How To Increase Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant At 35 Years Old
Trying to get pregnant at 35 takes a little more effort than at 18!
If you are trying to get pregnant at 35, it will probably take you a little while longer. But it can happen. Don’t let your age deter you. As my mum says, “what is for you, won’t go by you!”
We all know that fertility declines with age but with a very good diet, low stress, and tests to ensure that there are no obvious reasons for fertility issues (disease, sperm count etc) you can have the baby you want. I did, Michelle did and so did countless other women.
You probably need to start doing things like checking your temperature, ovulation etc if you have been following a very good eating plan but have not got pregnant within six months of trying.
“Cut the caffeine and yes you will hate me, the chocolate has to go too. But do it slowly!”
How To Increase Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant At 35 Years Old
You may already have been told this and hopefully, your doctor was a little more sensitive than mine! At age 38 we have old eggs – yeah at an age when most women are starting to feel more like Golden Girls rather than Sex in the City types, the Younger! doctors will tell you that your eggs are older than you are.
Wonderful – just what the doctor ordered. You see your eggs were part of you whilst you were your mum’s bump so hence they are older. And being older they may have lost some of their joy de Vivre! But you can recover the quality of your eggs by following a few simple steps:
1 – Don’t listen to the doctors talking about age!
2 – Ask for a nutritional analysis to check your zinc, calcium and selenium levels. Bring your partner and get him checked too as he is integral to this process.
3 – Have a full check up to discount problems such as polycystic ovaries, fibroids, and other health issues.
4- Eat more fat. What! Yes, I did say/write eat more fat but the good stuff. I am talking about essential fatty acids found in seeds, nuts, and oily fish. Discuss taking a supplement of Omega 3 and Omega 6 with your doctor.
There are so many tips to help when Trying to get pregnant at any age, never mind the “old” age of 38 lol I can’t list them all tonight.
You need extra help To Increase Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant At 35 Years Old or older
Your diet is very important when trying to get pregnant – make sure you follow these steps. You will notice a trend emerging – EAT MORE VEGETABLES!
You both need up to 400ug of Folic Acid per day!
You will have heard that every woman who wants a baby should increase the quantity of folic acid in her diet. Women assume that this is to prevent Spina Bifida in the baby and it certainly helps do that. But what most women don’t know is that they are probably lacking a lot of B vitamins which are vital to fertility and that includes folic acid.
You are especially vulnerable if you are vegetarian or vegan. Women who have digestive problems may also be lacking in folic acid. Folic acid deficiency causes fertility problems in men as well. if you or your man enjoy alcohol you may be even more at risk of not having sufficient B vitamins.
This is of particular importance to the man in your life. Selenium is used in the production of sperm’s tails – they need to belong in order to help them swim to get to your egg on time.
It stands to reason then that lack of this mineral has been linked to sperm mobility issues. Men with low sperm count often have low selenium levels when tested.
Get your man down to the Dr today – lack of selenium can be solved by taking a supplement of 100 ug per day – not a bad price to pay for increased fertility and longer tailed sperm!
Essential Fatty Acids
These fats are also involved in boosting your baby’s brain and central nervous system. Some of us are ingesting too much Omega 6, thanks to increased consumption of vegetable oils.
To help prevent miscarriages and abnormal sperm, you should increase the quantity of Omega 3 fats in both of your bodies. Yes, this one is for him too!
Swap some Omega 6 sources for Omega 3 to balance out the requirements of a healthy body. You can find Omega 3 in green vegetables and oily fish such as Salmon or Mackerel.
Vitamin A is essential to the development of your unborn baby so you need to make sure you have sufficient stores at conception.
This has had some bad press as it has been linked to birth defects – this is the Vitamin A derived from animal sources so don’t overdose on Liver. Vegetable sources are very safe to eat more tomatoes, red peppers, pumpkins, eggs, mangoes, broccoli and other green vegetables.
Do you notice a trend here – Eat More Green Vegetables!
It has been suggested that B6 can double your chances of getting pregnant. It regulates the levels of Oestrogen and Progesterone in the body.. Some experts think that Vitamin B6 will reduce your risk of a miscarriage..
Your ability to become pregnant is directly linked to the quantity of B vitamins you consume. The doctors are not fully sure of what role the different vitamins play but the evidence suggests that all women who are trying to have a baby should increase their consumption. Eat more green vegetables, oily fish (tuna, mackerel, salmon), whole grains, chickpeas and seaweeds.
Vitamin C has long been linked to ovulation. In the 1970’s women were given this vitamin when undergoing fertility treatment. Newer studies have proved the importance of Vitamin C to both partners as it can increase sperm volumes. Good sources of this vitamin include green vegetables such as Brussel sprouts, Citrus fruits, Kiwis, red peppers, and strawberries.
Improve your diet to increase your chance of being pregnant at 38
We all know Trying to get pregnant means we need to eat more healthily but what does that actually mean in terms of increasing your fertility?
You may know that increased levels of Oestrogen in your system account for a higher risk of breast cancer. But it has also been implicated as being a cause of a number of female problems which hinder your efforts to become pregnant.
Fibroids, endometriosis and heavy periods can all be linked back to higher than usual levels of estrogen. So what you can do? Eat more organic soya. Soya helps to shield the body from ingesting more estrogen so it is worth considering as an addition to your diet. You could try soya milk or add tofu to your stir fry.
Speaking of stir-frys, you need to up your consumption of fruit and vegetables. Forget 5 a day, we want 7 a day at least. Also, vary the colors – think rainbow and you get the picture!
We have already mentioned increasing the good fats so I won’t bore you with that one again.
You need to ditch the caffeine but slowly to avoid the withdrawal symptoms. I am going to be a real party pooper now but alcohol, saturated fats (those in cakes and biscuits) and GM foods are all of your diet lists as well.
Don’t worry you will thank me later! Believe me Trying to get pregnant at 38, whilst not impossible at all, does take some effort on your part.
But the prize is worth any short-term pain – I know because I won mine!
If you have any specific questions, comments, suggestions – let’s have them