31 Jul Habits you should avoid to get pregnant
Conceiving is a plan that sometimes ends in long waits without results. Fortunately, there are some practices that increase the chances of pregnancy, although sometimes the important thing is not what you do, but what you avoid. Here we give you some information about those habits that you should avoid if you want to get pregnant.
What to avoid to get pregnant?
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, smokers take longer to conceive. This habit increases the risk of suffering a miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.
But not only the woman should avoid this bad habit. Smoking also seriously harms sperm and fertility in men, according to numerous studies.
It is not necessary to stop drinking it completely, although if you consume more than 200 milligrams of caffeine a day (between one or two cups) you can reduce your chances of getting pregnant. Caffeine reduces the body’s ability to absorb iron, one of the key elements during pregnancy.
DRINK LESS ALCOHOL
Excess alcohol (more than two drinks) is associated with irregular periods, lack of ovulation and abnormal levels of estrogen and progesterone, which can complicate conception. Therefore, you should consider reducing or avoiding alcoholic beverages.
LEAVE SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE BEHIND
Do not leave the idea of leaving the sofa and starting being more active for tomorrow. Regular and moderate physical activity, such as walking or cycling is recommended for women to try to get pregnant.
STRESS IS NOT YOUR BEST ALLY
Find a way to relax! Women with high levels of stress have a twice-increased risk of having their fertility impaired. Our recommendation is that you try alternatives such as yoga and other meditation techniques. It is shown that some of these practices help to clear the mind and calm down.
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