You may have spent many years trying to avoid getting pregnant but once you have made the decision to try for a baby you want it to happen as soon as possible! There are a number of ways you can maximise your chances of getting pregnant in super, quick time. It is not an exact science but if you are under 35, in good health and are having regular unprotected sex it should happen within about six months to a year. Maybe you are just really eager to get pregnant, or maybe you hope that your baby will be born at a certain time of year.
A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die. — Mary Mason
Starting taking some even before becoming pregnant
One of the common causes of infertility is the genetic mutation that prevents the conversion of folic acid into its usable form, 5MTHF. For women with such genetic mutation, getting folic acid in the form of 5MTHF is highly important to increase chances of getting pregnant.
Being too heavy can reduce a womans odds of conceiving, but being too thin can make it even harder to have a baby.
Get a general health check up before trying for a baby to identify problems before waiting too long.
Knowing when you ovulate is the biggest secret to quickly becoming pregnant. Ovulation is the act of releasing the egg from the ovary. Once you know your ovulation time-frame, you can plan sex during your most fertile days. It is mostly three days before ovulation through the day you ovulate.
Keep intercourse frequency to a minimum. The more you do it, the lesser the sperm concentration during each ejaculate, leading to reduced chances of some sperm actually getting to their destination.
Cortisol, the stress hormone, is one of the biggest factors that contribute to hormonal imbalance. For a woman to conceive, her hormones must be in balance, so when her stress levels are too high, especially chronically, she will have a difficult time getting pregnant. "Cortisol throws off all of the hormones because it places the body in a flight or fight state so that the other hormones do not have a chance to do their own jobs," said Mindy Berla, certified holistic nutrition and fitness specialist at Brooklyn Academy Roots in Oakland, Calif. to Medical Daily. Focus on your body and find a place to sit at peace and take deep breaths to naturally relieve the tension and stress levels in your body.
Smoking lowers sperm quality. Quit smoking for better health, longer lifespan, and increase your chances of being a parent.
Some lubricants can actually decrease fertility. When you are trying to get pregnant, be sure to avoid products that have spermicidal agents.
6% of women with unexplained infertility have celiac disease. Their bodies respond to gluten by producing antibodies that may interfere with the development of the placenta.
Sexually transmitted infections affect a woman's ability to coceive.
Thin women, who workout strenuously are less likely to conceive than those who do moderate exercise. Similary, men who perform excess cardio have decreased testosterone, and thereby decreased virility.
Soda decreases the fertility of women and also the virility of men. Better stay away.
Clock seven to eight hours of sleep everyday for improving your chances of getting pregnant.
Gum disease can add an extra two months to the amount of time it takes to become pregnant, 2011 Australian research shows. Make sure you get your teeth checked before trying to conceive. More: How to Keep Your Smile Healthy
Guys who watch more than 20 hours of TV weekly have a 44% lower sperm count than those who watch almost none, a 2013 Harvard study showed.
High stress levels mess up the ovulation cycle.
Lower sperm counts result from having phones in the proximity of testicles.
With age, your ability to conceive declines, especially in women. If you have plans of having a baby, better do so early in life than later.
Women with partners who are sub-fertile may use their partners sperm for insemination, but the sperm is concentrated in the fertility lab first to increase its potency and improve the odds of pregnancy. Infertile women may also take fertility medication to help them produce more or better quality eggs before IUI is done.
Some couples going through IVF produce more embryos than they can use. They may choose to donate these already made embryos to an infertile woman. In this case, if the woman has a partner, neither of them is the genetic parent of the child she gives birth to. Embryo adoption involves taking medications to thicken the uterine lining so its a good place for the embryo to implant. Some IVF centers do not get involved with matching embryos with couples, but will transfer the embryos once a couple is matched. Embryo adoption is similar to traditional adoptions; it just takes place at the cellular stage.
Women who no longer produce eggs on their own can get pregnant by using donor eggs. Another woman undergoes IVF and donates her eggs to the infertile mom to be; the embryos are transferred into the recipient after she takes medications to prepare the uterine lining for implantation by thickening it. The womans partners sperm is used to fertilize the eggs, so the child produced is genetically his and carried by her, but not genetically hers. If both partners have fertility issues, both donor eggs and donor sperm can be used.
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