Getting Pregnant Tips

How to Get Pregnant Naturally

If you are looking to get pregnant naturally, there are lots of steps you can take to increase your fertility and improve your chances of conceiving quickly. This article serves as an overview of the key building blocks of natural conception. Another good starting point is your doctor; your doctor is familiar with your personal health and can provide you with personalized advice for preparing to have a baby. Cut out unhealthy habits The first thing you need to do is [...]

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Your Odds of Conceiving at Every Point in Your Cycle

When you’re trying to conceive, it’s important to know when you are most likely to get pregnant. Keep in mind is that you can only get pregnant in the 5 days before and 1 day after ovulation. That is why it’s essential to be familiar with your cycle. Below, we break down the different stages of the menstrual cycle and when conception is possible. During your period For most women, ovulation starts about two weeks before the start of your period. This [...]

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Pregnancy after Having Your Tubes Tied?

If you’ve had your tubes tied (otherwise known as tubal litigation) or are considering the procedure, you may be wondering if there is any chance of still getting pregnant. Overall, tubal litigation is a highly effective means of contraception. However, there is still a chance of pregnancy. Chance of Natural Pregnancy Tubal litigation is about 99.9% effective, which means that a small number of women who have had the procedure still get pregnant naturally. Occasionally, as the fallopian tubes heal, a [...]

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9 Signs you Might be Super Fertile

If you pay attention, your body tells a lot about your health and fertility. It shows various physical symptoms that can show you might be super fertile. Read on to know some of those signs. 1.    Periods right on Schedule Getting your periods right on schedule depicts that you might be the super fertile one. This fixed pattern indicates that you are ovulating every month. However, a fact here deserves a mention is that naturally, menstrual cycle depicts fertility not the [...]

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Foods to Avoid When Trying to Conceive

Foods to Avoid When Trying to Conceive Nutrition and fertility articles are full of suggestions for foods that may help you to stay healthy and fertile when trying to conceive. But it’s important to know which foods to avoid, too. Watch out for these x foods. High-mercury fish Fish can be a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, but certain kinds are high in mercury, which can build up in your body and be harmful to your baby. Avoid swordfish, shark, and [...]

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When to Have a Second Child

When to Have a Second Child If you want to grow your family, it can be hard to plan exactly when to have a second child. There are pros and cons to both small and large age gaps between siblings. When you’re planning a second pregnancy, you should think about your parenting style and what kind of relationship you want your kids to have. Of course, sometimes life makes its own plans, so know that no matter how much you [...]

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Smoking and Trying to Conceive

Smoking and Trying to Conceive Most couples know that smoking while pregnant can lead to pregnancy complications, birth defects, and increased risk of miscarriage. For these reasons, most women who smoke plan to quit when they become pregnant. However, smoking while trying to conceive can also have disastrous effects on both male and female fertility and increase a couple’s time to conception. Smoking and female fertility A group of studies has found that female smokers are 60% more likely than nonsmokers to [...]

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Can Drinking Milk Help me Get Pregnant?

Can Drinking Milk Help me Get Pregnant? 10 years ago, nutritionists probably would have told you to drink only skim milk and low-fat dairy products. Today, the tables have turned, and nutritionists have realized the value of natural healthy fats, like the ones in milk. These benefits extend to women trying to get pregnant: consuming a moderate amount of whole milk and other dairy products can lower your risk of infertility. Whole milk and ovulatory infertility Studies since 2007 have shown that [...]

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How Heat May Affect Male Infertility

How Heat May Affect Male Infertility You’ve probably heard that wearing tight underwear can be bad for your fertility. The fact is that heat has a negative impact on male fertility, so the advice to avoid tighty whities is essentially right. High temperatures have an effect on sperm health, specifically sperm motility (movement), which makes it harder for sperm to fertilize an egg. This is why the testicles are located away from the body; sperm should be about 4 degrees [...]

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Getting Enough Sleep When You’re Trying to Conceive

Getting Enough Sleep When You’re Trying to Conceive Who doesn’t love a good nap? The good news is, if you’re trying to conceive, you now have a good excuse to take a few naps, and, more generally, get plenty of sleep. Your body needs lots of rest to be at its healthy best and to keep hormone levels balanced. If you’re trying to get pregnant, getting enough sleep becomes particularly important. Sleep is linked to your hormones and ovulation cycle Sleep doesn’t [...]

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