It is important to keep in mind that too much trying to get pregnant can prevent conceiving. While there are many other factors that could lead to infertility or to a difficulty in becoming pregnant, the stress and anxiety caused by trying to get pregnant is a major cause of trouble for women who want children.
How does trying too hard to get pregnant affect your chances of conceiving?
However, beyond that, the situation is out of her control. Many women take time to conceive, but most healthy women will take up to a year to fall pregnant. This is completely natural. However, trying to conceive may cause a lot of anxiety and stress.
If you think and worry too much about the fact that you may not conceive or have not yet conceived you will affect your chances of becoming pregnant. It is a well-known fact that stress and anxiety can affect fertility. Many women have admitted to trying to fall pregnant for years with no success and then, when they give up and stop thinking of it as a possibility, they suddenly fall pregnant.
This is because they have stopped worrying and stressing and just allowed it to happen when their bodies and minds are ready.
The key is to maintain a relaxed and realistic state of mind, be as healthy as possible, communicate with your partner and to distract yourself from thinking about pregnancy and the fact that you have not been successful just yet.
Going to a yoga class, getting a regular massage, taking a herbal relaxation supplement and spending time with friends and family will all help you to relax and better your chances of conceiving.
What can you do if you are having trouble conceiving?
The first thing to do if you find that you have not conceived after trying for a while is to relax. Most women take up to twelve months to conceive and this is normal and healthy.
Your body must be completely ready for a baby and if you are not maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and not keeping yourself relaxed and stress-free, then you will definitely find that you will have trouble conceiving.
The next thing to do is to visit your doctor and have a full physical examination. Your doctor will be able to tell you if there is anything you are doing that could be hindering your chances of getting pregnant. Your doctor will also be able to tell you whether there is something wrong.
If you have a syndrome that is causing your infertility like PCOS, POI or endometriosis, your doctor may be able to fix your problem or give you some medication that will help you to conceive.
It is also a good idea to monitor your ovulation cycle so that you are trying at the right times in the month. Many women who get their periods regularly and at the same time every month will assume that they are ovulating regularly and at the same time every month. However, this is not the case. Many women ovulate irregularly, or not every month.
You should invest in a device that will allow you to find out when you are ovulating so that you can try at the right times in the month. This will also alert you to any problems with your ovulation cycle. Most of these devices require you to put your saliva onto a reader and the device will let you know whether you are ovulating or not.
Lastly, make sure you maintain a healthy lifestyle by not drinking excessively, by not smoking or taking excessive medication, by eating healthily and getting regular exercise and by taking vitamins and folic acid.