Artificial vaginal Lubricants can actually help you conceive.
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If you have been using vaginal lubricants during sex, it is a good idea to stop using them. Vaginal lubricants can cause issues with the cervical mucus which is very necessary to ensure the survival of the sperm. It is important that you let the body take care of the natural processes and not use artificial lubricants as the chemicals from these products can stay in your system and be a hindrance for conception.
Which of the following nutrients is the most important even before conception?
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While all the nutrients mentioned above are important, folic acid is the most important. This is due to the fact that if your body has enough of folic acid before conception, once you conceive the spinal and the brain growth of the baby will be unhindered. Folic acid is required in the first few days after conception as the baby's brain, neural and spinal tissues are the first things to develop.
Depression or other mental health issues could cause problems in conceiving.
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Although mental health and conceiving don't seem to be related, studies have shown that women with a history of depression tend to have fertility problems. Thus it is very important that you do a mental health check-up before you start trying to conceive. In the case of issues, it is better that you see a psychiatrist or a therapist and ensure that the mental health issues are taken care of first before you even try to conceive. It is also important to ensure that anti-depressants that you take are compatible with being pregnant.
How much sleep should you start getting even before you try getting pregnant?
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It is very important that even before you become pregnant or start trying to conceive you should get into the habit of sleeping for at least 8 hours. If you are not into sleeping for more than 5 to 6 hours it may be detrimental to your baby's health once you conceive. Both before and after conception you would need to sleep for at least 8 hours a day to allow the body to heal and also allow unobstructed development of the baby.
You should visit your dentist before you start trying to conceive.
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Once you conceive and become pregnant you stand at a risk of gum bleeding and a general decline in dental health. However, a larger problem is of your baby's health. It has been noticed that mothers who suffered from the periodontal disease usually delivered preterm. Also, babies born to such mothers were mostly underweight. You can avoid these problems by going to a dentist to diagnose the problems as dental issues have been linked to underlying deficiencies within the body.