Kamis, 23 Februari 2017

How To Increase Chances Of Getting Pregnant

How To Increase Chances Of Getting Pregnant

How to get pregnant - Improve your chances of getting pregnant

The most natural thing in the world unless of course you can't more and more women are struggling to get pregnant, especially as they wait to have children until they're older joining us to discuss ways to improve your odds Dr. Keith Edelman he's the director of obstetrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and the author of two books, including pregnancy for dummies thanks for joining us dr. Adelman thanks for having me people think about pregnancy issues the first thing that comes to mind is age how old is too old

There's really no absolute how old is too old, it's really depends on a lot of different things are you still producing eggs are you still ovulating regularly are you still having normal cycles are is your general health good you know if, if you're still ovulating at 45 and your health is good, then there's really no reason why you can't conceive at 45 some women however at age 38 stop ovulating
Or decrease the number of times that they ovulate for years, so it really is an individual answer to that each woman is different there's a lot of information out there though that ok after 35 your risks go up exponentially after 40 years risk so go up exponentially talk a little bit about that

well there are several different issues you know after 35 the chances of conceiving odeon it becomes more difficult after you after you reach the age of 35 and also the chances of conceiving a fetus it at that chromosomally abnormal goes up so it's not just being able to get pregnant but it's being able to have a fetus that's that's healthy and chromosomal normal so the risk of chromosome abnormalities goes up after the age of 35 and then the chances of conception after the age of 35 goes down conception how could women know exactly where they are in their cycles to those ovulation kits and things on the market really work well the first thing you can do is pay attention of your cycles like pay attention of the first day of your last period and recorded if you have a typical 28-day cycle than most women ovulate on day 14 of a 28-day cycle if on the other hand your cycles are irregular you're not sure you can get the ovulation prediction kids from the drugstore those are actually pretty pretty young on precise a pretty accurate

let's talk about lifestyle and the most talk about some of the many ways medics medicine can help what should people do in their lifestyles to improve their chances of getting pregnant number one is trying to get as close to your ideal body weight as possible try to if you have a few extra pounds try to lose them because that cannae help increase the chances of conceiving but also they can make the pregnancy itself less complicated so that's probably rule number one any any chronic diseases that you have you want to get under control for instance if you have diabetes if you have high blood pressure you want to get those under control before you're pregnant to maximize the chances of a healthy pregnancy and also oftentimes women who have those disorders that are there not well control those are harder

those patients find it harder to get pregnant themselves to those are probably two of the biggest things the other thing is make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date general health just make sure general health is is is good and then finally one thing that's very important for women to to understand when they're contemplating pregnancy you want to make sure that you're taking extra folic acid around the time that you can see ideally you know one two three months before you can see because that has been shown in numerous studies to reduce the risk of having a birth defect known as spina bifida or our neural tube defect so it's something that's a severe disorder that you can actually help prevent if you're taking extra folic acid around the time that you can see so I'm doing all those things and I still can't get pregnant

talk to me about some of the ways in which medicine can help if you're on if you're 26 obviously you know you don't need to run to the infertility specialist if you don't get pregnant in three months but if you're 45 and you're trying to get pregnant and you've tried you know it really really diligently for six months and that may be time to go see an infertility dr. as far as increasing your chances on your own some things that your your partner can do around the time of ovulation where is the best time to actually have intercourse to maximize the chances that the egg and sperm will come together and the other thing of that men can do is to decrease the frequency of intercourse before that time of ovulation because their sperm council be higher than and that will also increase the chances of conception the egg is ovulated

talking about the getting people to ovulate the inseminating the partner how many times is enough how many times you after how many times you have to move on to something else most doctors will wait for two to four cycles with with despot what we call ovulation induction and in utero insemination and after that then they'll probably move towards something called in vitro fertilization are commonly known as IVF welcoming to toll as in vitro fertilization some of these other methods taking on a woman's body so great question i first of all there's the emotional toll of not being able to get pregnant that the the emotional stigma that goes along with that and that's that's not insignificant for a lot of women

the second thing is that there's some data to show that going through multiple IDs cycles and taking the medications that cause you to ovulate more than one egg may lead to an increased risk of things like ovarian cancer later down The road the data is a little shaky on that, but there's some emerging data to show that that might be a real issue till any of these options increase the risk to the fetus the garden-variety IV at the type that most people use has not been associated with an increased risk of fetal abnormalities.