Have you been trying to conceive but it’s just not working? There could be a number of things that could be preventing you from getting pregnant. There may be a physical or medical condition interfering with your conception efforts. There are some disorders, like PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), that may be halting it altogether.
This is where diet and exercise, and a consultation with your doctor, can help you become pregnant. They may be able to provide you with a solution to beat your condition. In vitro fertilization may be an option as well. This method of conception can artificially inseminate your egg and increase your chances of having a child.
While this may be the case for some, for others it may be a case of lifestyle. Eating the wrong foods can have an effect on the body that causes it to not function properly, including the reproduction system. A lack of exercise caused by a sedentary work environment that carries into our home lives also hinders the body from being in prime shape and able to conceive.
No matter the cause, doctors will agree that diet and exercise can help you in your attempts to get pregnant. Here, we focus on the exercises considered the best for conception.
Walking or Running
This is a good exercise that almost everyone can start with. Walking allows you to build up a pace that gets your heart pumping a little bit more than usual — speed walking or power walking would be the goal here. Running is a good cardio exercise that gets the blood flowing faster through your body, sending more of it and more fresh oxygen to the cells and organs of your body. The more blood flows through your body, the better it functions. Do not overdo it; build up your stamina slowly. The worst thing you can do is hurt yourself, which will defeat the purpose of your exercising.
Yoga exercises are beneficial because they focus on the flexibility of the body and the strength of the muscles. The practice of yoga also focuses on relaxation through its slow transitions from one position to another as well as the breathing exercises encouraged therein. Yoga helps improve your balance and endurance, as well as toning the body; it can help prepare your body in many ways for a baby — and can help you in many ways for engaging in conceptive acts.
Be careful not to overstretch yourself. Yoga has been known to cause a number of injuries including:
- Wrist strains
- Elbow pain
- Neck injuries
- Hamstring tears
- Lower back pain
Another way of losing weight is through high-intensity interval training. If you have never experienced one of these sessions, then it is best to start at the lowest degree a program offers. Although instructors of such workouts, including those found in Youtube videos, encourage you to fight through the burn and push yourself to the limit, they also tell you to reduce the amount of weight you are using or reduce the number of repetitions you do so that you do not hurt yourself.
As you push through the exercises, your body will slim from the calories you are burning off and your muscles will become more defined. This is putting your body in a great position to carry a baby as well as making you feel better overall. If you are used to performing these exercises prior to conceiving a baby, then you may even be able to continue them during the pregnancy, with a few limitations.