When a man’s sperm meets the woman’s egg you’re in the process of getting pregnant. However, this sperm has to actually fertilise the egg for a successful pregnancy which it does by breaking through the membrane of the egg. To do this, the sperm and egg need to meet at the right time and the sperm needs to be of the right shape to get in through the wall of the female’s egg.
Getting pregnant is not as easy as we’d like to think.
This can be a complicated process based on so many lifestyle factors and whilst the figures say that 80% to 90% of people that are trying to get pregnant do so successfully within 1 year, this firstly is still a long time to wait and secondly, there’s still 10% minimum that are still trying to get pregnant after that first long year.
At Essential Feeling we’re specialists in the art of getting pregnant and we can help make this process as easy as possible for you.
What is the menstrual cycle?
The menstrual cycle starts at day 1 on the first day of the ladies period. Before her next period, she will usually ovulate although it lengthens the whole process of getting pregnant further when you learn that we don’t always ovulate every month. However, assuming you are ovulating, you will do so roughly around day 12 to 14 based on your cycle being 28 days. This is the basics of an ovulation calculator, read more here. However, we need to factor in the idiosyncrasies of your particular cycle if we’re going to be as accurate as possible.
This point of ovulation is where the ladies egg is released and therefore available for the male sperm to try and get inside and so this is why so many ladies become so obsessed with the menstrual cycle when they’re trying to get pregnant. If the sperm and egg are not in the same place at the same time then there is no chance of getting pregnant.
Why are hormones important when getting pregnant?
Hormones are the control centre for pretty much everything our bodies do including getting pregnant.
So they will tell your body that you need to ovulate this month. They will tell the male sperm how it should grow and ensure it’s robust enough to reach the egg. And to stay alive for long enough to meet it.
Once there, the sperm needs to be the right shape to have the necessary equipment to break through its membrane.
Both male and female hormones
To do this, both male and female hormones need to be as balanced as possible. By balancing your hormones we ensure your body is operating to maximum effectiveness giving you the maximum chance of getting pregnant.
How can Essential Feeling help me with getting pregnant?
We work with specialist fertility reflexology techniques to make sure that your body and particularly your endocrine system (hormonal system) is working optimally. We can combine that with fertility massage to make sure that any of the areas that may be physically causing problems with getting pregnant are given direct work to keep toxins out of the way and muscles and nerve messages free.
It is important for men to be balanced and in good shape as well. Read information here on male infertility and how we can help.
Nutrition is important
We then combine this with our experience in nutrition as we’re qualified nutritionists. Specific foods eaten at certain times of the month will help you with getting pregnant. And then keeping that pregnancy going forward.
We work with your lifestyle choices and advise on what changes you can make within what is possible for you. This can be dramatic or small changes, we look to make the most effect without causing any stress.
Don’t underestimate stress
And finally on the note of stress, we massively help you with dealing with all stress, this can be general lifestyle related or very often the stress related to getting pregnant. Trained in counselling we’ll make sure you have the skills you need to carry on a full life. Going through the often traumatic and secluded experience of getting pregnant doesn’t have to be isolating. Not with us.