You’ve started another chapter of your life and now it’s time to build a family of your own.
Perhaps this is how you’ve always imagined it would be, perhaps you never thought you’d one day want to spend the rest of your life with one person whom you’ll raise children with. It’s amazing how things turn out in the end.
Except this is not the end. It’s just the beginning.
Now, let’s dive into the reasons why we are here in the first place and talk about the ways to get pregnant very easily.
Despite the allure and excitement spontaneity brings, I really believe that we should really plan these things out. So when you and your partner have decided to have a child or four, it’s best that you meet with a professional in a preconception counseling as early as possible.
At this point, this is the smartest move you can make. The results of your gynecological exam and other tests will tell you about the issues, implications, things to expect, and recommended actions pertaining to your pregnancy. If there are any, your medical conditions will be examined and you will know the right course of action to prevent them from having dire impact on your future pregnancy.
Get off your birth control ASAP
Preferably around 9 months or more before planning to get pregnant, you should be free of your birth control pills. After ceasing your birth control intake, your ovulation cycle is expected to adjust. Over time, you will go back to having regular menstruation, partly signalling your readiness for pregnancy.
Smoking having bad effects on pregnancy, among so many others, is not news to us. Not only your fertility will be affected, but also the condition of your child.
Studies have found out that smoking makes it difficult for women to conceive. Aside from that, women who smoke also have a higher chance of having a miscarriage. And if the child survives, the baby is at higher risk of being born earlier than normal, underweight, or having birth defects.
Your partner should also do the same. Smoking has negative effects on a male body’s sperm count. Aside from making you more ready for pregnancy, quitting also promotes a healthier lifestyle that you can teach your future children.
Cut Back on Alcohol and Caffeine
Alcohol and caffeine should also be reduced if you are trying to get pregnant. Although there’s no evidence linking the former with infertility, it’s best to be safe. The latter, on the other hand, has been found out to decrease fertility and increase the chance of having a miscarriage if taken at high levels. And we all know how many of us depend on this elixir of life to get through the day.
A woman during pregnancy or still trying to get pregnant should only consume 200 to 300 mg of caffeine every day. To put it in perspective, a grande order of Starbucks brewed coffee contains caffeine at 330 mg. So a glass or a cup of these liquids will perhaps suffice.
I think we have already established so far the importance of healthy living in trying to conceive and that surely includes eating well. A well-balanced diet will surely give you a higher chance of conceiving as well as having a successful pregnancy. You should also avoid those foods that contain high levels of mercury such as seafood and certain kinds of fish. Including fish in your diet certainly has a number of benefits so make sure you only eat those that contain the lowest levels of this substance.
Figure out your fertile days
There are a lot of ways to naturally track down your fertile days. One is through the ovulation calendar. Take note that you only have a very narrow window of opportunity here. If you take a look at the menstrual cycle calendar, you only have around 4 days of fertility and the peak only lasts for 24 hours.
Another natural way is through charting your basal body temperature. For this one, you will be using a special thermometer that will tell you the slightest changes in your body temp. The thing about this method is you need to be patient.
Considering we don’t have uniform body temperatures, the key here is to find out our individual patterns. It may take a few months before you can see a pattern on the slight fluctuations of your temperature.
To do this, you will need to take your body temperature first thing every morning. A fertile woman usually has a slightly lower temperature compared to normal days. To know more about basal body temperature and how this helps you in your quest, you may want to check this article.
Now that you’ve already had your menstrual cycle all figured out, you’re ready to try getting pregnant at the perfect time. It’s recommended that you start to do this around 5 days before you ovulate. Having sex frequently during that time frame gives you a higher chance of conceiving.
Skip the Lube
You may think that using lube is a good idea for successful sessions (and yes, in many cases it is) but this time, you may want to skip using them. Most lubricants contain chemicals that can affect the count and performance of your partner’s sperm.
Lie on your back after sex
It’s funny because I recently saw a scene from The Handmaid’s Tale alluding to this technique. And yes, it is true. Lying on your back gives the sperm a higher chance of reaching the egg given the vagina’s structure.
I’ve met a lot of couples. To some of them, it’s very easy to get pregnant while some have difficulties. If you are among the latter, don’t give up hope. It’s normal that it doesn’t happen right away. You really just have to continue trying. If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact a professional. And if you have questions or suggestions about how to get pregnant easily, feel free to leave a comment below.