Your Guide To Pregnancy

Assuming a healthy lifestyle, with a good diet and regular exercise, most women should be able to continue life as usual while they’re pregnant. At IVF Centre test tube baby center in India, we believe that from taking vitamins to what to do with the kitty litter that can help ensure safe and healthy prenatal development.


1. When is your fertile period?


The egg is released from the ovary at about the 14th day before the next period. In a woman who has a period every 28 days, this happens on the 14th day. This is very variable and would depend on the length of each woman’s cycle. Timing intercourse only during the ten days around ‘ovulation’ or the so-called ‘fertile period’ is no longer advised. The egg is alive for 24 hours beyond which it cannot be fertilized. The sperms, however, are capable of fertilizing the egg for at least 48 hours. Therefore, rather than restricting intercourse to the ‘fertile period’ and hoping to get pregnant – it is advisable to have intercourse every 48 hours to enable an adequate number of sperms to be present all the time, ready to fertilize the egg.


2. Take folic acid tablets



The most important thing is to take a good pregnancy multivitamin. A folic acid is a B group vitamin tablet which we advise you to take for at least a month before you plan a pregnancy. Taking folic acid helps to prevent birth defects of your brain and spinal cord. It has no side effects.


3. Rubella antibody testing


Rubella is a virus and if infection with this virus occurs for the first time in pregnancy, your baby can be affected too. Therefore, it is very important that a blood test is done to ensure that you already have protection against rubella. If you do not have antibodies already, we will advise a rubella vaccine to give you protection and also advise you to avoid pregnancy for one month.


4. Watch your BMI


A BMI above 25 and a BMI below 20 may delay your getting pregnant. Therefore ideal body weight is essential. Remember there is a 4% decrease in fertility for every point in BMI above 30.



5. Eat healthily


A balanced meal with carbohydrates, protein, and unsaturated fats, fiber is essential. Moderation is the word to remember- too much of anything is not good!


6. Fertility foods


One-quarter of all infertility is due to the failure to produce an egg – called ‘Ovulatory Dysfunction’; this is closely related to eating habits. It must be understood that this is not an alternative to treatment but is an adjunct to success. It is not just women but men who also need to be on the right diet if planning on pregnancy.


7. Follow our food recommendations


A study on 18,000 women has shown that the following foods help: 

Monounsaturated fats like Olive oil, Vegetable protein like soya, sprouts, beans & nuts instead of animal protein (meat). Fiber like whole grains, vegetables, fruit like melons, apples, sweet lime and milk (one glass a day), preferably low fat.


8. Smoking



Smoking has a very negative effect on male fertility. Cigarettes contain nicotine – This affects sperm motility and also may damage the DNA in the sperm. This can cause a delay in conceiving and also miscarriage. Smoking can also affect sexual function and cause problems in erection – called ‘erectile dysfunction’.
Smoking and passive smoking affect the woman’s chance of conceiving too. Even if she does conceive – her chance of miscarriage, having a poorly growing baby are increased. Smoking depletes the number of eggs in a woman’s ovaries and may result in earlier menopause.


9. Alcohol


There is a clear and direct link between drinking alcohol and conceiving. Men should not drink more than 3 units a day. Women should lower their alcohol intake and must abstain from alcohol as soon as they get pregnant.



If you are seeking to achieve your pregnancy goal or any practical advice on your pregnancy we have multiple IVF Centers in India. Call us on +91- 8800464829  or submit your details on our website

We are happy to assist you.


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