Tips on How to Get Pregnant

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Feb 13, 2012
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  • Before you officially start trying to conceive, get a checkup.
  • There are only a few days out of each cycle when sex can actually lead to pregnancy.
  • You can plan to have sex during your most fertile days.
  • Relaxed state of mind gives best conditions of fertility for conception.


If you have decided to have a baby, it is important that you know all about the best time of intercourse for conception and the lifestyle you need to adopt for it. Some couples get it done reasonably easily while others go through months in despair. Maybe you're just really eager to get pregnant, or maybe you want your baby's birth to happen at a specific time.

Although Mother Nature has a hand in the timing, there are some things you can do or not do to help increase your chances of getting pregnant ASAP. Read on for expert-approved tips for getting pregnant.


Tips on How to Get Pregnant

Do get a preconception checkup- Before you officially start trying, get a checkup. Ask your doctor about prenatal vitamins that have folic acid , which helps protect against some birth defects, such as spina bifida . Folic acid works during the early stages of pregnancy, so that's why it's important to make sure you're getting enough folic acid even before you get pregnant.
Figure out when you ovulate- Since most women release an egg once each menstrual cycle, there are only a few days out of each cycle when sex can actually lead to pregnancy. Knowing when you ovulate means that you and your partner can identify the bull's-eye and then aim for it, instead of just shooting a bunch of arrows and hoping the target happens to be there.
Get busy at the right time- Once you know when your egg will be released from your ovary, you can plan to have sex during your most fertile days: from three days before ovulation through the day of ovulation. (Starting a little sooner can't hurt; some women have gotten pregnant from sex that happened six days before they ovulated.)

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Don't worry about the best positions for getting pregnant- Myths abound about the best positions for getting pregnant, but they are just that -- myths. There is really no scientific evidence saying that the missionary position is better than the woman being on top when it comes to maximizing your chances of making a baby.
Do not Stress – You need to be in a fairly relaxed state of mind for giving the best conditions of fertility for conception. Stress interferes with the fertility of women and you need to be aware of that. Try to relax with Yogic breathing techniques or just shun negative thoughts with positive reaffirmations!
Stay in Bed after Intercourse – After the intercourse is over, it is advisable to stay in bed for 15 to 20 minutes for increasing the chances of conception. Some women have also been successful in getting pregnant by putting up their legs in the air or placing a pillow below the pelvic area for raising the vagina. These positions facilitate in the passage of sperm to the egg.
Do away with Unhealthy Edibles - Caffeine causes slow down of blood supply to the uterus. Women have had to suffer even miscarriage due to too much caffeine intake. Similarly, alcohol and smoking has an adverse effect on your health. In any case, you will have to give up these when you become pregnant as they have a lot of adverse effects on your baby’s growth.
Eat more Fertility Enhancing Foods – Foods such as beans, garlic, whole grains, cauliflower, nuts, honey, avocado, oysters and green leafy vegetables in particular. Apart from the foods, adequate intake of water is also very beneficial. It helps your cervical fluid move faster for the process of sperm’s fusion into an egg. Men should also take flaxseed oil supplement for increasing sperm mobility.

Try out these tips on how to get pregnant and you can expect to hear the good news soon! If you're going to get pregnant naturally, it's very likely to happen within the first three months. About 6 out of 10 couples have conceived by then. After that, how long you should keep trying before you seek help from a fertility specialist depends in large part on your age.Of course, if you have reason to suspect a fertility problem in yourself or your partner, go ahead and make an appointment – there's no reason to wait.

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  • BWAMBALE MOSES28 Apr 2012
  • Nikhitha08 Apr 2012
    yesterday was my periods date but till now i didnt have morning i did the pregnancy test but the result was there any chance for getting pregnant as i didnt have periods till now?? please comment for my question..
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