The time has come, and you feel it. A baby is wanted by two people willing to love him or her unconditionally. Once you are ready to start a family, waiting is a virtue. However, if you wish to be a mother or father as soon as you can, this article might help you with some do’s and don’ts to make it happen faster. However, if the reader is a man, bear in mind these tips are direct to women’s conception.
1. Lining a healthy life
Exercising is a healthy habit that all human beings should pay attention to. Having a proper alimentation, with several varieties of food, regulated by the food wheel, is a priority for a good start as being healthy. Even though exercising and sports are important, all that is too much is also bad. So, women of the world, don’t over exercise since it can cause you not to ovulate. How does it happen?
The ovulation period gets shorter. It is known that the best ways of increasing the chances of getting pregnant, while getting the health benefits of regular exercise are to moderate the routine. Two and a half hours each week or 30 minutes five days a week is recommendable. If you are a smoker, you must consult your doctor to face this situation in the best way. Some women are advised to stop, while others continue to do it due to stress levels, provoked by quitting.
2. Get a preconception checkup
Before you officially start trying to get pregnant, get a checkup with your doctor. Ask about prenatal vitamins, with folic acid, which helps to protect against birth defects, such as spina bifida. The folic acid works during the early stages of pregnancy, so it is important that you start taking it before you get pregnant. Become safely pregnant. All the best for your baby and yourself.
3. Know your cycle well
Understanding your menstrual cycle will help you know when you are more fertile. The ovulation period is the best time to get pregnant. Nowadays, there are apps on your smartphone that can help you control better your cycles. You can pay attention as well to your mucus. It usually becomes thin and slippery when you are most fertile. In some women’s case, they can also feel a one-sided twinge of pain.
How does the cycle work? The first day of your period is day one. Most women have a cycle of 28 days and they ovulate in the 14th. Many women have also longer or shorter cycles, so cast a wide net to help you be sure you will get the ‘baby in your belly’.
4. Sexual positions are not really a concern
Myths and more myths. Positions don’t matter when it comes to getting pregnant. Only gravity-defying positions, such as sitting or standing during the intercourse, may discourage sperm to travel up way. It is only a matter of gravity because if the sperm comes out from the vagina, you won’t be pregnant.
5. You can get up after the sex
Another famous myth is about laying down with your legs up after the sex. Your pelvis doesn’t move when you do this, so it doesn’t make any difference. However, you should avoid going to the toilet in the first 15 minutes after the intercourse, so the sperm gets into the cervix.
6. Don’t overdo it
Having sex all the time, even in the ovulation days won’t increase your chances of getting pregnant. Sperm can live up to 72 hours after intercourse. Hold your horses! The best advice is to have sex regularly, while ovulation or not.
7. Do the stress away
It is easy to speak, indeed. Nevertheless, try not to stress about not getting pregnant and wanting to start a family. Stress can interfere with ovulation. So, you better enjoy it with your partner, get out of the routine and keep on trying. It will end up by happening, appreciate the journey.