How to Get Pregnant Fast
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Deciding to have a child can be an exciting time in anyone’s life. However, at times it may also be extremely stressful, especially if you are finding it difficult to get pregnant. More than likely, you’ve put a lot of thought into becoming a parent and finding that you have issues becoming pregnant is very disheartening.
Luckily, there are some tricks that you can try to help make the journey into parenthood, both a little less stressful and quicker all around. If you are looking for a way to get pregnant fast, be sure to try the following tips that have been tried and tested throughout the years and that many women have found success with.
1. Know Your Body
One of the most important steps to take when trying to get pregnant fast is to learn your ovulation schedule. Typically, women only release one egg per menstrual cycle, which allows for only a handful of days that they may become pregnant each month.
Understanding how to calculate the days that you are ovulating is extremely important. If your menstrual cycle is regular, you should first determine the day that your next period should start based upon your menstrual cycle history.
For women with a typical 28 day period cycle, you will most likely begin ovulating 14 days before your period begins. In order to get pregnant fast, it is best attempt to conceive 12 through 17 days before the expected start of your next cycle.
If you find that your period is very irregular, this method will most likely not work for you. In this situation, you should seek your doctor’s guidance on ways to determine when you should try to get pregnant. Medication may also be available to help regulate your cycle and give you a better chance of getting pregnant faster.
If you are finding it difficult to calculate your cycle, there are many tools available. Online calculators will complete the math for you and ensure that your days are correct. You may also wish to look into fertility monitors that can be purchased at everyday drugstores.
However, these may become quite expensive if you are forced to use them for an extended period of time. You can also watch your body for signs that you are ovulating. For example, it is common for your basal body temperature to rise slightly while you are ovulating.
Although you will need to purchase a special thermometer to measure this temperature, this can be a sure sign that you are ovulating. You will also find that your vaginal discharge changes drastically while you are ovulating. Normal discharge is minimal, but as you begin to ovulate your body will begin to discharge fluid that is similar in texture to raw eggs.
2. Lie Down
For years women have been told to lie down after sex. Originally, there was little research to back this claim up, but these days we know more about the process than ever before. Research now tells us that women who lie down for 15 minutes after being artificially inseminated, are 50% more likely to get pregnant than those women who stand up immediately after.
Although this has not been tested in women after sex, encouraging sperm to stay in the body longer will give them a better chance of reaching their mark quickly. It is important to note that lying on your back is sufficient enough to get sperm headed in the right direction. One myth that is commonly practiced is raising your feet in the air. However, this does not change the position of your cervix and is therefore meaningless.
If you have been struggling for some time to get pregnant, you’ve probably been told to just relax and let it happen. While we all get tired of being told this, there is truth behind these words. Research has shown that the less stress that a woman feels, the more likely they are to become pregnant.
So, get a massage, meditate or even have a glass of wine (as long as you don’t overdo it); whatever your healthy method of distressing is…indulge! By remaining stress free, you are encouraging your body to function normally and offering it the best chance to get pregnant fast.
Above all, don’t overdo it. Remember that sperm can live in the body for up 72 hours after intercourse. Therefore, it is not necessary to have intercourse every night in order to get pregnant. In fact, the stressful act of forcing yourself to have sex night after night can be enough to introduce the stress needed to keep you from getting pregnant.
Once you decide that you are ready for a child, you will likely feel the need to become pregnant as quickly as possible. However, it is important that you relax and enjoy the process.
Becoming pregnant is half the fun and you should take comfort in the fact that most couples who stop using protection become pregnant within the first year. In the end, once you become pregnant, you will most likely forget about the time spent getting to that point and finally be able to relax and enjoy the ride.How to Get Pregnant Fast, 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
Ms. Belanger has 20 years of experience in women's healthcare and nursing, including labor and delivery, postpartum and antenatal. She is passionate toward improving both maternal and fetal outcomes of high-risk obstetrics patients.