How to get pregnant. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? However, once you actually start trying to get pregnant, you might find that it is not as simple or as easy as you thought.
In fact, as many as one in eight couples has trouble getting pregnant. Here is our step by step guide for how to get pregnant, hopefully quickly and easily?
You don’t have to start out by visiting a fertility specialist, but a check up at your regular doctor is a very good idea before you start trying to conceive.
Your doctor can do your blood work, take a look at your family history, and look for anything that might be an issue or a problem for you once you start actively trying to get pregnant. A doctor’s visit before you start trying to conceive is a very great idea.
The most important thing about getting pregnant is that you have to know when you are ovulating. There are only a few short days each month when it is physically possible for a woman to get pregnant, and if you don’t know those days, you are never going to be able to conceive.
There are several ways that you can track your ovulation. First of all, you can use a basal body thermometer to track your temperature every day before you even get out of bed. When you see a spike in your temperature, that means ovulation time is near.
Also, you can learn to look at your cervical mucus and it can tell you a lot about your ovulation. Finally, you can also use over the counter ovulation predictor kits to tell you when you are ovulating.
It is very important to plan sex at the right time after you know when you are ovulating. Some women choose to have sex the day before they are scheduled to ovulate, so that the sperm is “ready and waiting” when the egg is released.
Some couples have sex every day during the week of ovulation, some couples only have sex a few days a week, and some couples have sex every other day during ovulation week. You and your partner can decide the timing that is right for you, just make sure to have sex during ovulation time.
When you are trying to conceive it is important to do anything in your power to up your chances. If you smoke, drink, or do illegal drugs, stop. Start exercising and make sure that you are at a healthy weight.
Eat a good, well balanced diet and stay away from overly processed junk foods. Try to keep your life as stress free as possible. Connect with other family and friends who have went through similar issues and find yourself a solid support group.
Take your multivitamin or prenatal vitamin every day, and do whatever you can in your power to up your chances of getting pregnant. Keep trying and don’t give up, sometimes getting pregnant is a long process.