Having a baby is more difficult when people change their lifestyle to the New Normal because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many couples are worried about whether they should have a baby during this situation or not. Actually, people can become pregnant as usual with more things to be concerned about.
The first thing I would recommend is having good habits. Apart from being careful at all times, taking care of your health is also important.
Getting enough sleep. Some people are probably working late at night during this period so that they can’t sleep on time. Kindly try to sleep at least 6-8 hours a day for the better quality of eggs and sperm.
As well as eating a variety of foods to complete 5 food groups such as pork, chicken, eggs, meat, protein foods. However, extract or intensive protein extract from leguminous plants is not recommended. And also avoid the stress.
If you are smoking or drinking alcohol, I would suggest you to stop these habits for a while in order to have a better egg or sperm.
For those who want to conceive naturally, the couple may have sex regularly 2-3 times per week. In this current situation, getting the vaccine is needed especially if you plan to have a baby. Because when the pregnancy happens, the couple will be at a greater risk for Covid-19. And the vaccine doesn’t affect fertility.
Apart from taking care of your health as I mentioned above. Any couples who prepare to do ICSI, I would recommend some vitamins with antioxidants, Lycopene, Coenzyme Q10, Folic Acid and Astaxanthin. These can nourish women’s eggs.
Vitamins for men to enhance sperm quality are including Lycopene, Coenzyme Q10, Astaxanthin and Vitamin E.
Dr. Wiphawee Luangtangvarodom
Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Infertility Treatment Specialist
Prime Fertility Clinic
Reference: Prime Fertility Center Co., Ltd.