It is essential for a woman to have healthy habits and follow a guide to conceiving a child in the best possible way. Following the menstrual cycle and having sex is just not enough. Always rely on a medical procedure suggested by a gynecologist and follow it strictly. Many factors such as infertility can affect the process.
This post provides some helpful tips for women to increase chances of getting pregnant with the exception that there’s no problem of infertility in either one of them.
1. Take your Vitamins
Vitamin should be a vital part of your routine, not only while you are pregnant but way before that. It should be a part of your diet when you start planning on having a family.
You need to start preparing your body before you even have a baby.
2. Having Sex Regularly
Doctors suggest to have sex every two to three days is the best way to conceive. Having sex every day may lead to more ejaculation frequently ultimately decreasing the quantity and quality of sperms.
Dr. Sarah Brewer, who authored ‘Planning a Baby? A Complete Guide to Pre-Conceptual Care’ suggests having a different approach to conceiving and try different things. Like getting sperm build-up by avoiding sex for more than 6-7 days.
3. Timing is everything
Some days in your monthly cycle are the most fertile days and having sex during those days is very important. An average woman’s cycles are 28-30 days long and based on that the most fertile days would fall on CD7-CD17. Though this a general rule of thumb but it can vary from person to person.
To find on what day you ovulate you can use various methods like ovulation calculator, Basal body temperature, cervical mucus method and charting.
4. Avoid Smoking
Researches have shown that women who smoke or passively smoke (affected by others smoking) have a hard time conceiving a child or cause permanent damage to fertility. Though, passive smoking is less damaging than active smoking. Smoking affects every process of pregnancy including egg production and maturity, embryo transport and uterus conditions.
Smoking during pregnancy may lead to complications at the time of delivery, defects in the unborn child, pituitary gland problems and low-birth weight.
5. Say No to Alcohol
Studies show that the adverse effects of alcohol consumption are highly plausible though there’s a conflict on what amount of alcohol is not harmful. Alcohol consumption has shown the risk of conceiving problems and miscarriage.
6. Use Normal Sex Positions
There’s no rocket-science in sex positions to get pregnant. Doctors suggest regular positions like missionary as the ideal position for conceiving. The aim is to get pregnant and not fulfill fantasies.
7. Stay Healthy and Maintain Body Weight
It is essential to maintain a proper BMI index for women who wish to have a child. Too much weight reduces the chances of pregnancy, similarly being under-weight leads to even harder situations. Women who are too thin have a risk of irregular cycles and resulting an-ovulation.
Researches have shown that women who have higher BMI(Body Mass Index) than usual takes twice as long as the one with normal BMI.
Eat healthy dietary foods, do regular exercises (not stringent ones!) and maintain a healthy body. It plays a most crucial role before, during and after pregnancy and has a long-lasting impact on both mother and child. Consulting a gynecologist for a customized dietary plan for attaining pregnancy is highly recommended.
8. Reduce Arduous Exercises
Studies have shown that woman who does rigorous and arduous exercises are likely to get hindered ovulation processes when trying to conceive. Heavy practices that demand more energy and stamina have seen to be disturbing the menstruation processes. They need to cut back on these exercises to increase chances of getting pregnant.
9. Age Factor – Important to keep in mind
Fertility ratios are bound to decrease with increase in age. Ovaries decline in their capacity of producing quality and quantity of eggs. Due to health problems with increasing age, many factors affect the female fertility. Women’s fertility starts declining at the start of 30 and keeps decreasing when reaches 40.
Studies have shown there are 5% chances in a month to get pregnant after the age of 40.
10. Stay Normal in Relationships and Create Friendly Environment
It is normal to get detached with people around you in scurry of getting pregnant. Try to stay normal with family and friends as it affects the mindset to stay happy and cheerful. Enjoy a healthy life with your partner, talk about everything other than conceiving.
Don’t hesitate in taking people’s suggestions and success stories. Continue researching while creating a friendly environment at home for others.