Getting pregnant is an exciting step in your life. But did you know that it can take the average couple quite a while to get pregnant even without any known fertility issues? If you are planning on having a baby, then you can try these simple tips to boost your chances of conceiving quickly.
Start your Prenatal Vitamins
You’ll no doubt know that you need to take folic acid during your pregnancy, but you can increase your chances of conception by starting your vitamins early. Remember that the neural tube is one of the first parts to be formed in your developing baby so getting a head start on your intake is a great idea.
Exercise – But Not Too Much
Being healthy is a great way to boost your fertility – but don’t push yourself too hard or you could do more harm than good. If you’re thin and work out vigorously for more than five hours a week, you could be harming your chances of conceiving. Find a less strenuous exercise regime, such as yoga or Pilates which can also help you to have an easier pregnancy and birth.
Alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine are known to affect the amount of time it can take to get pregnant so cut back on these while you are trying. Remember, it takes two to tango, so get your partner to cut back as well – sperm health is just as important as ovum health when it comes to making a baby! Another often overlooked factor can be fizzy drink consumption, with a 16% lower fertility rate for those that drink it than those that don’t, according to a recent study.
Get your Fertility Checked
You can have a check-up before you start trying to conceive to find out if there is anything impeding your upcoming efforts. Reproductive Health Group offer a range of fertility investigations tailored to you and your partner’s needs to ensure that you are both in the best of reproductive health and to help solve any issues should they be detected.
Timing is Everything
Tracking your ovulation might seem like a pain, but your chances of conceiving are highest when you are ovulating. You can try basal temperature charting, ovulation kits, or cervical mucus monitoring to keep an eye out for your fertile window. There are apps available for your phone to help you track all your information.
Don’t Use Lubrication
While using a little lubrication can help matters in the bedroom, it doesn’t help when trying to get pregnant – many lubricants can have a negative impact on sperm mobility. There are fertility-friendly lubricants available if you do need a little to help things along. These are PH-balanced to cervical mucus and sperm.
Early Nights and Relaxation
Make the most of the sleep that you can get before you get pregnant – it will increase your chances of conceiving and you’ll certainly look back at this time fondly once you’ve had your baby!
Trying to get pregnant can be stressful, but try not to worry too much. 95% of couples get pregnant after two years of trying. While it might seem like everyone around you is falling pregnant, don’t over think it – remember, half the fun is in the trying anyway. Having regular unprotected sex is the main thing – every two or three days will ensure that sperm is in the best health.