If getting pregnant is taking longer than you anticipated, you might start considering your way of life. If you look up the topic on the internet, in books, or in magazines, you’ll find a never-ending list of dos and don’ts that seem to have an impact on conception. Many of these pearls of wisdom do contain good advice, but some only serve to further confuse you.
Exercise is one of the most hotly contested topics in relation to the potential for conception. Even though you might feel incredibly vulnerable right now, we can assure you that exercise won’t hurt you. The right kind and amount of exercise could actually improve your chances of getting pregnant by enhancing your fertility.
You benefit greatly from staying active while trying to get pregnant. For a healthy cardiovascular system, regular aerobic exercise—those exercises that raise your heart rate and get your blood pumping—is crucial. Who isn’t under a little stress while trying to conceive? Working out increases endorphin production, which helps to reduce stress.
There are a few restrictions even though exercise is generally advised for women both before and during pregnancy. Consult your doctor if there is a reason you shouldn’t exercise, not even low-impact exercise. Always share with your doctor your preferred types of exercises, frequency of workouts, and level of intensity.
When you’re TTC, moderate forms of exercise for five hours or less per week are typically advised for healthy women of all body types. Try lowering the intensity if you typically push yourself hard and long during your workouts. Replace your strenuous exercise with one of the following suggestions:
It is a safe exercise for every person. It’s great for your heart, builds endurance, is low-impact, and works wonders to relieve stress.
You can bust a move and increase blood flow by dancing. Additionally, dancing provides a respectable calorie burn.
A great way to exercise is to ride a bike for 30 minutes a few times per week. If you’re sharing the road, just make sure you’re safe; use a helmet, and keep an eye out for reckless drivers.
Yoga is a fantastic way to loosen up (great for giving birth!) and unwind. Yoga can undoubtedly help you manage the stress of infertility. A yoga body is strong and svelte. Don’t push your body too hard when exercising, whether you do yoga at home or in a studio. Bikram (hot yoga) may also not be recommended. Consult a medical professional.
A beneficial method for maintaining your health and enhancing your fertility is Pilates. Pilates is calming while still being challenging.
One of the best forms of exercise for women who are TTC is swimming. Without overtaxing your joints, you can still get a good cardio workout. When you swim for exercise, you can choose your own pace and increase it. For those who are just beginning a fitness regimen, this is a great option.
Always pay attention to your body, and drink plenty of water. Never put yourself at risk for a fall or injury, and be careful if you don’t regularly exercise because you could become pregnant at any time.
Regular runners might need to put their training on hold for a little while. The best course of action is to put off any marathon training for the time being because long-distance, intense running can occasionally interfere with ovulation.
At BabyScience IVF Clinics, we provide a complete list of exercises to do and not to do to couples having fertility treatments with us. Get in touch with our doctors if you have any queries on exercises for fertility.