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10 Tips On How To Get Pregnant Faster

So you’ve decided to have a baby – congratulations! Follow these tips to improve your chances of conceiving quickly:

Have a check-up

It’s a good idea to visit your GP before you start trying to conceive. Together you can review your medical history and discuss any potential health issues. As STDs and untreated infections can affect your fertility, it’s best to raise any nagging doubts now. With a clean bill of health you will relax, which in itself is a great boost for baby-making!

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Stop all forms of contraception

It’s obvious, but make sure your body is free of the Pill, any IUDs, or cease contraceptive injections. You might choose to wait or use condoms for a month or two to establish your natural monthly cycle and make sure your body is free of any chemicals. Stop using any personal lubricants that are toxic to sperm.

Have regular sex

Try to have intercourse at least every other day. Especially if you have an irregular cycle or you’re not charting ovulation, this will increase your odds of coinciding with your most fertile window. Also, regular sex improves sperm health, which in itself aids conception.

Use an Ovulation Predictor Kit or Monitor

There are plenty of natural ways of predicting ovulation, such as charting your temperature or cervical mucus, but there is plenty of room for error for even the most dedicated planners. Equally, even with the most regular 28-day cycle, ovulation may not occur exactly 14 days in. Cover all bases by investing in an OPK, which will pinpoint exactly when you are most fertile.

Put your feet up

It’s not a medically proven fact, but it makes logical sense to lie on your back for a few minutes after intercourse, perhaps with your feet slightly raised. This should counter the effects of gravity when you do get up or go to the toilet!

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Get healthy

Now is not the time to stay up all night or embark on a crash diet – make sure you get enough sleep, eat a balanced diet and stay hydrated. Stress and disturbed sleep patterns can alter your menstrual cycle, so take care of yourself!

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Stop smoking and cut down on caffeine and alcohol

As well as being extremely bad for your health, smoking has a proven negative effect on fertility so quit, now. Cut caffeine consumption down to one or two cups of coffee or tea per day and reduce alcohol intake if yours is excessively high. Nicotine, caffeine and alcohol can all potentially damage a foetus, and recreational drugs are an absolute no.

Fertility supplements

Consider taking an over-the-counter supplement to raise fertility levels. There are plenty of choices on the market that can provide vital vitamins and minerals, regulate your hormones and even stimulate ovulation.

And for him…

You may have heard that heat kills off sperm, so make sure your man keeps his cool by wearing looser underwear and avoiding super hot baths or showers.

Investigate infertility

Finally, if it’s taking a little longer than anticipated to conceive, seek medical help. As certain causes of infertility can worsen over time, simply don’t hesitate.

If it’s been over a year (for those under 35) or over six months (for those age 35+), visit your GP with your partner. A simple treatment may be all you need to get pregnant.

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09/12/2017 02:44:29

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Kim Craig
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15/09/2018 11:09:12

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