Easy ways to boost your chances of getting pregnant
Deciding to have a baby is one of life’s biggest decisions. Once you’ve made up your mind that you want to create a little life, most couples are eager to begin their journey immediately. While it is true that some couples get pregnant much easier than others, there are a number of measures that can be taken to boost your chances of getting pregnant.
Alcohol and Cigarettes
Of course, we all know about the dangers of smoking and drinking during pregnancy, but smoking while trying to conceive also lowers fertility in both men and women. Women who drink less than 2 glasses of alcohol a day are more likely to conceive. However, male fertility appears unaffected by drinking. Although, heavy drinking can affect men’s overall health, and thus their fertility.
Weight and Fitness
Women who are underweight or obese, are at least 50% less likely to conceive within the same time period as women who maintain a healthy weight. However, it is best to get in shape before trying to get pregnant. Increasing your exercise regime or diet significantly while attempting to fall pregnant can boost your chances of success.
For men, being overweight can also lower fertility. However, overall fitness in men is equally important, and starting an exercise program can raise sperm count and mobility.
Of course, it is essential to have sex at the optimum time. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days before your next period is due. There are testing kids and apps available to help keep track. It is better to begin having sex the day before ovulation is due, and continue having sex till a few days after. A couple of times a day is prime!
Contrary to popular belief, ‘saving’ sperm does not increase sperm count or mobility. In fact, men who go without sex for 5 days or more show a decrease in both. Although men do show a lower sperm count the day after having sex, mobility is not affected.
While having sex more than once a day during ovulation can increase your chances of conceiving, stress does not. Couples who find making time for this much sex is stressful, should opt for a less rigorous schedule. Don’t ruin the moment with a strict sex schedule!
Care should be taken over which lubricants are used also. There are plenty out there that are spermicidal, and will drastically lower your chances of conceiving. Try a natural oil such as olive oil if you are unsure about the lube you have.
Other negative factors can come from our environment, stress can be detrimental to both mental and physical wellness, including fertility. If your job involves exposure strong solvents or chemicals, such as those used in the printing industry or dry-cleaning, you should consider looking for a different position.
A couple of other things you can try to help fall pregnant is acupuncture, and a pregnancy tea. These 2 things can work wonders!
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