The route to getting pregnant is not always straightforward and conception can take some time even when you’re healthy and fertile. Waiting to conceive and not seeing results can feel extremely frustrating. You may wonder what you’re doing wrong or just feel desperate to skip to the exciting part – planning life with your new baby! However, before you despair or start searching for baby must haves online, here are some tips you can try that may help you conceive faster.
Easier said than done, right? Especially when you’re desperate to conceive. However, studies show that stress can make getting pregnant even harder. Instead of worrying about your fertility or obsessing over possible pregnancy symptoms, why not arrange a relaxing day for yourself and your partner. This will help bring you closer and could lead to some romantic baby making!
There are several different ways you can track your ovulation and predict when you may be most fertile. Getting to know your cycle is a good way to start as you’re usually the most fertile at your midway menstrual point. You can also try tracking your basal body temperature or charting changes to your cervical mucus. If you want to know how to get pregnancy hormone readings absolutely certain, you might be best using an ovulation test every month. Although these tests are not always 100% accurate, charting different elements of your cycle can help you make a useful pregnancy calendar to refer to.
Although it’s not necessary for a woman to have an orgasm to get pregnant, some studies show that it does help. Plus, it makes the whole thing a lot more fun for you! So, embrace one of the perks of trying to get pregnant and get experimental with your sex life. Be aware, however, that certain lubricants may reduce your chances of pregnancy so always check before using products.
Not only is exercise a stress buster it could also increase your chances of pregnancy. However, experts warn that you shouldn’t go too crazy when it comes to conception and working out. Exercising too much can overtax the body and cause you to skip menstrual cycles. Regular, light, fun exercise is the order of the day and can be a great way to bond with your partner if you work out together!
Eating a healthy balanced diet can ensure that your hormones function as they should. This can help you conceive more quickly and will make your pregnancy easier. Eating well is one of the top pregnancy tips anyway, so you may as well get a head start and eat right while trying to conceive. Your body and your baby will thank you for it!
There are lots of ways you can increase your chances of pregnancy and make yourself more likely to conceive faster. Try some of these tips and see how you get on. You could hear the patter of tiny feet in no time!
Have you, or someone you know, struggled to conceive? Did you try any of these tips? Did they work? Tell us about your journey to parenthood over on Instagram!
Betti Wilson is a freelance author, but, what’s more important, what she is really devoted to, is her children. In her articles, she shares her own experience and writes about parenthood, lifestyle, family challenges and how to deal with them without losing a positive attitude.
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