Five Ways to Increase Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant

Five Ways to Increase Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant

It can feel like you have to wait until you're ready to have a baby. You wait until the right time of your cycle. You wait for your missed period. You wait for those little lines to appear on the pregnancy test. You wait and try to be perfect while you wait. You stop drinking alcohol, coffee, and other favorite foods. To support your egg health and that of your child's future health, you start taking quality fertility vitamins and prenatal vitamins. The average 30-year-old healthy woman has only a 1 in 5 chance of becoming pregnant. The odds of getting pregnant fall even further if you're older than 35, 40 or 50. Your chances of becoming pregnant are high. You have safe and effective options to increase your chances of becoming pregnant in the next cycle.

Conception Is A Delicate Dance

To create fertilized eggs, a carefully planned combination of factors must be in sync. There are still hurdles to overcome once the egg has been fertilized.

Your body undergoes hormonal changes each month to prepare for the release of an egg into your fallopian tube. The egg is usually released at the middle of the women's menstrual cycle. This could be between 10 to 18 days after your period began.

The egg must be released within a short time frame, usually between 12 and 24 hours. Once it is released, the egg can then be merged with sperm to form a fertilized egg or zygote. If you have sex within the day of ovulation, your chances of fertilization are higher. This is because the sperm has time to travel through the cervix, uterus and into the fallopian tubes. Sperm can survive for as long as five days, which is longer than that of an unfertilized eggs.

How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Timing is just one piece of the puzzle. How quickly you get pregnant depends on your health, the health of your partner and other factors. Here are five ways to increase your chances of conceiving.

     1. Get a checkup

You will spend more time in the doctor's chair once you become pregnant. Routine checkups will be required to track the progress of your pregnancy and monitor your baby's health. They also help you assess how your body handles the stress of being pregnant. Schedule a routine exam before you attempt to conceive. This will help to identify potential health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes. So you can feel confident about trying to conceive, your doctor will be able to coach you. Stress can affect hormone levels and your ability to conceive.

     2. Take Supplements

Your chances of conceiving successfully are higher if you're healthier. Cellular health and nutrition are essential for fertility. Prenatal supplements should be taken at least three months before you attempt to conceive. Prenatal supplements are essential for a healthy baby's development.

Folic acid, a critical nutrient, has been shown to reduce birth defects in pregnant women who consume enough of it through supplementation and in their daily diet. DHEA supports ovarian health, and ubiquinol coQ10 supports egg well-being. Both nutrients are vital to your egg health and the environment that surrounds you. You can increase your chances of conceiving by taking a daily fertility supplement and eating a healthy diet.

     3. Do More

The history of exercise and pregnancy is complicated. The past research has not been well-researched. It was small and did not include women who were very active, which is a far cry from the average woman's level of physical activity. Recent, more extensive research by nurses found that women who exercise moderately most days of the week had fewer difficulties trying for conceive.

Any extra activity can make it easier to get pregnant. You can do a 30-minute walk every day, or take a Zumba class at your gym. For women who are trying to conceive, exercise can increase your body's insulin sensitivity and help you maintain a healthy weight.

     4. Use a sperm-friendly lubricant

To help them fertilize the egg, sperm motility is crucial. Some lubricants make it more difficult for sperms to move and others can reduce the life expectancy. To ensure you are not hindering your chances of getting pregnant, check your current lubricant. Glycerin-free, non-isotonic, and balanced in PHP are all common sperm-friendly lubricants. Switch to a different product if your current lubricant has parabens and glycerin.

     5. Get an Ovulation Kit

An ovulation kit can help you know when your fertility window is and take the guesswork out. Ovulation kits are similar to pregnancy test kits except that they do not test for hCG. Instead, they test for the luteinizing hormone.

Your LH levels rise just before the egg is released. This is detected by the ovulation test and indicates that you are within your fertile window. Positive ovulation tests should be correlated with changes in the consistency and color of your cervical mucus. Your body makes more mucus that is intended to increase sperm motility, and improve your chances of fertilization.

Be patient, but know when to seek help

Most couples don't get pregnant the first time they try. It is common to take several cycles before you see a positive pregnancy test. If you've been trying unsuccessfully for more than a year, it is time to seek out a specialist. If you are over 35 and have not been able conceive, it is time to see your doctor.

It can be frustrating and discouraging to not get pregnant immediately. Keep a positive outlook. Be patient and trust the process. These five tips will help you increase your chances of conceiving quickly.

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0-3M 6-12 Ibs. / 3.6-5.4 kg 21-24 in. / 53.3-61 cm
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3-6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-26 in. / 61-66 cm
3-9M 12-20 Ibs. / 5.4-9.1 kg 24-28 in. / 61-71.1 cm
6-9M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 26-28 in. / 66-71.1 cm
12M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 28-30 in. / 71.1-76.2 cm
18M 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 30-32 in. / 76.2-81.3 cm
24M / 2T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 32-34 in. / 81.3-86.4 cm
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18M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 30-33 in. / 76.2-83.8 cm
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3T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 35-39 in. / 88.9-99.1 cm
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