Ready to Conceive
Why Are We Having a Hard Time Having a Baby?

It’s been three years since you and your college sweetheart got married, and you are excited to cradle a cute bundle of joy in your arms. In fact, you and your hubby have been trying for the past two years without any success. Understandably, you’re starting to get a little frustrated, and sometimes even downright sad. It doesn’t help that every time there’s a family get-together, your relatives ask if you’re already on the way. You’re beginning to feel pressure from your parents, aunts and uncles, and friends, but what can you do?

Some couples conceive quite easily without even trying. Others take a bit of time to get a bun in the oven. Physiological issues maybe at play here like hubby having a low sperm count or you having some problems with your uterus. Sometimes though, the issues can’t be so easily pinpointed, which is doubly frustrating. After all, you don’t want your doctor telling you: “We know there’s something wrong, but we just don’t exactly know what.”

Consulting with your Ob-Gyne will give you a clear direction of what your next course of action should be. But in the meantime, there are some things that you can start doing on your own to get you on the road to having a baby.


1 Eat better. Boost your chances of getting pregnant by eating food which would help increase your fertility. Go for more high fiber, low-glycemic food items like veggies and whole grains, monosaturated fats like olive oil, and vegetable protein like soy. At the same time, go easy on red meat, baked goods, fast food, carbs, and sugar. Eating less high-fat dairy products like cheese, ice cream, and whole milk will also help. This may seem like a sacrifice, specially if you have a sweet tooth, but be committed.


2 Say goodbye to stress. Study upon study has shown a connection between stress and infertility. In one instance, women who sought stress reduction therapy increased their chances of getting pregnant. So if you’re always in a state of stress, it may just be affecting your chances of getting pregnant. Chill! Have a massage. Practice yoga. Listen to music. Watch your favorite movies. Go out with your girlfriends. Cuddle up with the hubby. Better yet, take some time off from work and get the break that you so deserve!

3 Take a bit of weight off. Whether you’re trying to have a baby or not, it’s always a good idea to maintain a healthy weight as it will help you steer clear of all sorts of medical conditions, from diabetes to heart disease. If you’re trying to have a baby, maintaining a healthy weight is even more important as having a very low or very high body mass index (BMI) may affect your ovulation.

4 Connect with other women. Last but not least, link arms with your sisters in spirit. You need not go through this alone. Remember that you are not the only woman experiencing difficulties in getting pregnant, and it would do you a world of good to talk and connect with other women who are on the same boat as you are. You’ll find a lot of support from the Anmum Mommy Circle. You will not only get useful advice from fellow women, you’ll also find much-needed comfort and encouragement.

And when you finally find yourself happily infanticipating, give yourself and the lovely baby inside your womb the best care and support possible. Because your nutritional needs are higher when you’re pregnant, making sure that you get the proper nutrients from the first month onwards will not only contribute to a healthy pregnancy but also to a healthy baby. Visit the Anmum Mommy Circle page to find out more about a pregnant mom’s nutritional needs:

Fortunately, Anmum provides 100 percent of your nutritional needs in just two glasses daily. Start drinking Anmum as soon as you find out that you’re having a baby for the optimum development of your baby’s body. It’s good to note that Anmum is the only milk which has the nutrient bundle of GA+SA+DHA to build baby’s brain during development inside the womb. Keep drinking Anmum a few months after delivery to help your body recover from the rigors of pregnancy and childbirth.

Good luck!

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