Trying to Conceive: 9 Fertility Tips for Women
For couples that are trying to conceive, it is essential that every possible chance is taken advantage of to make this wish a reality.
This process, however, can be hectic for some couples and the agony that comes with that can be hard to live with. The following are tips on how a woman can increase her chances of getting pregnant.
1. Visiting a Doctor
If you have been having challenges trying to get pregnant, the first step that is recommended is that you visit a doctor.
The doctor will do a full exam to establish what the problem is and how best they can help you. When you visit the doctor, it is necessary that you carry with you any medical documents that may be required.
This is especially important if you have had any problems with past pregnancies or have had a miscarriage before. In case of any illness related to your reproductive system such as ovarian cancer, it is necessary that your doctor is furnished with this information as well.
2. Keep Track of Your Ovulation
Ovulation is the prime ingredient of all possible pregnancies. This simply means that it is important that you focus on your menstrual cycle and when you start ovulating.
Many women fail to understand their menstrual cycle, especially in instances where they have been using emergency contraceptive pills. It is necessary to find out whether you have a typical 28-day cycle, a shorter 25-day cycle or a longer 35-day cycle.
Knowing this helps you plan for sex well with your partner to coincide with that period that you will be ovulating. This highly increases your chances of getting pregnant.
3. Start Taking Prenatal Vitamins If You Are Trying to Conceive
Prenatal vitamins are highly recommended for anyone who is making an effort to become pregnant.
These vitamins will help your body to naturally adjust to the efforts that you are making to have a baby. Prenatal vitamins, however, need to be taken with the careful guidance of a credible physician.
Additionally, if one has been taking any other vitamins and steroids, it is advisable to seek medical advice on how safe that is. The use of multiple vitamins has been known to curtail the efforts one may be making at having a baby.
For prenatal vitamins that continue to be taken even after conceiving, they need to be followed through without any fail.
4. Cut down on Hormonal Birth Control
For many women, hormonal birth controls are a convenient method of preventing any unwanted pregnancies, and therefore, they will take this up until they are ready to have one.
One of the most recommended tips for getting pregnant, however, is to get off the pill, implant or injection.
When one gets off these birth control methods, the period between that time and when one can get pregnant is varied. Some of us women will do that a month or two after and for some, it may take up to a year. Either way, the body needs to be given to adjust to its normal cycle.
5. Quit Smoking
Immediately you decide that it is time to get a baby, it is necessary to give up on your smoking habit. Smoking is known to decrease your chances of conceiving and at the same time, it lowers your partner's sperm count.
Moreover, smoking is known to contribute to miscarriages and other congenital disabilities and pregnancy complications.
The process of quitting smoking might be a long one, but if planned properly, you can leave the habit in time and be able to have a baby.
6. Try Some Yoga Practices
Having peace of mind is known to positively increase your chances of conceiving. Although we leave in a stressful world, you need to learn more about how to relax your mind once you decide it is time to have a baby. If you have been looking for advice on how to get pregnant, relaxing is one of them. Yoga is a very relaxing exercise that will help you in case you have a hormonal imbalance that is affecting your menstrual cycle. Doing yoga for a quarter an hour daily will help you to become more relaxed and hence have more control on your hormonal balance.
7. Give up the Bottle
Are you fond of drinking? Then you should know that this is not a habit convenient if you are looking to have a baby anytime soon.
Whether you think it is or it isn't necessary, you will eventually need to give up the bottle once you conceive. However, by then, that might be a hard thing to do.
It is therefore recommended that you cut down on any drinking habit that you might have earlier on. This, again, will help with your body hormones and give you a better chance of becoming pregnant.
8. Eat Healthily
For many people who are having difficulties trying to get pregnant, their eating habits have a significant role to play.
This is because of the high cholesterol levels found in most of the foods that we consume. The continued consumption of such foods, however, is not convenient for anyone that is looking to get pregnant.
Eating healthy should be a priority and the sooner one can do a major overhaul of their diet and have more nutritious food, the better.
9. Cut down on Caffeine Intake
Caffeine, whether it is present in coffee or a cup of tea, needs to be cut down on. Caffeine is known to be one of the leading causes of reduced fertility levels in women.
With your mind set on having a baby, it is necessary that you keep this stimulant off the list of things you consume regularly.
More Than Just Health
Having a baby is the dream for many people and all through life, a lot of people will be trying to conceive.
The disappointment comes when the wrong effort is directed into this endeavor.
Check out our blog to learn more tips on how you make simple lifestyle changes to take care of your whole self, mind, body, and spirit.
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