6 Trying To Get Pregnant Tips And 1 Fertility Fact That Will Surprise You

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Trying to get pregnant? You’re not alone. The good news is, the vast majority of couples who try to get pregnant, are successful within one year.

Some couples get pregnant as soon as they start trying, and let’s face it, we all know a few couples who got pregnant when they definitely WEREN’T trying. However, getting pregnant is not that easy for everyone. Read on for some important tips to remember if you are trying to get pregnant.

1 Know Your Cycle

The single most important thing to know if you are trying to conceive is when you can get pregnant. It’s not just a crapshoot, getting pregnant is a science. Every woman only has a few choice days each month where she can get pregnant, so make sure to take advantage of those days.

The most important step you can take to get pregnant is to pinpoint your ovulation

You have to know when you are ovulating so you can get pregnant, so make sure you take the steps to know when you are ovulating. You can use an over the counter ovulation predictor test kit, which will tell you when ovulation is near.

You can also do things like charting your basal body temperature (this one sometimes takes a few months to see a pattern), or noting the changes in your cervical mucus (this one also can take some getting used to).

The important thing is, find a way to know when you are ovulating, and stick with it. You can’t get pregnant if you don’t know WHEN you can get pregnant, so this one is very important.

2 Plan Your Sexual Encounters

It might not sound super romantic to plan when you’re going to have sex with your partner, but it’s just something you have to do. You have to make sure that you are having sex during your fertile times, and to do that, you have to plan.

Remember that sperm can live longer in the body than the egg can, so keep that in mind. Many couples choose to have sex a day or two before ovulation to ensure that there is sperm ready and waiting when the egg is released.

Male sperm lives longer in the body than the female egg

A good rule of thumb is to have sex every other day during ovulation. This way you can ensure that you are having sex on a fertile day.

3 Watch What You Eat (and drink! And smoke!)

It is very important to make sure that you are putting the very best into your body while you are trying to conceive. Cutting back on caffeine is a good place to start, although most experts do agree that you don’t have to cut it out completely.

What should you cut out? Alcohol for sure, tobacco use, and any illegal drugs, obviously. These things are going to hinder your ability to conceive, so getting rid of them is a step in the right direction for sure.

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Don’t forget that your diet is also of the utmost importance when trying to get pregnant. Try to cut out all processed foods if possible, and increase your intake of whole foods. Make sure that you are eating lots of fruits and vegetables that contain a lot of vitamins and minerals, since all of these things will help to balance out your body and get you in the best possible place.

4 Take Your Vitamins

Just eating goods that are high in vitamins and minerals is a good start, but it’s not always enough to boost your fertility. You can do this by supplementing with some over the counter supplements, and a good prenatal vitamin. There are a ton of different vitamin and mineral supplements that you can buy at any pharmacy, over the counter without needing a doctor’s prescription.

Look for a supplement that contains lots of Folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B, etc. You can ask your doctor for a good recommendation if you need one. You can also buy an all in one fertility supplement like ConceiveEasy, which will combine the most popular fertility supplements on the market in one easy to use pack. This is a great option, and the pills are delivered to your door monthly, so you don’t have to worry about ordering them.

5 Maintain A Healthy Weight

It can be very hard to get pregnant if you are overweight, so it is important to keep that in mind. Try to keep eating a healthy diet, and make sure that you are exercising regularly. On the opposite side of the spectrum, it can also be very hard to get pregnant if you are underweight.

 

No matter which side of the fence you are on, it can inhibit your ability to get pregnant. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you are maintaining a healthy weight.

6 Talk To A Professional

While there are many times that you can make a few simple changes and boost your fertility, it doesn’t always work that way. If you have been trying to conceive for more than a year without any success, you should seek out the advice and help of a doctor.

If you have been trying to conceive unsuccessfully for a year you may need to see a fertility doctor

If you are over thirty five and you have been trying to conceive for more than six months with no success, than you should seek help. Even if you are nervous or afraid, sometimes it is time to get assistance in getting pregnant. A doctor may be able to see things through a different (more experienced) set of eyes, and may be able to recommend things that you have never even thought of before.

Definitely consider seeing a doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your fertility.

Fertility Fast Fact: Did you know that more than 131 million babies are expected to be born this year around the world? Surprising, but true.

131 million babies will be born on earth this year

 

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Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.

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