Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Difficulty Making Babies?

I know a couple of married folks who have challenges getting pregnant and making babies, this shouldn't be so as long as you are doing it right (the right thing at the right time).
Before you raise an eye brow and say its out of place for me to talk about sex and baby making,  remember I studied Genetics/Biotechnology (University of Calabar) so relax! you are in safe hands. If I don't talk about it, who will? I think I should even add Geneticist/Genetic Counselor to my profile, What do you think?
Baby-making sex is not so different from normal sex but should be done at the right time in a conducive environment, and with some special techniques to it.
Let's get down to some sex tips that could ease conception and baby making.

* First things first you need to be healthy and ready before you attempt getting pregnant: Take Folic acid constantly for 1-3 months before conception and after conception, and get your tubes checked.

* It’s a good idea for you both to have a routine STI test. Some STIs like Chlamydia can cause blocked fallopian tubes and affect your chances of conception.

* An average woman ovulates on the 14th day of her menstrual cycle, but it varies with different women. Calculate your circle to know when you are ovulating and hit the nail at the head. (Need help? Contact me).
Ovulation happens within 24 hours on your most fertile day, although your fertile period spans between 3-4 days before and 3-4 days after ovulation so you have a week or more to enjoy baby-making sex.

* Sunshine is good for making babies. Studies show women lacking in Vitamin D take longer to get pregnant so try to get as much sunshine as you can, take a Vitamin D supplement to provide your body with enough Vitamin D.

* Like many men, erection happens in the early hours of the morning when testosterone levels are typically higher- that’s a great time for baby sex! Testosterone is the ‘hormone of desire’ and studies show the more testosterone in his body, the more improved the quality of his sperm.

* Avoid oral sex down there during fertile period. Oral sex could lower fertility, this is because saliva contains digestive enzymes and other agents which can damage the sperm.

* Lubricant facilities the swimming journey of the sperm through the Fallopian tubes, but choose carefully: Some lubricants create conditions which are less favourable for sperm, so make sure it is sperm friendly, a natural lubricant which won’t alter the acid balance of the vagina.

* There’s no such thing as too much baby sex, the more sex the more chances of conception. Most people think that too much sex might lessen the amount of sperm, or the quality of it but luckily the opposite is true. Many couples don’t have sex at all after ovulation for two or more weeks, and start sex again when they are close to ovulation. How do you expect to make babies when most of the sperm will be dead before you try again? It is so important to keep the sperm moving so that it is fresh and healthy when required. Plenty of sex also releases fertility hormones in men and women. Bear in mind sperm survives inside the body for 3-5 days or even longer, so aim to have sex at least three times a week, which will provide a constant flow of sperm inside the fallopian tubes.

* A quickie is just as good as slow sex. Often men worry about ‘How long they last, what size they are’- None of these affect the chances of making a healthy baby.

* No orgasm? No worries! a woman can easily get pregnant without orgasm, although the odds may be slightly better if she does. To achieve this, avoid putting too much pressure on either of you. If you become too obsessed with the end goal, it can lead to performance anxiety and even loss of erection. Remember to enjoy the sex, rather than seeing it as a chore!
As long as he ejaculates inside your orgasm doesn't really count.

* Women can become anxious when they see sperm flowing out of their vagina after sex, its normal. There’s no need to keep your legs in the air after sex – or perform a bicycling motion! The advice is for women to ideally lay flat for 15 minutes after sex which will give the sperm time to swim through the cervical canal - the first leg to reach the egg.
Wishing You A Successful Trial

©Ajumoke Nwaeze 2014.
Ajumoke is a Writer, Singer, On Air Personality, Public Speaker and Geneticist. She writes about Pressing issues, Facts of life, real and fictional stories, health, fashion and entertainment.
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