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October 10, 2016

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WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?

With ovulation prediction, the average couple under 35 is pregnant in less than three months, especially if they've had sex at the right time every cycle.

October 08, 2016

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TWO WEEK WAIT AND WHEN TO TEST FOR PREGNANCY

Let's say you successfully predicted your ovulation, done the horizontal mambo at what you think was the right time, and now......you wait. Wait is no fun. However, you don't want to waste your money and emotions doing pregnancy tests too early. So, when is the right time to test for pregnancy?


According to North Carolina study, the average implantation time was 9 days past ovulation. It takes two or three days after implantation for the embryo to make enough HCG for a home pregnancy test to work.So that means the majority of women won't get a positive until 11 DAYS past ovulation.

October 04, 2016

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Gum disease can increase the time it takes to become pregnant

Gum disease could significantly delay the chances of conceiving, fertility specialists have found.

In the first study of its kind, researchers found women with gum disease took an extra two months to get pregnant compared with those who had healthy teeth and gums.

So, take care of your teeth and gums!

October 04, 2016

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Is it safe to fly when trying to conceive ?

There is no reason for concern regarding a possible effect on fertility of radiation from a few airplane flights. The dose for radiation will have effects on fertility if it would be about two flights per day for about 700 years.
If you are actively trying to conceive, do not let the flight scare you (neither before nor after your ovulation) Just keep up healthy habits during your trip, avoid stress and do not lift heavy items. Enjoy your gateaways and fill them with a great amount of positive emotions!

October 03, 2016

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Top Yoga Asanas That Boost Fertility

For many women, getting pregnant does not take a lot of effort. But if you happen to fall on the wrong side of statistics, you may experience one of the most heartbreaking conditions – infertility. The inability to become pregnant can leave a woman depressed and hopeless.
Whether you are just starting out on the journey of trying to conceive or if you have already walked the path of infertility, the one solution you can try is yoga.

Fertility Yoga – Why Is It Essential?

Now here’s a million dollar question! How exactly does yoga work to boost fertility?

Now, in no way are we implying that you forego medical treatment and depend just on yoga to beat infertility. But this ancient form of workout can be a great weapon in your arsenal.

Here are some major ways in which yoga can effect and treat infertility:


1. Reduces Stress:

As mentioned before, stress plays a major role in slowing down your fertility. Yoga is a great way to beat stress and achieve peace of mind. Yoga is not just about the body it is also about how you breathe. The breathing techniques associated with yoga can help lower the stress hormone cortisol in the body. This is turn can increase your chances of conceiving. Not just that! With the stress gone from your life, you can even sleep better!


2. Detoxifies The Body:

Certain yoga poses can help detoxify the body and help boost your fertility. Yoga can also help relax tight muscles and connective tissues.


3. Increases Circulation:

Many infertility issues arise due to blockages. With yoga, you can increase your blood circulation and ensure that it reaches the reproductive organs. This can help create a positive environment for a pregnancy!


4. Works On Your Immune System:

Yoga is great way to boost your immunity. Practicing yoga helps you find your inner calm, which in turn can help raise the number of white blood cells in the body. This not just helps you keep common diseases at bay but can also help you beat infertility.


5. Helps Keep The Ovaries Healthy:

Certain yoga poses reroute the blood flow to reach the ovaries. This helps to provide these specific organs with more oxygen, making them healthier. It is important to note that ovarian dysfunction is a common cause of infertility in women. So, yoga can be a great tool for women with ovary related issues.


6. Helps Deal With Hormonal Treatment Better:

If you are already struggling with infertility and undergoing hormonal treatment, yoga can be of help. With all those hormones in the body, it is easy to fall into the depths of physical and mental distress. This negative energy in the body can reduce your chances of conceiving. With yoga, you can minimize these side effects and increase your chance of becoming pregnant. So, whether you are on Clomid, trying IUI, or IVF, yoga can be of great help.


What Kinds Of Yoga Are Beneficial For Conception?

Yoga is all about how you do it and not how much.

- Hatha yoga is considered to be very ideal for fertility as it involves slower and flowing movements.
- The deep and slow breathing involved in this yoga calms your mind and allows for focus and concentration to set in.
- The various holding poses called Asanas will help improve blood circulation as your mind reaches a state of peace.
- While holding a certain pose, you have to imagine in your mind that a vital energy is flowing into your genital area.
These productive mind associations actually trigger the feeling of well-being and energy to the affected area.

1. Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend):

The Paschimottanasana stimulates the ovaries and uterus. The forward bend stretches the muscles at the lower back, hips and hamstrings. This particular yoga for fertility relives stress, depression and it will gradually improve fertility levels in you. 

