For many women, trying to conceive can be a fun and exciting experience, but it can be stressful for many others. There are a lot of women who try for years to conceive but fail every time. We all know pregnancy is an amazing experience for every couple.
There is a lot of happiness and excitement that comes along with the news of the pregnancy in the house. But when I counsel patients, the biggest reason that comes out is the lack of correct knowledge.
There are a lot of things to remember while planning a pregnancy. Some woman thinks I need to get pregnant this month. In this blog, I will share 10 proven tips to boost fertility in natural ways. These tips are as follows:
10 Tips For Getting Pregnant Faster
1. Track Your Ovulation Period.
The ovulation period is a part of your menstrual cycle during which the ovaries release eggs. The ovulation period is around 14th to 16th day of a 28-day menstrual cycle.
For example, your period date is 30th of any month, then your ovulation period will be between 14th to 18th of that month. It is seen that doing sexual intercourse during this ovulation period increases the chance of fertilization.
2. Monitor your fertile window.
The second tip includes monitoring your fertile window. The fertile window is your ovulation date, which is the day an egg is released and the five days beforehand. In this period, the chances of getting pregnant become high. Doing sexual intercourse on alternate days during the fertile window, increase pregnancy chances by 30 percent.
3. Look for the changes in your body.
The next tip is to look for all the changes in your body during the fertile window. These changes are important to notice that include the change of white discharge, cervical mucus, into a sticky substance. Along with this, the number of white discharge increases to help the sperms reach the uterus easily.
Sexual intercourse during this period also increases the chances of getting pregnant. You can also use Ovulation kits that detect your LH hormone and tells you about your ovulation period. This LH hormone suddenly increases 36 hours before your ovulation period.
4. Maintain a healthy weight.
The fourth and one of the most important tips is to maintain a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is very important before planning a pregnancy. Obesity decreases your chances of pregnancy by two times. Similarly, if you are underweight, these chances of getting pregnant decrease by 4 times.
To know your healthy weight, your BMI should be between 18.5 to 25. Also, if you are obese and you reduce your weight by 5-10%, then your chances of getting pregnant rises.
5. Be aware of your age.
In this generation where people are busy with their lives and making a career, some people forget that they are growing old. It is very important to understand that the best chances of getting pregnant are in your early 20s and as soon as you reach your 30s, your fertility chances decrease. After the age of 40-45, the chances of conceiving naturally becomes zero.
6. Start taking prenatal vitamins.
We all know how important the brain and spinal cord development of a child is. Their development depends upon the folic acid. A woman should consume folic acid in a dose of 400 grams, 3 months before pregnancy.
If not three months, then these vitamins should be consumed at least 1 month before pregnancy. These vitamins play a very essential role in the development of the brain and spinal cord.
7. Eat Healthy food.
Eating healthy food is crucial at every stage of life. The kind of food you eat affects your overall health. Healthy food keeps you healthy, whereas junk food and packed foods make you lazy and do not have any benefits. It is important to eat fresh food and totally avoid junk and packed food during or before planning a pregnancy.
Try to eat a balanced diet that includes green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, unpolished rice, whole grain cereals, etc. If you are non-vegetarian, you can eat oil and spice free fish and meat. Avoid snacks and soft drinks.
8. Exercise regularly.
Exercise keeps your body active. Everyone should be active at least 30 minutes a day maybe doing yoga, exercise, walking, or jogging. When we relate pregnancy and exercise, there is a very common myth that after getting pregnant one should stop exercising. This is not at all true.
Dr suggests that before or during pregnancy, you can do normal exercises, yoga, or brisk walking. Any kind of activity is beneficial during pregnancy and makes your body flexible. On the other hand, meditation and yoga help you to stay calm and release stress.
9. Avoid smoking and drinking.
If you are someone who drinks and smokes and if you are also planning for pregnancy or even if you are not, stop it today. Smoking and drinking are two bad habits for all of us. All the toxic contents in cigarettes and alcohol destroy the eggs quickly and reduce your fertility gradually. By decreasing the eggs, it decreases the chances of you getting pregnant.
Also, if your husband smokes, ask them to quit it as they also expose you to it and make you a passive smoker. Smoking has terrible effects on both the eggs and the sperms.
10. Know when to seek help from a doctor.
All the nine tips have proved that they increase your chances of getting pregnant but it is crucial to know when to visit a doctor and until when you can try naturally. If you are below 30, you don’t have any disease in the past and have a normal sexual life, you can try to conceive naturally.
But if you are above 30, have a disease like diabetes, thyroid, fibroids, etc, then you should only try to conceive naturally up to 6 months. After trying for 6 months and above, you can visit a doctor or a fertility expert where he will counsel you and suggest you to do some hormone tests, fertility tests, etc to diagnose the exact problem.
These 10 proven tips will surely prepare you to conceive naturally. But always remember that if you can’t conceive naturally for almost a year, don’t hesitate to visit a doctor. Your doctor will guide you and help you complete your family.