Diet and nutrition
Your reproductive system will be prepared for pregnancy with a well-balanced diet. Eating more alkaline foods can increase your chances of conceiving – bean sprouts, peas and milk are excellent choices. On the other hand, eating acidic foods can increase the acidity in the cervical mucus and destroy the sperm, so foods and drinks like red meat and tea should be avoided.
Adding a quality multivitamin supplement in your daily diet is good if you’re trying to conceive. The supplement must contain folic acid which prevents neural tube defects, and you should continue taking it when you are pregnant in order to receive all the required nutrients.
When you’re trying to get pregnant, get a check-up to detect any problems that might get in the way. Also, consult with your doctor if you’re on medication to ensure that they’re not interfering with the pregnancy.
Of course, regular sex means more chances of getting pregnant. By having sex every day, you won’t need to track your ovulation. Enjoy it – sex never gets boring!
Consider proper positions
Many people believe that proper positions can get you pregnant. For example, the missionary position put the sperm closest to the cervix, increasing the likelihood of fertilization. Although not supported by studies, this won’t reduce the chances of getting pregnant.
Learn your cycle
Timing is key to pregnancy – if it’s off, you could miss it. You need to keep track of your basal temperature with a thermometer so you can know when you’re ovulating. It’s best to chart your cycles to predict ovulation.
Make the trip easier
The vaginal area is unfriendly to sperm, which is why it’s so hard to conceive. Make it more sperm-friendly to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Avoid using douches, sprays, scented tampons and lubricants when trying to stay pregnant. Using these products will only make the area more hostile to sperm.
Avoid caffeine, smoking, alcohol and illegal drugs
According to studies, caffeine considerably affects your chances of getting pregnant, so you should avoid any caffeine-rich foods and drinks. Smoking, alcohol or drugs can also harm your chances, and they can increase the chances of birth defects. It’s really not worth it!
Exercise and maintain your weight
Moderate exercise and keeping healthy weight can improve your fertility and help you burn fat. Overweight women have higher estrogen levels which results in irregular or no ovulation. On the other hand, frequent hard workouts and excessive weight loss can cause infertility and hormonal imbalance.
The more aroused you are during sex, the less stressed you will be. Stress keeps ovulation from occurring and can also throw your cycles off course, making it difficult to predict ovulation.
Getting pregnant is not easy- there are many factors to take into account. Hopefully, these tips will help you conceive. Drop us a message and let us know.