Pregnancy: Get Tips on Trying to Conceive
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Trying to conceive can really be difficult in some cases. Women don’t always plan for it to be a long, drawn out process to have a baby, but sometimes, Mother Nature has different plans. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are trying to conceive.
1. Know Your Cycles
The best piece of advice for women who are trying to conceive is to know your cycles. That will cut down on a lot of guesswork and will help you to know for sure just when you are able to get pregnant. There are only a few days each month when a woman is able to get pregnant, so you have to know when you are ovulating.
Chart your ovulation using a basal body thermometer, learn how to tell if you are ovulating by your cervical mucus, use an ovulation predictor test kit, or even buy some software to help you track your cycles. There are many different things that you can do to know when you are ovulating, so pick the one that works best for you.
2. Boost Your Fertility
While you are trying to conceive, you should do whatever you can do to boost your fertility. Try taking a prenatal vitamin for an added boost. You can even buy a fertility blend like Conceive Easy to give you some extra herbal fertility support. Eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise.
Lose weight if it would be beneficial for you to do so. Don’t smoke, drink alcohol or use illegal drugs while trying to conceive, and make sure your man doesn’t either. Get a good night’s sleep every night, and try to remain stress free. In other words, do whatever you can do to help yourself.
3. Have Sex
Sounds simple enough, right? Make sure that now that you are aware of your fertile days, that you are having sex on those days. Some couples have sex the day before ovulation, since the sperm can live longer than the egg. That way the sperm is already there when the egg is released.
Some couples have sex only a few days during ovulation week, and some opt for sex every day or multiple times per day. Whatever is right for you and your partner, just make sure that you are having sex during ovulation.
4. Keep Trying
Keep in mind that getting pregnant might not happen overnight. Some couples just take longer to get pregnant than others. It doesn’t mean that something is necessarily wrong with you if you don’t get pregnant right away.
If you are under 35, you should try for a year to get pregnant before seeking fertility help. If you are over 35, you should try for a month to get pregnant before seeking fertility help, since women over 35 are at a greater risk for fertility problems.Pregnancy: Get Tips on Trying to Conceive, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
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.