Okay, so I hope I don't have to get real awkward and explain HOW you get pregnant. You already know the basics, right? Okay, great - moving on! This post will give you some great tips on how you can increase your likelihood of getting pregnant. There are lots of lifestyle choices you can make that will help you stay healthy and start growing a little human! If you are struggling with infertility, we will cover some of that as well.
- Get a Checkup. If you want to start trying it is a good idea for you and your partner to get a check up to ensure good health. If you have been trying for a long time with no results and none of the tips are working, it might be a good idea to get a more in depth checkup to ensure both reproductive systems are functioning properly (sperm count, egg count, etc)
- Understand Your Cycle. Not sure when you are ovulating? That part is important! This is your "window of opportunity". Do some research on ovulation and start tracking your schedule. There are helpful apps for this as well.
- Let's talk about...Intercourse. Don't get to caught up in "the best positions" to get pregnant. Just relax and enjoy the intimate time with your partner. If you are stressed about getting pregnant during this time, your body might be slightly tense making things less enjoyable.
- Low Stress. Stress can take a negative toll on the body in so many ways. If you have a stressful relationship then try talking about ways to make things better. Perhaps, consider therapy as this can help determine the root cause of the issue. If you have a stressful job or commute, consider finding something else within your career. Try different stress relieving activities until you find something that works well for you.
- Healthy Living. If you are serious about getting pregnant then you need to really look at your lifestyle habits - eating, drinking, sleeping - all of it! If your body is at it's healthiest, everything will function more smoothly making it a better environment to grow a baby.
Here is a quick list of tips to keep in mind:
- Start taking prenatal vitamins or a daily multivitamin
- Eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables
- Cut out most processed foods and sugar
- Cut back on caffeinated beverages
- Drink plenty of water
- Exercise and work to lose weight if you are overweight
- Avoid smoking, drugs or anything harmful to the body
- Be mindful of chemicals near your lady parts (scented tampons, sprays, etc.) These are not good for sperm.
- Track your ovulation schedule
- Have fun and enjoy this time with your partner.
Infertility really sucks. My best friend and I dreamed of getting pregnant at the same time. We downloaded the Ovia App to help us to keep track of our ovulation cycles. I ended up getting pregnant right away and she did not. We kept optimistically thinking, "any day now"! It's been almost two years and she is still trying. Here are some things to think about if this is your situation.
- See a fertility specialist. They can answer any questions you may have and suggest tests based on your age, health and other factors. This can be a bit spendy so keep that in mind.
- Don't give up. There are options such as in vitro fertilization where the egg and sperm are combined outside the body and then transferred to the uterus. Talk with your partner to see if this is something that works in your budget.
- Learn your options. If pregnancy isn't in your future, consider adoption or surrogacy. It may not be your first choice but you will be surprised at how fulfilling and amazing your life will be.
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