2. Hastapadasana (Standing forward bend):

In Hastapadasana you have to bend forward touching the hand to the feet. It stretches all the important muscles of the back and this will improve the blood supply to the pelvic region and nervous system. This bend helps relieve stress from the abdomen region and make the spinal cord more flexible. 

3. Janu Shirasana (One-Legged Forward Bend):

Janu Shirasana will be very useful during pregnancy as it will strengthen your lower back muscles. When properly executed, this yoga pose is very relaxing and releases tension from the lower back. It effectively stretches the calves and the hamstrings, making them very supple.

4. Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose):

The Baddha Konasana improves the flexibility in your private part and hip regions, as it stretches the inner thighs, genital and knees. It helps release any toxins and negative energy in the areas of hip and groin. Your pelvis, abdomen and back are stimulated by plentiful blood supply. The flapping of thighs also increases sperm count in men. For women, coupled with Sarvangasana, it aids the ovaries to function properly and removing irregular menses. This pose not only increases fertility levels but also ensures a smoother delivery, if practiced till late pregnancy. 

5. Viparita Karani (Legs Up The Wall Pose):

This position, Viparita Karani,relieves backache and improves the flow of blood to the pelvic region. As this pose stretches the back of the neck, front torso and back of the legs, it easily helps in relaxing your feet and tired legs. Even with a decent fertility rate, you can increase the chances of conception by relaxing in this posture after sex. 

6. Balasna (Child’s Pose):

In this pose, the muscles of hips, thighs and ankles are stretched and strengthened. It calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue, and in better alignment of pelvis and increase blood flow, which is important to increase fertility rate in the body.

7. Kapalbhati Pranayama (Rhythmic Rapid Breathing):

Blood cells get purified with this Pranayama further enhancing the quality and quantity of reproductive cells.Kapalbhati cures almost all diseases, as it balances hormone levels of the body. In the process, your brain gets influenced in a good manner and hence your whole body is cleansed. 

8. Nadi Shodhan pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing):

This simple breathing technique helps calm your mind and body by releasing the accumulated stress. It also helps purify the nadis (subtle energy channels), thus enabling smooth flow of prana. By de-stressing the mind and body, this pranayama lets you relax, making the body more fertile and approach the process of conception with a fresh perspective. 

9. Supported Shoulder Stand:

This pose requires balancing the body weight on your shoulders. The pose is said to trigger your thyroid gland when the sternum presses on the thyroid area. It is important to relax your tongue and throat as much as you can. This pose also increases the blood flow to your uterus after relaxing your pelvis.

10. Bridge Pose:

This is a tough yogic pose. This asana requires you to lift your pelvic region up while keeping your buttock muscles firm. When the pelvic area is thrust upwards, both the energy and blood flow get circulated to the uterus and ovaries. Try and stay in the pose for at least 30 seconds before coming back into normal state.

11. Cobra Pose:

This is an important asana that strengthens your back muscles while stimulating hormone production in the uterus. Lie on your stomach. Later, lift your upper body portion by putting your weight on your hands. Raise the upper body and look up. Hold the pose for about few seconds as you breathe.

12. Shavasana (Yogic sleep):

Shavasana or corpse pose is helpful to induce a conscious yogic sleep called Yoga Nidra. It aids in attaining equilibrium in the body and mind. This pose is very simple yet powerful amongst other fertility yoga poses for women, as it helps in uplifting the state of mind and making one more optimistic in their approach. Since mental health is also equally important, this meditative state of sleep does not improve the level of fertility directly, but it certainly puts you at ease and is very useful for couples who wish to start a family. Do Shavasana after finishing all the yoga poses for fertility recommended in this article.

October 03, 2016

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CONCEPTION AFFIRMATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you heard of The Law of Attraction? Simply defined, it is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results. Well, we can change! We can change our thoughts and self talk to benefit, empower and heal us by learning the art of creating positive affirmations.

September 28, 2016

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Conception is a rare event

A healthy couple in their 20's has only 25 percent chances of conceiving each month. A healthy 30-year-old woman has a 20% chance per month of getting pregnant and that chance drops drastically by 40-years-old with only a 5% chance.

September 22, 2016

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THE LENGTH OF LUTEAL PHASE

Luteal phase is the phase between when ovulation occurs and your next cycle starts. The luteal phase typically lasts 12-16 days for most women. However if your luteal phase is short (less than 10 days), you might have trouble getting pregnant.

 

September 21, 2016

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Sex Timing for Having a Boy Versus a Girl

 Increase your chances for having a boy! If you want a boy, aim to have sex two or three days before ovulation. Once you get a positive, no more sex.


September 21, 2016

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Sex Timing for Having a Girl Versus a Boy

 

The research suggests that sex the day of ovulation is more likely to result in a girl. If you want a girl, time sex as close to ovulation as possible, between 12 hours before and 6 hours after ovulation.