8 Tips to increase your chances of getting pregnant
Updated: Mar 28
As they say, every good thing takes time. If you have recently begun your conception journey, it is vital to understand that it might take some time to achieve your goal of pregnancy. Although some women will get pregnant very early on in their conception journey, it might take a while for others. Worldwide, most couples will get pregnant within a year if they have timely sex without protection. There are, however, many things you can do to make it easier for yourself to conceive, or to even speed up that process. Here are 8 things you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant:
Know your partner's fertility status Male infertility is a major cause of infertility among couples. If your partner has a low sperm count, you should encourage him to seek treatment and advice from a male fertility specialist. According to recent research, male fertility specialists have much better success rates compared to traditional healthcare practitioners when it comes to helping men with infertility issues get their partners pregnant.
Take a break from stressful situations and pursue something relaxing Stress is one of the major causes of infertility among women. If you have been under extreme stress lately and you have been unable to conceive, it is advisable to take some time off to relax. For example, you can opt to try out some exercise program that helps you stay fit as well as healthy. Alternatively, you can hang out with friends or loved ones and engage in activities that make your feel relaxed, for example, watching a movie or having a nice chat over tea.
Concentrate on your emotional well being before you conceive Stress can increase your chances of getting pregnant. Stress can also lead to unhealthy eating habits and consequent weight gain which may negatively affect the quality of your eggs and sperm. If you are stressed, talk to a health practitioner about ways on how to cope with stress and prevent it from causing a negative impact on the quality of your eggs and sperm.
Don't forget to get enough sleep Sleep is vital for women's physical, mental, as well as reproductive health. If you want to increase your chances of getting pregnant, make it a habit to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep every night. This will allow your body to rest and repair itself. It will also help lower stress levels and boost the health of your eggs and sperm.
Have a balanced diet Good fertility is not just about having healthy eggs or healthy sperm. It is also about having healthy organs, tissues, as well as hormones that are vital for reproduction.
Keep track of your period and have timely sex How regularly do you have sex with your partner since you began trying to conceive? To maximize your chances to get pregnant, it is crucial for couples to at least have sex 3 times a week - anything less than that is not encouraged! If you track your cycle every month with the Grace health app, you will receive additional information on when you are most fertile to conceive each month. The best time to conceive is during your fertile window when your body prepares to ovulate. If you have a regular period, you ovulate each month. This means an egg is released by your body, ready and waiting for the sperm to fertilize it. Tracking your periods will inform you when in your cycle, you have the highest chance to get pregnant and when you should have sex with your partner. Download the Grace Health app if you haven’t yet and receive personalized tips on when to have sex to get pregnant quickly each time you track your period every month.
Reduce exposure to toxins In our everyday life, we are exposed to harmful chemicals from vehicles fumes that pollute the air to the painter in your neighbourhood painting a house. Exposure to certain toxins can cause fertility problems. It is important to avoid coming into contact with chemicals from pesticides use, wet paint, hair products that contain chemicals to reduce your exposure to harmful substances that may pose a risk for your body.
Keep taking prenatal vitamins Prenatal vitamins are essential to maintaining a healthy body for conception. It is recommended to start taking at least 400 micrograms of folic acid each day as soon as you begin your conception journey. This boosts your body’s ability to get pregnant with minerals and vitamins intake daily.
At any age, conception is a journey, and it can take time. It is important to understand how long you’ve been trying, to assess whether it is within normal range or unusually long. If you’re wondering whether there is something going on with your fertility, take our fertility assessment! It is available for free, in the Grace app!
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