Now that you and your partner have decided to try and have a family, you begin to research on how you could conceive easily. But the truth is, what works for others might not work for you in a snap. You just have to be patient and enjoy the process.
Of course, it would not hurt to amp your chances of conceiving by following the below tips.
Don’t be scared and convince your partner that getting tested means you are already anticipating that there is something wrong with you or the both of you. Getting a check-up before you start trying to conceive is recommended to fully benefit from preconception care such as taking folic acid-fortified prenatal supplements, which can help avoid birth abnormalities.
Folic acid is important in the initial phases of pregnancy, as a result, it’s important to get sufficient of it even before you get pregnant. Besides, if you have any underlying medical conditions that might affect conception, it is better that it’s treated at the beginning before it gets more complicated.
Track your cycle
If you are not tracking your monthly menstrual cycle, start now. Tracking your menstrual cycle could help you know when you are ovulating. You also need to consider checking for other ovulation signs such as your body temperature and changes in cervical mucus. Your body temperature rises when you are ovulating and it is a good method to track your ovulation with our basal thermometer.
There are also ovulating kits available that could tell you when you are ovulating and when to have intercourse to improve your probabilities of becoming pregnant. There are apps that could also help with that. You need to input the first and last day of your menstrual cycle and the app will predict when you are ovulating and when you should start getting busy.
Lie still after intercourse
No, you don’t need to put your feet up in the air to help your partner’s “swimmers”. Experts recommend to just lay in bed for 10 to 15 minutes after intercourse and to not go to the toilet during this time period. 10 to 15 minutes is enough for the sperm to get into your cervix.
Having sex while ovulating is recommended
You might think that the more sex you have, the better chances of you being knocked up. On the contrary, you must not overdo it. Having intercourse every other night around the time of ovulation is what increases your chances. This is the reason why it is recommended that you track your menstrual cycle and your ovulation. Does this mean you should not have sex if you are not ovulating? Of course not. Just don’t overdo it.
Lowering both your stress level is also important when trying to conceive. The more stressed you are about trying to have a baby, the more you are likely to not be pregnant. Stress can interfere with ovulation. So just relax and before you know it, that pregnancy test kit would show positive sooner than you expected.