According to a report by National Center for Health Statics only 12% of the women face fertility related problems, so either if you are trying a pregnancy or simply wondering if you are fertile
CONGRATULATIONS!! Odds are already in your favor. Ideally, the majority of couples get pregnant within 3 to 12 months of trying and moreover here are few tell signs that you are fertile enough to wash your doubts.
1. Your periods are regular
One of the most obvious signs of fertility is regular periods. Hence if you get your periods in a regular duration of 24 to 35 days your hormones are in perfect balance and your ovaries are producing an egg every month.
2. You have an ideal weight
However, your body weight has nothing to do with your fertility unless your periods are regular however weighing either too much or too little can invite fertility issues. In skinny women, a little fat can lead to difficulties in getting pregnant because their bodies conserve energy for the proper function of the other parts and may shut down ovulation. On the flipside, women with too much body fat can disrupt the functioning of hormones responsible for ovulation. Though in most of the cases heavy and thin women do get pregnant yet gaining or losing to reach a healthy Mass Body Index (MBI) would be a smart move for a healthier pregnancy and fast recovery from postpartum.
3. You don’t have a problem of fibroids and endometriosis
Women usually have a habit of ignoring subtle symptoms until they emerge as bigger issues. Ladies, pelvic pain, heavy, long and extremely painful periods can be signs of endometriosis or fibroids. Though, either of the conditions are not an issue in conceiving a child yet your chances of getting fertility related issues increases.
4. You are away from smoking and alcohol consumption
Smoking and drinking can severely damage your eggs and derail ovulation which leads to delayed or no pregnancy. Moreover, the risk of infertility increases if your partner smokes too, so if you are away from smoking you have good odds to conceive.
5. You can track when you are ovulating
Most commonly women ovulate in the mid of their cycle but ovulation can take place anywhere
between 6-7 to 19-20 day of the cycle. You are lucky if you can track the subtle signs and change in vaginal mucus that indicates ovulation.
6. You have regular check on STDs
Certain bacterial infections can spread to reproductive organs, like gonorrhea and chlamydia that may cause PID (pelvic inflammatory disease). Such infections can later lead to serious damage to fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus if remained undetected. Sadly, despite of clear signs of PID infection like irregular bleeding, and pain during sex and urination two-third of the times it goes unnoticed and creates issues later. So if you haven’t got yourself checked for STDs lately and preparing for a baby, it’s a good time to visit your doctor.