Trying To Conceive: 5 Things To Know When Trying To Get Pregnant

By Mai Peralta, Parent Herald March 25, 05:20 pm
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Planning a pregnancy helps you increase your chances of getting pregnant quickly. While there are no foolproof ways to conceive, there are measures you can take to improve your prospects of conceiving in a faster fashion. Doing so can help minimize any pregnancy complications and help you recover more quickly after giving birth.

Here are simple tips to help you get pregnant.

1. Know your menstrual cycle

If you are familiar with your menstrual cycle, you'll know the best days to conceive. You can keep track of your cycle by monitoring it every month. Women with regular 28 to 30-day menstrual cycles can better predict when their most fertile days are and therefore, increase their chances of getting pregnant.

2. Have regular intercourse during the fertile window

The fertile window lasts several days before a woman's ovulation period and ends on the day when the ovaries release the egg cell. According to Live Science, the released egg can only be fertilized within 12 to 24 hours and having regular intercourse a few days into the fertile window can increase the chances of pregnancy. It is considered to be the most fertile time of a woman's menstrual cycle.

3. Eat more colorfully

The best way to increase the chances of getting pregnant is to prepare the body for a baby. Eating a well-balanced diet of colorful fruits and vegetables will ensure that you get the needed vitamins and minerals in your body, So Feminine reports. Eating foods rich in folic acid like broccoli, spinach and other foods rich in zinc like oysters, dairy, meat and more will increase the chances of pregnancy.

4. Be stress-free by exercising

WebMD notes that psychological preparations are needed in order to increase the chances of pregnancy. A great way to de-stress is to exercise and meditate. You can do yoga, get hypnotherapy or listed to relaxation CD's to help free the mind and relax.

5. Remind your partner to be mindful

It takes two to make a baby. According to Baby Center, the sperm must be healthy and one of the best things that couples can do is to lead a healthier lifestyle. While it is given that women should be healthy in order to successfully get pregnant, men should also do their parts as well. They should avoid alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and recreational drugs in order for their sperm to be healthy and strong.

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