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15 Conception Tips to Help You Get Pregnant Faster
The time to start working toward a healthy pregnancy is before you conceive. If you are trying to get pregnant quick, our pregnancy tips are good start to get your body ready for the conception process.
Stop taking your birth control
If you are currently taking birth control, you will need to stop. If you are using barrier methods, such as condoms, diaphragms, a cervical cap or sponge, you should simply remove and/or stop using them. With hormonal contraception, such as the pill, it’s best to consult your GP. Generally, you should allow 2–3 months for your body to adjust to regular periods before trying.
If you are using an IUD (intrauterine contraceptive device), this should be removed one cycle prior to trying while a hormonal implant or injection can last 3–6 months. Most commercial lubricants have been shown to be harmful to sperm. So if you are using a lubricant during intercourse due to dryness, discontinue and start using Conceive Plus®.
Know your Ovulation Cycle
Your ovulation day is when an egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and is available to be fertilized by sperm. It occurs about 14 days before the menstrual period is due.
Use our ovulation calculator: Simple and easy, it will display your most fertile days.
Cut back on partying
Drinking in excess and smoking when you are trying to conceive may have a negative effect on your chances of getting pregnant. We don’t need to tell you they’re both major don’ts. Moderation is also the key to alcohol consumption when trying to get pregnant, no more than one drink per day. If you indulge in either, start scaling back now. This is a time to get healthy and to allow your body to prepare for the process of getting pregnant.
Get your man prepared
Keep his testicles cool… A man's testicles should be one or two degrees cooler than the rest of his body. Tight underwear, hot showers and hot baths can all raise the temperature of the testicles and slow sperm production. The conception process takes two... and healthy sperm is vital and the more the better. See our blog to Learn how to increase sperm count.
Drink less coffee
If your local Barista knows your order as soon as you step up to the counter, then it’s time to cut back your caffeine intake now. Several studies have proven that caffeine increases the duration it takes a woman to get pregnant. One study showed that women who consumed more than a cup of coffee a day were 50% less likely to become pregnant per cycle. Another study in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) showed that women who drank even small amounts of caffeine (50 mg) were also likely to have decreased chances of getting pregnant.
We’re all aware of the damage smoking does to your body so if you smoke and you are planning to become pregnant you are strongly advised to stop smoking. Stopping smoking will benefit both of you and your baby immediately. Remember it is important for your partner to quit as well.
Food for thought
Believe it or not, peas have anti-fertility effects for both men and women. Also watch out for soy products. They contain a natural source of oestrogen that can be beneficial, but may cause hormonal imbalances, leading to interference with ovulation and egg production. Make sure your man also eats properly. Poor appetite coupled with stress can often have adverse effects on sexual urges.
A healthy body needs a healthy mind.
Be sure to maintain your man’s sexual virility as his health impacts upon the volume of sperm ejaculation. Try a regular dose of multivitamins. They can enhance his sexual appetite and simultaneously relieve stress. Remember, the more pleasurable sex is for the man, the more sperm he will produce – as much as 30% more. The unique formula of Conceive Plus® fertility lubricant does not harm sperm viability, i.e. sperm stay healthy. Which means his little fellas will survive longer and keep on track towards their journey to the egg and increase your chances to get pregnant.
Start taking a multivitamin supplement.
Preferably ones containing at least 400 micrograms of folic acid. Talk to your pharmacist about the one that suits you best. There are lots of preconception vitamins available over-the-counter in your local drug store or pharmacy.
Get some sleep
Get some sleep - at least eight hours daily. Studies show that women who get too little sleep tend to have more problems ovulating regularly than those who don’t.
Find ways to de-stress
Research shows that having high stress levels can delay your ability to get pregnant. Develop some strategies for dealing with stress – maybe a cup of tea, walking through the park or cuddling up with an old film. Whatever it is, if it works for you now, it will help you when you are pregnant.
Talk to your mum, sisters, aunts, ...
Ask them lots of questions: Did it take them a long time to conceive? Were there any complications? Some health conditions tend to run in families, and it’s a good idea to know your history and share any relevant information with your doctor. But don't worry too much. Just because it took your sister a year to get pregnant doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily have a hard time to get pregnant too. Many common fertility problems, like poor egg quality (due to age) or blocked fallopian tubes, are not hereditary. But some, like fibroids or ovarian cysts, can be. Your doctor can help you understand which, if any, issues can affect your fertility so you’ll be better prepared to deal with them later.
If you’re planning to get pregnant, prepare for a healthy pregnancy by taking care of medical and dental concerns beforehand.
Have more sex
Delaying lovemaking won’t help your chances of conception. In fact, waiting more than five days may decrease sperm count and actually reduce the chances of getting pregnant. Couples trying to conceive should have sex at least every other day. This will keep his sperm healthy and increase sperm countby promoting sperm production.
Use fertility lubricant
Around 75% of couples who are trying to conceive suffer from vaginal dryness, and most won’t know or even think it is an issue for them. The fact is if you are trying to get pregnant you should be using a fertility lubricant that is sperm friendly and clinically proven not to harm sperm, egg or embryos. Most regular personal lubricant will hinder sperm movement, stopping them from swimming and reaching the egg. Conceive Plus® fertility lubricant is the perfect choice to relieve vaginal dryness (even if you don't think it's an issue for you) and help the process of getting pregnant with Calcium and Magnesium ions essential to the process of fertilization. Using a sperm friendly lubricant will help to reduce the impact of dryness on your fertility and help increase the chances of you getting pregnant.