5 Practical Tips to Improve your Chances of Getting PregnantDecember 4, 2014
Are you having trouble getting pregnant?
Do you just wish that you could get pregnant a little faster?
Maybe it seems as if you have been trying forever, and you are just wondering if there is anything that you could be doing wrong – and might not even be aware of. Well, here you will find some important things that you should be doing – so if you are not doing them, you can start right now to ensure you don’t have to wait any longer for a baby than you absolutely have to.
Bear in mind that only around 20% of couples conceive in the first month of trying. Make sure you start with a bit of patience and realistic expectations.
Some of these tips are things that you should do to increase your chances of conceiving. Others are steps that your partner should take to make it easier for you to get pregnant. So, if you are having trouble getting pregnant and want a solution, it is going to take some effort on both your parts.
You Should: Visit Your Doctor for a Check-Up
It is important to make sure you are healthy if you want to get pregnant. There could be a problem that you don’t even know about – but you will be sure to find out if you go see a doctor. A general check-up is a good idea because you need to be as healthy as possible, for both your sake and the baby’s. Educate yourself about what you need to do to become even healthier – for example, do you need to eat better?
Your Partner Should: Stop Drinking and Smoking
Jenny, fertility expert at IVI Fertility, tells us that “drinking too much alcohol can mean a reduced sperm count in men, and smoking can make sperm function poorly. So, if your partner makes these simple changes, this may be the key to getting pregnant faster. These changes are quick and easy to make if getting pregnant is important to you both.”
You Should: Mark Your Calendar
You need to be aware of when ovulation will occur each month. Then, mark this on a calendar so you know when you will be most likely to conceive if you try. There are several days when you should really set aside time to try to conceive if you want to become pregnant fast. 5 days before ovulation and the day of ovulation are the most fertile periods.
Your Partner Should: Get the Right Nutrients
Proper nutrition is not just important for you – it is important for your partner as well. Zinc, Folic Acid, and Calcium are very important for strong sperm. In addition, Vitamin C and Vitamin D will help with both sperm count and sperm health.
You Both Should: Try Often
As stated above, you should know when you ovulate and try to get pregnant at these times. However, it is also important to try as much as you can if you want to really increase the odds that you will become pregnant.
If you are having a lot of trouble getting pregnant, you might want to consider other options. Jenny suggests that “one option is in vitro fertilization. In vitro fertilization results have been very positive for many couples. Be sure to get more information on IVI if you are feeling despondent, as there are things that can be done.”
95% of couples fall pregnant within 2 years of trying. It is a sprint for the sperm, but it can be a marathon for you. Persistence can be the key.