While mostly couples worry about an unwanted pregnancy and take all contraceptive measures to avoid it whereas some couples find it difficult to start a family.
Knowing certain basics of “getting pregnant” will aid you do things the right way, in being patient, and will help you avoid being obsessive about your bodily changes. However, professional help is of prime importance at every stage of your pregnancy.
Stop all contraceptive methods: All methods of birth control should be stopped if you are planning a pregnancy. Certain birth control methods which alter the hormonal levels of the body such as oral pills and hormonal injections, patches need to be discontinued much before you plan a pregnancy. The body needs about six months to a year to come back to its natural form so as to aid pregnancy.
Consult a doctor for pre-conception planning including talking about any medication you or your partner may be taking which might impair fertility. Also certain drugs may not go well with pregnancy and would need to be discontinued, seek professional advice. Clear your doubts regarding conception and pregnancy.
Having sex more often and specially near the time of ovulation will increase your chances of conceiving. Do not get bogged down by the thought of making babies instead just enjoy the time together and it will happen!
If you have been indulging in unprotected sex with your partner quite often you can get lucky in a year or less. Couples who are healthy can keep trying to conceive for a year before seeking professional help. Individuals older than thirty-five years need to consult a doctor early as age related infertility is a looming threat.
Due to medical advances various fertility treatments are available for couples which are very effective. Infertility can happen in both men and women; none should be blamed for it instead mutual support is necessary.
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