Before the tips, a quip:
“Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant.” ~ Jim Cole.
But if you can’t get pregnant, love isn’t necessarily fun and games! And, getting pregnant is only the first step…you need to know how to stay pregnant, and have a healthy pregnancy. To learn more, read the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy.
And, here are five tips for getting pregnant…
Tips on Getting Pregnant – “How to” Pregnancy Tips for Beginners
1. Know when you are ovulating. Ovulation is the only time of month you can get pregnant, so you need to know when your fertile days are! You need to introduce the egg to the sperm at the exact right time — and you don’t have a huge window of opportunity. You could take your temperature to predict ovulation, but fertility monitor test sticksare more reliable. Ovulation predictor kits or fertility monitor test sticks are popular, affordable ways to determine your most fertile time of month.
2. Don’t use lubricants that stop sperm. Some store-bought “off the shelf” lubricants can harm sperm and reduce your chances of conceiving. This tip for getting pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t use a lubricant! Pre-Seed personal lubricant is the only lubricant designed specifically for couples who are trying to conceive. Pre-Seed mimics your body’s natural secretions to ensure sperm are not impeded. This may not be a pregnancy tip that beginners need as much as couples who have been trying to get pregnant for months!
3. Get as physically and emotionally healthy as possible. How healthy are you? Part of preparing your body for pregnancy involves being healthy inside and out!
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Pregnancy Tips for Beginners
- Eat healthy, nutritious foods — and don’t overeat
- Be at your optimum weight (your Body Mass Index should be between 19.5 and 25)
- Take a prenatal vitamin, or better yet, a fertility-enhancing supplement that also contains all ingredients of a prenatal vitamin, like FertilAid for Women
- Don’t smoke or drink
- Exercise regularly — ideally with yoga (Bend, Breathe, and Conceive Fertility Yoga may help with getting pregnant)
- Limit or reduce stress whenever possible
4. Make sure your male partner is healthy, too. If you already know all these tips on getting pregnant but you haven’t been able to get pregnant, then you might want to look at your male partner. Men are equally responsible when fertility issues arise — they are about 33% responsible for no pregnancy! Women are 33% responsible, and “unexplained infertility” is responsible for the final 33%. A great pregnancy tip for beginners is to think about getting a sperm test for men. If he already knows that sperm count, production, or motility is an issue, he might want to consider FertilAid for Men.
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5. Regulate your periods or menstrual cycle. Irregular menstrual cycles can often be attributed to a hormonal imbalance. If your periods are irregular, you may have a harder time getting pregnant because you won’t know when the egg is ready. And, unbalanced hormones don’t contribute to a healthy pregnancy! Vitex, an herbal ingredient in FertilAid for women, has been shown to normalize hormones and promote regular ovulation.