Getting pregnant is not as easy as some may think. There are healthy couples out there who try to get pregnant for months or years and still have trouble. It’s not an exact science, so if you’re looking for tips for getting pregnant, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got 10 tips that we hope will help you get pregnant, so try them out and good luck!
10. Get a Pregnancy App
A good pregnancy app will help you keep track of all the changes that are happening to your body. They have labor and contraction timers, a list of foods you need to avoid when pregnant, basically all you need to know if you’re pregnant or you’re trying to get pregnant. Some are free, so it’s no harm in trying them out.
9. Don’t Leave Pregnancy for Your 40’s
We’re not trying to tell you when to get pregnant, every woman decides that for herself, but it’s a well-known fact that the more you wait to get pregnant, the harder it is going to happen. Many women enter menopause in their late 40’s, so if you want to make sure you get pregnant, try to do it in your 30’s or 20’s, if you can.
8. Cut Out the Stress in Your Life
Stress can really affect your chances of getting pregnant. Being stressed can cause your body to go through many changes that if you may or may not feel. Some women, when they’re very stressed, don’t ovulate, so make sure you take some time off or try to cut out the stress in your life as much as you can if you’re trying to get pregnant.
7. Use the Right Positions
To be honest, there are no scientific studies that say which sexual positions are the best to get pregnant, but folk wisdom says that the missionary position is really great because the cervix is closest the most relaxed and the position helps the sperm travel better through it. You can use a pillow under your hips to help feel more comfortable.
6. Check the Sperm
One of the best tips for getting pregnant is checking the man’s sperm to ensure it’s healthy. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a while and it still didn’t happen, the sperm could be the issue. Nobody likes to think that there might be something wrong with them, so tell your man that you would like to have his sperm checked, gently. Men are sensitive creatures, aren’t they?
5. Quit Smoking
Come on, you’re still smoking and you’re trying to get pregnant?! We’re not even going to start counting the ways cigarettes are damaging your health and your chances of getting pregnant. Quit smoking as soon as possible if you want to get pregnant and if you want to have a healthy child.
4. Drink Less or Stop Altogether
One or two units once or twice a week is the official recommendation for women. If you’re trying to get pregnant you should either stick to that or quit alcohol altogether. A research made by the Danish scientists revealed that women who drink less than five units of alcohol per week are twice as likely to get pregnant than those who drink more. Promising, right?
3. Know Your Monthly Cycle
Stop 100 women on the street and ask them about their cycle and we guarantee that more than half of them will have no idea of what you’re talking about. Women should learn about how their body works. Women should know that they can get pregnant only during a short period of time (4-5 days a month), when they’re ovulating and that sperm can live inside the body for up to 5 days. Also, did you know that once the female egg is released it lives for only 24 hours? Learn the facts before getting pregnant.
2. Be a Healthy Weight
You should have a BMI (body mass index) of between 18 – 24 to make sure you are not at risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Also, maintaining a healthy BMI facilities getting pregnant. Studies have shown that women with a BMI of over 29 take longer to conceive than women who are in the normal range. Obesity interferes with hormone levels, but being underweight also makes it very hard to get pregnant.
1. Have Sex!
The best and most fun tip for getting pregnant! Have sex! As much as possible and make it as fun as possible, you’re trying to make a baby and it’s not rocket science. Enjoy this period in your life, become once the baby comes… well, it’s not going to be the same. Try to aim for as much sex as possible during the ovulation period.
Are you going to use any of our tips for getting pregnant? If you have anything you would like to share with us, please do so in the comment section below.