So, you want to get pregnant and you want to get pregnant fast. Every couple is different and while this may come very easily for some couples, for some it is not as easy. If you are having trouble, don’t be discouraged. Although there is no sure fire solution for getting pregnant fast, there are some tips that can surely help the process along.
See Your Doctor
When you are ready to start trying, its always a good idea to see your doctor for a preconception checkup. Talking to your doctor will help you get a better grasp on what to expect from your future pregnancy. This will also help you to identify any problems or conditions which may make it difficult to conceive. If anything does come up, you will want to get it resolved before you start trying. You will usually want to start prenatal vitamins containing folic acid. This will help to reduce the risk of having a baby with certain birth defects such as spina bifida and other severe mental issues.
Know Your Cycle
It pays to know your cycle when you are trying to get pregnant. Pregnancy when one of your partner’s sperm reaches and fertilizes the egg that you release each month during ovulation. That is why it is very important to know when you are ovulating. A few common signs of ovulation are mild lower abdominal cramping, clear and slippery vagina secretions or slight increases in your basal body temperature. You can also purchase over the counter ovulation prediction kits which can help identify when you are ovulating. There are some very interesting ovulation calculators online as well. However you go about determining your ovulation, you will want to have sex right before and during ovulation. Having intercourse at the right time will greatly increase the chances of conception.
Relax After Intercourse
You should lay in bed for ten to fifteen minutes after having sex in order to keep the semen inside your body and give the sperm the best chance of reaching the released egg. Any sperm that is going to reach the cervix in this time will have reached the cervix. There is no need to lie there any longer than this. You may also have read that you should keep your legs elevated but this is actually a common misconception. Putting your legs in the air does not actually change the elevation of your pelvis so it doesn’t really have any effect. If you really want to let gravity help the sperm find their way to the egg, place a few pillows under your hips. This is angle your pelvis upwards.
Every woman is different and will have varying degrees of success but these tips definitely offer a good start. If it doesn’t happen right away for you, it is important not to get discouraged. It is very common for couple to have some difficulty getting pregnant but with a little attention to detail it will happen for you too. Above all, remember that this is one of the happiest occasions in your life and is a joy that will last a lifetime so just relax and have fun with it.