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Getting pregnant can be a pleasant experience for many women. But some women have trouble conceiving due to a variety of reasons. The size of the egg formed in the ovaries of the woman plays a very important role in conception. This egg is fertilized with the sperm of the male during conception. If for some reason its size is small, then it can reduce the chances of pregnancy. As such, you may wonder what the size of the egg should be to get pregnant. This will be discussed in the following article. 

(Read more: How to get pregnant)

  1. Does egg size matter for pregnancy?
  2. What should be the size of the egg to get pregnant?
  3. Is it possible to get pregnant with a small size egg?
  4. How to make egg quality better for getting pregnant?
Doctors for What should be the size of the egg for pregnancy?

According to scientists at the Ottawa Health Research Institute, when it comes to fertility, the size of the egg is one of the first things to be studied. If the size of the egg in the woman's ovary is correct, then it can lead to in vitro fertilization (IVF). It also becomes easy to do successfully. Scientists say that it is very important to have the right size of the egg for pregnancy. If the egg is not of the right size, it can cause problems for the embryo to develop properly.

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According to London Clinic Research Centre, when your egg reaches about 18-20mm in diameter, it is considered ready to be fertilized. This size of the egg is good enough for getting pregnant and IVF also becomes very easy at this point.

At the same time, according to a published report, if the diameter of the egg is 23 to 28 mm, then the chances of getting pregnant can be very high.

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Most eggs with abnormal DNA are also known as aneuploidy. Such eggs cannot be fertilized, as there is a close relationship between egg quality and fertility. However, in some cases, a smaller sized egg may be fertilized, but the risk of miscarriage would be high. At the same time, in some cases, the child is at risk of having a genetic disorder like Down syndrome.

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The quality of the egg is very important to get pregnant. To improve the quality of the egg, you can follow the following methods:

  • Improve blood flow in the body: To improve the quality of the egg, the flow of oxygen to the ovary should be good. For this, drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. Also, do some exercises daily to improve blood circulation.
  • Eat a healthy diet: If you want to get pregnant, then keep in mind that you have to improve the quality of your egg. For this, along with overall health, you need to pay attention to the health of the egg. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Research shows that consuming fish and grains is considered good for improving fertility.
  • Stay away from smoking: To improve the quality of the egg, stay away from smoking. Smoking and consuming too much alcohol regularly have a harmful effect on the ovaries and eggs.
  • Keep weight under control: To improve the quality of the egg, keep your body weight under control. Being overweight or underweight can affect the quality of eggs. To control weight, pay attention to your diet and exercise.

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