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Getting Pregnant

Some people seem to look at a pregnancy test and get a positive result, whereas other people try for years and years and go through all sorts of treatments, but to no avail. Getting pregnant is more difficult than many of us think, and fertility problems are common. This is due to a variety of reasons, some known, some speculated.

For instance, it is a known fact that women, including myself, now wait longer before they have children. They want to establish their career and their independence first and feel like they have lived their lives before they settle down to give the same to their children. While this is perfectly okay (I did it too after all), it does mean that it is more likely that a woman will struggle with pregnancy the older she gets. The older a woman gets, the harder it will be for her to become pregnant, and the more likely it will be for her to experience complications.

But age is not the only thing that stands in the way of getting pregnant. Some women have conditions like lupus, fibroids, undiagnosed illnesses, autoimmune disorders, and more. Sometimes, these issues can affect fertility as well. Thus, it is important to be aware of the strategies that women might want to use if they encounter difficulties in conceiving.

I was lucky myself. Just as I was about to give up and begin looking at various solutions, I got pregnant. But by then, I had already considered fertility drugs, in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, and adoption, just in case. Those are the various strategies women who are struggling with getting pregnant can use if they want have a child.

There are also a variety of things that you can do to help with getting pregnant whether you have fertility issues or not. I will discuss such things as looking after your own diet and exercise regime, medication, supplements, alcohol consumption, and more.

I will even delve into the concept of gender selection. Choosing the gender of your baby, should you have a preference, means that you have to change your diet, have intercourse at different times, monitor your ovulation cycle, and more. Perhaps it is not the most romantic thing in the world, but it can be done. There is clearly a lot more to getting pregnant than simply hoping for the best, and this section will look at each of those elements.