This is one of the more technical subjects for an article on our web site; the role of hydration in conception. We're all aware of the nuts and bolts of conception so no need to go into that here, spare us our blushes! There are however, are some important things to remember about betting pregnant and how your efforts can be affected by hydration but before we go any further hydration is important for him as well as for her so make sure you both read this.
You'll be being told about folic acid, zinc, diet and exercise but the single biggest influence over whether you become pregnant or not is undoubtedly hydration. Maintaining good hydration levels is critical to ensuring your body is firing on all four cylinders in normal life and is especially important now. Removal of waste products, movement of nutrition around your body and keeping fatigue at bay are all impacted by your hydration levels. Focussing on drinking the correct amount of water, between 8 and 10 glasses a day will significantly improve your well being in as little as three days. In addition to the normal benefits there are two major things to consider.
Healthy sperm is critical (talk about the obvious) and if it's not healthy it may not be strong enough to reach the egg and do its job. Its journey towards the cervix is made possible by the semen that it is surrounded by. Healthy semen is designed to change consistency. Within an hour of ejaculation it will liquefy to make the sperms journey towards the cervix easier. Dehydration can lead to a thickening of the semen which will simply make it impossible for the sperm to reach its goal.
It's not just a man thing either! Cervical mucus is secreted around the opening of the cervix and it has a critical role in enabling the sperm to reach the cervix. The mucus needs to be the right consistency, not too thick and not too thin and your favourite H2O plays a critical role in ensuring that consistency. Trying to get pregnant can be a very stressful thing and that stress can further enhance the effects of hydration. It's all too easy to be persuaded to buy this cream for that problem and that spray for this problem, but before you go down that route, try nature's solution. Drink plenty of water, at least 8 to 10 glasses a day. We can't stress this enough, this is one of the best tips for getting pregnant faster. Being thoroughly hydrated makes your whole body function optimally and in particular your reproductive and endocrine systems. Hydration will increases your cervical mucus, so drink up.