Motherhood is definitely one of the most cherished phase of a woman’s life. Making a baby, watching him grow makes a woman feels powerful and blessed. These days, since the lifestyles have changed drastically, many women find it difficult to conceive a child. When a woman doesn’t conceive, she is considered infertile. But that is not the truth. There are many other factors which contribute to a woman’s reproductive health. These factors are so neglected that women don’t even bother to take notice and end up getting frustrated while trying to get pregnant.
Today we are bringing to your notice some of those factors which play a major role in a woman’s capability to conceive.
BMI is the Body Mass Index which determines if a person is under weight, over weight or obese depending upon the age and height. If a woman is having a very high BMI then she may face obstructions in conceiving a child. Over weight or under women, both face issues which trying to get pregnant. Weight becomes an issue at the very outset for some women due to ovulatory dysfunction. Women who are underweight do not get enough nutrition which causes their bodies to ovulate infrequently or not at all. These irregular menstruation makes it difficult for them. In overweight women, an increase in insulin levels makes the ovaries produce male hormones like testosterone and they stop releasing eggs all together. In both instances, ovulatory dysfunction can make conception very difficult.
Deficiency of Vitamin D
Vitamin D plays a very vital role in our bodies. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin which helps the body in making sex hormones. It also regulates the cell growth in our bodies. When there is an imbalance of hormones, women suffer from PMS, PCOS and infertility. Vitamin D is the right medicine in such cases. It balances the hormones and improves the overall reproductive health of a woman.
Vitamin D is also called the Sunlight Vitamin and is made in our skin when we get in contact with direct sunlight. Many women these days are deficient in Vitamin D and they can determine their deficiency by a pathological test.
Irregular sleep patterns
In the times when people used to wake up with the first rays of the morning sunlight and go to bed soon after the sunset, their health was far much better. These days working round the clock has increased the career opportunities but has adversely affected the health too. Stress is one of the problems which has seen a rise in the past few decades. People are so stressed these days that they don’t fall asleep even after they go to bed. This lack of sleep had disturbed the hormonal levels to such an extent that women find it impossible to get pregnant.
A hormone called Melatonin is responsible for sleeping and waking up cycles of a person. This hormone also aids in the health of an egg before ovulation. Follicle Stimulating Hormone also gets imbalanced which result in infertility.
We all are aware of the fact that plastic products release BPA when exposed to heat. But we don’t notice that most of the foods we eat are heated in a plastic bowl or we end up serving in plastic plates. Even wrapping hot food in a plastic wrap makes it release BPA. Plastic products also release phthalates which interfere with a woman’s fertility. These phthalates are endocrine disrupters and they play with the body’s natural ability to produce and regulate reproductive hormone.
Well, this is also one of the factors which people are unaware of. While trying to get pregnant you have to make sure that you are using lubes which do not interfere with the process of conception. The lubes which contain glycerin often kill the sperm or make it hard for it to reach the egg. So, before buying lubes, make sure that it is sperm friendly, paraben free and PH balanced.
Ladies, we know that it is stressful to know that conceiving a child is tough for you but you will be happy to know that you can very easily treat these factors which affect your fertility to a great extent. For those who are not yet ready to plan a baby, it’s your guide to be a healthy womb for a healthy child.
For an easy and a healthy pregnancy, you should:
- Take care of your sleep patterns. Take at least 8 hours of sleep everyday.
- Eat nutritious food. Provide your body with all the vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly.
- Limit your exposure to gadgets and indulge in some stress relieving exercises.
- Regularly exercise to have a fit and a healthy body.
- Practice yoga or meditation to maintain your mental and physical health .
- Reduce the intake of junk food and stop using plastic.