Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
Submitted by Nic on January 20, 2012
One of the simplest ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant is to ensure that you increase the frequency of sex. In fact this is even more effective if you have sex mostly around the time of ovulation, which is usually around day 14 of the woman’s menstrual cycle. It is recommended that a small pillow be placed under the woman’s hips post intercourse as this will ensure that the cervix would be resting for at least 20 minutes in a pool of semen, giving the sperm sufficient time to swim up via the cervix...
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Lifestyle changes can help you
To increase your chances of getting pregnant it is also essential that you are at your optimum weight. This is important because being underweight or overweight is known to adversely affect the regularity of one’s periods, and thereby inhibit ovulation as well as impair fertility. To increase your chances of getting pregnant, you should also prepare your body by taking up some form of exercise such as walking briskly or swimming. This serves a dual purpose of getting the woman’s body into shape as well as preparing it for the rigors of pregnancy. To prepare the body for pregnancy it is advisable that the woman give up the consumption of alcohol as well as smoking. These tend to rob the body of essential nutrients such as selenium, vitamin C and zinc. Men should also prepare their body to increase the chances of getting their wives pregnant. They should avoid wearing tight jeans and underwear, as these tend to increase the temperature of the testes which in turn kills the sperm. It is also recommended that men take zinc, Vitamin C and E supplements to improve the quantity and quality of the sperm and thereby increase the chances of getting pregnant.
Eat Right for quick pregnancy:
To increase your chances of getting pregnant you should also adopt a special diet comprising of nutrient rich foods. Diet for getting pregnant should include mostly plant based foods, as well as foods that are rich in healthy fats such as olives , avocadoes, coconut, fresh nuts and seeds, organic eggs and healthy fish. Women should also increase the intake of folic acid which plays a very important role in building as well as replicating DNA. Foods that are a natural source of folate include lentils, asparagus, chickpeas etc. To increase your chances of getting pregnant you should also manage your stress levels effectively. Severe or prolonged stress tends to result in the excess production of prolactin the reproductive hormone.
Quick tips to increase pregnancy chances
Some quick tips for conception include being aware of your fertility cycle and accordingly increasing the frequency of sex especially while ovulating. Additionally to increase your chances of getting pregnant you should stop the usage of all birth control methods such as a diaphragms, birth control pills, condoms etc. To increase your chances of pregnancy both partners should avoid chemical toxins and products such as radiation, paints, pesticides and even certain cleaning products as they tend to affect both female as well as male fertility.
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