Posted by Olivia Adams, Mommie-to-be | Posted in Mommy-To-Be | Posted on 19-02-2011
It’s nice to know that I got my period normally. This is a huge step from where I started. I mean from not having a period to having to use progesterones to induce a period, getting my eggs to ovulate….I don’t even know if I am ovulating yet, but there’s got to be something going on if I got a normal period and had normal period symptoms. I was really hoping to be pregnant, but then again, maybe it wasn’t my time.
I was so confident that I was that I was telling my friends about my symptoms, but they kept telling me to not get overworked about them. It’s so hard not to when you’ve been waiting this long. I’m taking my clomid this week and will try again this month. I was going to do the artificial insemination method, but were going to wait until next month for that.
Looks like I only have until March to have a baby this year, otherwise, the baby will be born by 2013. Geez, seems so far away.
I’ve also been looking into other reasons why I may be infertile. I do a lot of jumping jacks and I’ve read that jumping jacks or any high intensity workouts are very bad.
“Among those who reported training to exhaustion (regardless of frequency and duration), 24 per cent had fertility problems. In the group that had trained almost every day (regardless of the intensity and duration), 11 per cent reported the same. And when we compared those who trained to exhaustion to those who trained more moderately, we found that the first group had a three-fold greater risk of impaired fertility,” says Sigridur Lara Gudmundsdottir, a PhD candidate at NTNU.”
“Among all these women, we found two groups who experienced an increased risk of infertility,” says Sigridur Lara Gudmundsdottir, a PhD candidate in NTNU’s Human Movement Science Programme. “There were those who trained almost every day. And there were those who trained until they were completely exhausted. Those who did both had the highest risk of infertility.”
Read more: http://www.articlesbase.com/womens-health-articles/do-intense-workouts-decrease-your-chances-of-pregnancy-1529406.html
Now, I don’t train that hardcore, but I do like to do my jumping jacks and work out. That being said, I’ve also read that jumping jacks or anything in that nature is considered high intense workouts and those trying to get pregnant should stick to low or moderate intensity, like swimming, walking (not running), stationary bike (not spinning), and yoga.
I’ve been really enjoying yoga lately. When I did jog, it wasn’t for more than 15 minutes total, so this is just as good, burns as much calories, and makes me sore the next day. On top of that, yoga has been very relaxing and soothing to my soul. I’ve been reading up on how yoga can really improve fertility!
“Many medical centers have teamed up with yoga instructors to offer courses in yoga for fertility: New York University’s Fertility Center runs a class, as does Chicago at the Fertility Centers of Illinois, and Washington, DC’s Shady Grove Fertility. Some yoga studios also feature classes designed to boost the chances of conception.”
” Hip-opening poses can aid fertility. The double pigeon, a modified seated cross-legged/lotus posture, stretches the hip muscles. Reclining baddha konasana also helps to open the hips and increase blood flow to the groin – it’s akin to a butterfly position, where you put the soles of your feet together and let your knees splay out to the sides. In the reclining version of this pose, you lie on your back and perform baddha konasana. Seated baddha konasana is said to stimulate the ovaries.”
Also check out this link: http://www.increasefertilitytips.com/increase-fertility-tips-articles/lifestyle-and-infertility/try-yoga-for-fertility-when-exercising-is-bad-for-fertility