So you have decided to try for a baby. Most of the time, just having a happy sex life will help you to get pregnant. Often couples can stress themselves out with trying to conceive. So it doesn’t make the process enjoyable or easy at all. If you are feeling stressed, there is less of a chance of conceiving. There are a few things that will help you on your way to being able to conceive, though.
If you are on birth control, it is a good idea to come off it, several months ahead of time. Birth control like the contraceptive pill affects the hormones in your body. You want to let your body get back into a regular cycle and routine before you start trying for a baby. It will give you much more chance if you let your body and hormones get back to normal.
If you understand your monthly cycle, it will give you much more chance of having a baby. If you know when you ovulate, then you know when the best time to try is. It is hard to pinpoint a certain day, but just having sex regularly around ovulation will help. Eggs need to be fertilised within a day of being released (ovulation). Sperm lives for much longer, though. So an egg could be fertilised by a sperm that was in the body, a few days before the egg was released.
When you are trying for a baby, make sure that you are eating a healthy, balanced diet. Weight can affect your ability to have a baby so it is important to be as healthy as you can be. You don’t want to be starving yourself either. Your chances of having a baby increase when you are eating a normal diet and are a healthy weight. Taking regular exercise is important too. You don’t want to have to start an exercise routine when you become pregnant.
You should be prepared for a bit of a wait to become pregnant. Most couples take at least six months to successfully conceive. If you find that after longer than that, you still haven’t had any luck, it is time to speak to a doctor. They will be able to check you and your partner and see how likely you are to conceive naturally. All’s not lost if this does happen. There are a variety of fertility solutions available, all with great success rates. So you could still have a baby!
It is a good idea for you to take a folic acid supplement if you want to become pregnant. This helps a lot in the first few months, to develop healthy bones and spine for the baby. It is a good idea to give your man plenty of foods containing zinc. Things like Brazil nuts, eggs and seafood, are great for this. Zinc, alongside lots of vitamin c, can help to boost fertility.
Good luck on your journey to becoming a parent. It might be a long road but it is so worth it.