Help to get pregnant: 6 babymaking truths you can't afford to ignore
Dr. Allison Rosen, MD writes:
When you're planning to start trying to conceive there are a few useful tips you should adhere to that will help you get pregnant.
Tip #1: Time ovulation - Knowing when the time is right to have lovemaking is one of the most important things to help to get pregnant. Because no amount of pharmaceuticals, vitamins or supplements can overcome the most basic biology involved in successfully have a baby. Sperm and egg have to meet at just the right time, so identifying when you ovulate should be your first priority.
Getting an ovulation predictor test kit from the drugstore, Claim Your 20 FREE Pregnancy Tests ($72 value), can help take the mystery out of finding your day of ovulation. When it comes to ovulation tests, it's usually best to test in the morning hours, and be sure to do so during the same time each day.
Tip #2: R-E-L-A-X - If you need help to get pregnant - stop stressing girlfriend. That simple bit of advice can go a long way in helping you to conceive because having the right mindset and a good attitude can have as much impact on your chances for getting pregnant as your body.
Tip #3: You are not alone - When you need help to get pregnant, remember you're not alone. Your man can be a big help too by making sure his sperm count and health are at peak performance when you are ready to ovulate. "How can he help me to get pregnant, you ask?" By refraining from sex 3-5 days prior to ovulation, it will have the affect of building up his count with the healthiest sperm and can greatly help your odds to become pregnant.
Tip #4: Gravity is your friend - Let's face it ladies, we all could use a little help to get pregnant. And when it comes to getting pregnant, the position you use can have an effect on your chances of conception. Try having your man on top to get the most help from gravity. And after lovemaking, it's a good idea to remain in a lying position for 20-30 minutes with legs elevated to give time for sperm and egg to work their magic.
Tip #5: Switch to decaf - If you love your caffe latte in the morning, you may want to switch to decaf to help to become pregnant. While it's widely understood that drugs and alcohol are a big no-no when trying to conceive, caffeine doesn't usually get as much attention. But, for women who are sensitive to caffeine, reducing your intake of chocolate, coffee and soft drinks can give a boost to your fertility.
Tip #6: A little extra can help you - Good news, ladies. Did you know that a little extra weight can actually help to get pregnant? Being within 95%-120% of your ideal weight can have the effect of helping your fertility. By keeping on a few extra pounds when you are trying to get pregnant, the body fat will help produce and store estrogen, the hormone that primes the body for pregnancy. Just don't get carried away since too much extra weight can have the opposite effect of storing excessive estrogen, causing disruption in your normal menstrual cycles.