The man and the woman fall in love, marry, have children and live happily ever after. Life is not a fairy tale and it is not always easy to realize the dream of having a child.
Pregnancy usually occurs when a man and a woman have unprotected intercourse and the male sperm comes in contact with the female uterus and 9 months later a baby is born.
At present there are more and more cases of women who wish to become pregnant but can not, late motherhood, after age 35, poor diet, metabolic diseases, reproductive disorders, or male infertility are the most common causes that prevent pregnancy.
A couple is considered to have fertility problems after 1 year of unsuccessful attempts, at this point it is referred for fertility consultations.
In these consultations are done blood tests and other complementary to try to detect the problem.
Methods for getting pregnant
Basal body temperature method
The woman’s basal body temperature increases slightly with ovulation. You should measure basal temperature daily to find out the most likely days to get pregnant. And as the male sperm manages to live up to 3 days in the woman’s body it can end up fertilizing the egg at any time during that time.
Calendar or table method
You should record each menstrual cycle in the calendar, to know how many days the menstrual cycle has and to calculate better and your fertile period.
Cervical mucus method
The type and amount of mucus a woman has before and during ovulation are different from the other days. When the egg begins to mature the amount of mucus grows in the vagina and appears in its opening as a yellowish or sticky white substance. Fertility treatments at this time
Treatments for infertility
- Artificial or intrauterine insemination.
- In vitro fertilization.