Fertility, the ability of a male and a female to produce through regular sexual activity, is a subject that has many superstitions. It requires a healthy production of sperms by the male and eggs by the female. If one of these productions has a problem, then infertility might be encountered.
Other than normal production, here are two things that you need to know to improve your knowledge about fertility:
Weight Affects Your Fertility
It is essential to know that your weight affects your ability to conceive. About 12% of infertility cases are linked to weight. 22% of body fat is required for ovulation and normal menstruation to occur. Therefore, if you do not eat or overly exercise and do not have enough fat, you will have abnormal menstrual cycles, or rather, you will not at all.
Also, being overweight is another issue for a woman because the chemistry of hormones will be altered, and thus, ovulation will not take place, which will lead to difficulties to conceive. It is advisable to have a BMI of between 19 and 25 to be fertile. 70% of women have gotten pregnant after gaining or losing some pounds to achieve a healthy weight.
Ovulation Day Is Not the Only Day
It has been put in our minds that a woman is more fertile during the ovulation day. However, this does not necessarily have to be the only day to try to get pregnant. A woman is more fertile for six days before the actual ovulation day. As a matter of fact, the fertility level is low during this period. Sperm is viable for up to three days in the woman’s reproductive tract. Therefore, having sex two days before the ovulation day offers the most fertile chance.