How Hard Is It To Get Pregnant
We've all heard the horror stories, theteenage couple gets pregnant the first time, or gets pregnant without doing it all Ã laScrubs. but really, how hard is it to get pregnant? Hey guys Julia here for DNews As more men and women push back their biologicalclocks to match up with their professional ambitions, fertility issues seem to be onthe rise. But the thing is, it's pretty easy to getpregnant. Especially if you're in the prime biological age range, which most researchersagree for women is between 2035 and men too
experience a decline in fertility as theyage. And before you ask, yes you can get pregnant the first time you have sex, yes you can getpregnant standing up, yes you can get pregnant if you have sex on your period, yes you canget pregnant even without ejaculation! Among couples without fertility problems,60 percent will be pregnant within three months, and 75 percent within six months. About 85percent of all couples will get pregnant within a year, but it's not all sunshine and rosesand babies. Besides age, the weirdest things can affectyour fertility. Like research from the from the Norwegian University of Science and Technologyfound that women who work out too much can
have reduced fertility. In a large study ofnearly 3,000 women researchers found that those who train or exercise everyday and thosewho train until they're exhausted had lower fertility than other women. Smoking is another fertility damper. One studypublished in the journal Obstetrics Gynecology found that women who smoked produced lesseggs when undergoing fertility treatments. For every 10pack years of smoking, womenproduced 2.5 fewer mature oocytes and two less embryos. And multiple other studies backup the smoking and fertility issues link. Water bottles too can affect your chancesof getting pregnant. BPA stands for Bisphenol
A, can be found in a lot of plastic things,like receipts and water bottles. The chemical helps plastic be more flexible keeps it frombreaking. Unfortunately, it leaks from those products pretty easily. Like into your waterin your bottle. Several studies link BPA exposure to troubleswith conceiving. One study published in the journal Human Reproduction found a link betweenwomen's exposure to the chemical and lower fertility. They found that women with higherlevels of BPA levels produced less eggs during fertility treatments, like 24 percent fewereggs. But it doesn't just cause problems withwomen. One study found that men who had high
levels of the chemical experienced a 20% declinein fertility. Basically the chemical mimics estrogen and lowers men's sperm count. And men should be wary of another factor,summertime. Another study published in the journal Reproduction found that men seemedto have trouble during the summer. In a study of over 2200 men, researchers in the UK foundthat men who produced a lot less sperm, were twice as likely to have produced that sampleduring the summer. And the researchers aren't so sure why that is, some think it might haveto do with sunlight. Sperm is produced a few months before it's released as ejaculate,so that sperm sample given during the summer
might have been made a few months before whenit was dark and grey in England. So maybe the lack of vitamin D had something to dowith lower sperm count. More research is needed. So if you are trying to conceive, avoid smoking,plastic, summer, and some studies say to avoid tight whiteys too. And no matter your troubles,researchers say â€œthe most important thing for people trying to conceive is having alot of sex.â€� And once you are pregnant it seems there'sall these rules and weird superstitions, to separate fact from fiction, check out thisgreat tutorial on the top 5 pregnancy myths. So do you have any other questions about makinga baby? Let us know down in the comments below.