How To Get Pregnant – 6 Tips To Help You Conceive

Trying for a baby should be an exciting time, but for around one in six couples who suffer infertility, it can be heartbreaking.  Even normal healthy couples have only a one in five chance of falling pregnant every month.

The good news is that there are many ways to boost your chances of conceiving. Here are some surprising tips, as well as some common-sense steps, to get pregnant.

Position Yourself

Scientists who examined the missionary and doggy-style positions using magnetic resonance imaging technology report these are great sexual positions if you want to fertilize an egg because sperm is fired deep into the cervix.

Just Do It

Throw out that complicated baby-making schedule and don’t wait until ovulation (usually about 14 days before the start of a woman’s period) before trying for a baby.  A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that having sex beginning six days before ovulating is the best way to conceive.

Pregnancy Miracle

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The same New England Journal of Medicine study found the more times you have sex during this time, the more likely you are to get pregnant. Having sex every day is slightly more likely to result in pregnancy than intercourse every other day.

Relax

A Harvard Medical School study on women with fertility problems found half who took a 10 week course of relaxation training got pregnant within one year. Women undergoing fertility treatments who remained relaxed and optimistic also had better outcomes than women who were pessimistic about conceiving.

Take a Babymoon

Speaking of relaxing, why not choose a romantic destination, pack your bags and head off into the sunset for a “Babymoon” together. Think Honeymoon with a twist. Incidentally, don’t pack any lubricant – it might actually prevent you getting pregnant. Most change the pH balance of the vagina and can affect sperm’s swimming ability. Experts recommend using a natural oil like olive oil.

Get Healthy

Being overweight or underweight affects conception dramatically. See a GP if you need help with your weight. Examine your nutritional needs – Indulge in fresh fruit and vegetables, don’t smoke, cut down on caffeine and alcohol and get regular exercise.

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