Bearing a child is such a wonderful thing. The timing must be precise, you must be healthy and have perfect hormonal balance. To that end, you must get rid of bad habits. Of course there are habits that will be difficult to change, but you can certainly improve your conception environment by making a conscious effort. It’s never too late to start. Even if you haven’t been that healthy so far, your conception ability will become enhanced depending on how much effort you make to make your body suitable to bear a child and improve your own health. Your past habits and deeds will have a significant impact on your pregnancy, but what is more important is your current and future habits. You can adopt better life habits. It is your will that matters. The same applies to the environment you live in. Try and start correcting the negative factors first. And then, you should begin adopting good habits and actions to fully factor in everything to make natural and healthy pregnancy happen.
Women’s Life Habits
Trying to get pregnant but refusing to correct your bad habits is like playing Russian roulette with your baby. Risking having negative effects on the health of your baby is reckless and irresponsible. You need to start with zero risk factors in your surrounding environments.
What’s more, specific habits that can affect your fetus in a harmful way must be eliminated once and for all before pregnancy. Don’t try to do it after you deliver the baby. You can only make one choice as parents in the process of the fertilization and development of your baby. In other words, fertilization and development of your baby are determined largely by hereditary factors, habits and environmental elements. What you can actually change are your habits and environments. Break bad habits and adopt good habits so that your baby can enjoy a good environment.
Men’s Life Habits
Men should work on maintaining testicular health to achieve natural pregnancy. It is obvious that healthy testicles produce healthy sperms. There are so many things to talk about on this topic, including the good environment for healthy sperms to live in and the ones that should be avoided. Let me summarize the habits required for maintaining testicular health.
a. Protect your testicles from injuries. Most of the causes of sterility in men are as follows: the testicles are unable to generate sperm, there is something wrong with the transporting of sperm; seminal vesicle and prostate that affect the sperms’ function; lesion to the hypophysis or hypothalamus which is for adjusting the hormones; ejaculation disorder; or the antibody’s immune reaction to sperms.
A man himself can detect that there is something wrong with his body if external injuries are inflicted on the testicles. If there is any, the testicles may be unable to produce sperm. Therefore, it is highly important that your testicles are protected from injuries.
b. Life Habits for Testicular Health Sperm is highly susceptible to temperature. The optimal temperature for sperm to be generated is about 3 to 4℃ lower than normal body temperature. Therefore, it is best to maintain the temperature at about 1 to 1.5 ℃ lower than your body temperature. This is because the testicles stop generating sperm if the temperature increases even slightly. Luckily, the testicles are protruding to be cooled naturally. When your body is in a normal condition, your testicles will keep cool. The reason that the scrotum surrounding the testicles has the wrinkly surface is to emit heat easily. See how the human body works in a mysterious way? Put simply, your testicles shrink when it gets too cold to prevent it from losing heat any further. When it gets hot, they become loose to lose heat more easily. Men are encouraged to observe the following instructions to maintain testicular health. This is all to achieve natural pregnancy with your wife.
1.Try and keep your environment cool. When the ambient temperature goes up, human body temperature also increases, including the temperature of your testicles.
2. Wear loose clothes. Wear a pair of loose pants rather than tighter ones like jeans. The same applies to underwear. Make sure your boxers are loose and drafty. Yes, you want to put on boxers, not the briefs that may tighten your testicles. Tighter underwear makes it hard to pass air, increasing the temperature of your testicles. Also, avoid underwear or training suits made of synthetic fabrics when you exercise. Underwear made from pure cotton that doesn’t cause static electricity is recommended. Some experts go so far as to say you want to take off all your clothes including underwear while sleeping for better sterilization environment.
3.Avoid sauna as much as you can. This rule applies to your wife, too. When a man tries to impregnate his wife after he was exposed to a hot environment, natural pregnancy can be a long shot. Even if he does, according to studies, the baby born has a higher risk of having a brain tumor. Likewise, women who go to a sauna right before she gets pregnant or during the first trimester faces the same risk, but it is a slightly lower risk compared to men. This is attributed to the hereditary effects and the sperm’s functional disorder due to exposure to strong heat. Therefore, if you’re planning natural pregnancy, you are strongly advised to refrain from visiting a hot sauna. Instead, try cool water massages. If it is too cold, you will want to take a lukewarm shower. For your testicles’ health, dip them in cold water for about 2 minutes after using a sauna.
4.Avoid sitting in a chair for too long. Anywhere you are, a man sitting in a chair for too long will experience a higher temperature around his testicles. A notably bad posture is to sit with your legs crossed. If you’re an office worker, try to get up from your seat at least once every hour and take a short walk around the office. It will also help you relieve your stress.
5.Avoid riding a bicycle for too long. There is something called the ‘bikers’ impotence.’ It refers to the case where the saddle of a bicycle damages the nerves and arteries of the genitals, resulting in erectile dysfunction. To prevent this from happening, you should get up from the saddle from time to time while riding a bicycle. If you and your wife are planning to have a child, avoid riding bicycles.
According to a UK research team, men who ride bicycles for too long and too frequently can experience excessive heat in the pelvic area, resulting in an adverse change in the function of the sperm in their testicles. This research team also reported that many male cyclists have been suffering from these symptoms. In addition, such patients have a higher risk of damaging their testicles, increasing the likelihood of hampering the odds of natural pregnancy. The pressure coming from the bicycle saddle may affect the blood circulation headed to a man’s genitals and damage the nerves, resulting in sensory dysfunction. It means it can adversely affect the erectile function of a man. Therefore, a man who has a habit of riding a bicycle for long periods of time should take enough breaks while riding. Especially, he should ensure that the resistance of the pedals is not too high and that the saddles are correctly installed.