Deciding to start trying to get pregnant is a big decision for a couple to make. To help the process of getting pregnant go as smoothly as possible, there are some steps you can take to increase the chances of conception. Try out some of these tips to help the conception process be more successful.
Know Your Cycle
Being familiar with your menstrual cycle is one of the most helpful ways to be more successful with conception. The time during your cycle when you’re ovulating is the time you’re most likely to get pregnant, so focusing on having sex during this time makes it far more likely you’ll get pregnant. If you’ve never tracked your cycle, there are hundreds of free apps that can keep track of your ovulation and menstruation days. There are also ovulation tests you can purchase from most drug stores that will tell you if you’re fertile at the time. The days when your cervical mucus is thin and slippery is when you’re the most fertile. However, there’s no need to have sex every day to increase your chances. Having sex every other day during ovulation is plenty when trying to get pregnant.
Look into Fertility Treatments
For many couples, even after having regular sex and paying attention to ovulation for months, they are unable to conceive naturally. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but there are fertility treatment options that can help you get pregnant. One of the most popular treatment options is in vitro fertilization (IVF). During this process, some of your eggs are harvested and injected with your partner’s sperm. If any eggs make it to the embryo stage, they are placed in the uterus to develop into a baby. Preparing for IVF is critical to its success. Changing your diet can make IVF treatment more successful. In general, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help your body better prepare for pregnancy.
Have a Preconception Checkup
Before you begin trying to get pregnant, it can be good to see your doctor for a checkup to make sure everything’s healthy with you. During this checkup, your doctor will be able to check for any underlying health problems that could impact your ability to get pregnant, and your pregnancy itself. During this time, your doctor can also give you their own recommendations for conception strategies that can help you get pregnant more quickly.
Going through conception difficulties while trying to get pregnant can be heartbreaking. Luckily, modern medicine and technology gives those who want to start a family the best fighting chance the world has ever known. Be sure to do your research to find the best option for you and your loved ones.
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