The number of women getting pregnant in their 20s is decreasing. At this day and age, women prefer working hard and going up in the success ladder then build their own family after. That’s okay. You want to secure your future kids; future. The problem is when you are too preoccupied with work and your biological clock tells you that having your own baby is almost next to impossible.
Don’t worry. If Halle Berry, Eva Mendes and Julianne Moore did it, so can you, right. Here are tips on how to get pregnant even in your 40s.
Go for a baby-friendly diet
Diet plays an important role in pregnancy. In this case, make sure to go for a baby-friendly diet. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy carbs are your best bets. Processed food, trans fat, saturated fat and protein from animals could mess up your ovulation and decrease your hormonal levels.
Deal with any health issues
As you age, it is normal for you to experience various health issues. Believe it or not, this could affect your chances of getting pregnant. Even if you feel fine, make sure to get your health checked thoroughly. This way, you could address any underlying issues and improve your chances.
Aside from proper diet, moderate to vigorous exercise lowers the risk of infertility. At the same time, it helps you maintain a healthy weight, which eventually boosts your chances of getting pregnant.
When you work out, make sure to combine cardio, stretching and strength training exercises. Set aside 30 minutes to an hour everyday and you will find yourself getting that bun in the oven.
Kick the butt
Unhealthy lifestyle habits lower your possibility of getting pregnant at 40. If you are smoking and want to get pregnant, then kick the butt as soon as possible. Aside from contributing to lung cancer, smoking kills your healthy egg cells and brings menopause earlier than usual.
Even if you go for in vitro fertilization, there is no guarantee of success. This includes secondhand smoking too. The same goes with drinking alcohol, caffeine and stress.
Rethink about your birth control
If you want that little munchkin, then evaluate the birth control methods you used to prevent you from having one. Stop birth control methods from the day you decide you want a baby. Contrary to popular belief, it won’t take months before you get regular ovulation. Give your body some time to recover and you’re back on track in no time.
Choose your doctor wisely
At the end of the day, you need a doctor who will work with you every step of the way. It is not enough that she is the best doctor in town. Your ob-gyn should not only be knowledgeable about infertility but also listens to your concerns and helps you find an appropriate solution for your needs. The role of your doctor is crucial. If your doctor doesn’t attend to your needs, move on to the next one.
Are you ready to get pregnant?