focus on the same positions, or days or hours to do it regularly, experiment. The aim is that you do not get into monotony, it cannot become an obligation.
- Play sports, stay active and try to share it with your partner. 'Mens sana in corpore sana'.
In this last section, I will try to approach the scientific side again. Establishing the relationship between levels of anxiety or depression and rates of pregnancy or infertility are difficult to quantify. Basically because it is difficult to know 'how much anxiety you have', 'how much depression' or 'if this depression is caused exclusively because you do not get pregnant or for other reasons'.
What is clear according to several studies, and it is something that speaks for itself, is that women with cancer, acquired immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or serious illnesses have very similar levels of stress, depression and anxiety.
There is no direct demonstrable data that indicates that stress acts directly on the fertility level, what does have a very clear relationship is the other way around, infertility, not finding the desired pregnancy leads to these levels of anxiety or stress beginning to emerge .
But is there a direct relationship between stress and pregnancy rate? The stress level and pregnancy rate curves are inversely proportional, so it is clear that there must be a relationship.
It was shown that as the stress level decreased, the rate of completed pregnancies began to increase. It is also true that the data is biased, since of course lower levels of stress can mean that you may have more free time and more options to have sex, which carries a higher probability of pregnancy.
Even so, the incidence exists, so you must be aware of the risk of anxiety, depression or stress in a search for pregnancy, to try to manage and minimize them to a minimum.
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