If you have been trying to get pregnant for a while or if you are only just starting then you probably want to know what you can do to massively increase your chances. Do not be too desperate as this can increase your stress levels which in turn will affect your fertility. If you are aged below fifty, there is still a good chance that you can get pregnant, just keep an open mind and be willing to embrace changes.
Trying to get pregnant check lists.
If you are trying to get pregnant, I’ll suggest you consider this check list. You do not have to follow this plan rigidly, but they are just tips you need to consider.
Get a doctors appointment
A preconception check up is one of the best things you can do to assess your current fertility and address any problems before you start trying to get pregnant. For instance, certain ailments such as high blood pressure and underactive thyroid conditions are common, treatable conditions that can interfere with fertility. Also untreated sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, can also impair fertility. I believe taking a detoxification program helps to create the right internal conditions that these diseases cannot exist.
Have regular well timed sex
What I mean by well timed is that most often, when couples are trying to get pregnant, a big factor is that couples don’t have sex around the right time that the women ovulate. Some couples assume that every women ovulates on day 14, but that actually is not the case at all that’s just the average day!. You might ovulate before or after that day and if you are timing intercourse for day 14 only you could be missing out on your peak fertility day.
Therefore by having more sex, around every second day from day 10 through day 20 will increase the likelihood of the sperm reaching the egg and conceiving. This of course means that you need to determine when you ovulate. The best way to determine this is either by charting your temperature, using ovulation predictor kits or other prediction methods including the new Ov-Watch which tells you precisely when you are about to ovulate and therefore when you should be trying for that baby.
Adopt the right sexual positions
Many experts suspect that the missionary position (with the man on top) provides the best opportunity for getting pregnant, though no definitive scientific studies have been done on this question. Since most people around the world use this position to have sex, it is deemed to be the position of choice for those trying to get pregnant. This position allows for the deepest penetration which deposits sperm closer to the cervix. For additional effectiveness, the woman can try elevating her hips with a pillow so her cervix is exposed to the maximum amount of semen. Other positions could be rear entry and lying side-by-side. Avoid any position where the woman is on top, standing, or leaning positions, which discourage the flow of semen to the uterus. Why give the sperm problems in getting to the egg by using gravity to your disadvantage? After intercourse you can use the bicycle method by ‘cycling’ your legs in the air for a few minutes afterwards to help things along.
Eat organic fruits and veggies
Eat organic fruits and vegetables that are free of the pesticides that are routinely sprayed on produce crops. These pesticides can decrease fertility by disrupting the balance of reproductive hormones. In fact, it is this very effect that makes them attractive to farmers: The pesticides decrease reproduction in insect pests. Choose organic produce and wash then thoroughly to remove as much of the chemical residue as possible.
Increase fibre intake
We all know that enough fibre is essential to help to regulate our bowel movements and prevent constipation, but did you know that fibre can also help to regulate estrogen, by preventing excreted estrogen being reabsorbed into the bloodstream? To get your adequate amount of fibre fresh fruits and vegetables, wholegrain, beans, nuts and seeds.
Supplement with folic acid
Research has found that not only does folic acid help prevent birth defects as it is commonly used, but it may even help women get pregnant faster. According to a study published in the March 2008 issue of Fertility and Sterility, women who took a multivitamin that includes folic acid had more regular cycles and improved pregnancy rates. In addition, taking this B-vitamin may mean that women undergoing infertility treatments need less medication to induce ovulation and produce more eggs. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women of childbearing age get at least 400 mcg of folic acid as part of a multivitamin prior to and during pregnancy. You can also bolster your diet with folate-rich foods, including some bread and breakfast cereals that are fortified with folic acid, dark leafy vegetabless, eggs, potatoes, yeast extracts, beans, and citrus fruits.
More tips on trying get pregnant.
I could keep writing and provide you more tips on trying to get pregnant, but then this article would be very long indeed. I urge you to read this pregnancy miracle book that contains far more details and step by step guide to help you get pregnant.