Wanting to get pregnant should add spice to your life, not poison your existence. The wait is often painful since it gives rise to doubt: would I, too, one day, a child? During this time, work as a team with your spouse to increase your fertility level and succeed in conceiving the most wonderful babies.
- Make love often and at the right time
The first essential to getting pregnant is, of course, to make love, and to do it at the right time. For women who have a stable cycle of 28 days, it is relatively easy to spot the period of ovulation. Generally speaking, it is on the 14th day. The four days preceding and following are also conducive to fertilization, since the lifespan of spermatozoa is on average four days, and that of the egg, 48 hours.
- Use an ovulation test
Those who do not have a regular menstrual cycle may use an ovulation test. This is a urine test that detects the increase in luteinizing hormone, which coincides with the period of ovulation. You can then easily target the optimal time to make love, and organize a romantic evening!
- Favor certain positions and aim for orgasm
The ideal position to get pregnant does not exist, but it seems better not to have gravity against oneself. For this reason, you should favor positions where you lie on your back or side.
- Orgasm, in turn, is not related in any way to ovulation, but it would allow to pass more sperm in the uterus, thanks to the contractions it causes. Regardless of the position chosen and whether or not the orgasm is reached, the secret probably lies more in the fact of enjoying it, rather than doing the act mechanically.
- Reduce your coffee consumption
Some studies, including one from the University of Nevada’s Faculty of Medicine, show that caffeine has a negative impact on women’s fertility. Caffeine will cause relaxation of the cells of the fallopian tubes muscles. The latter role is to transport the eggs to the uterus. The consumption of coffee would therefore affect their migration. For now, the studies do not specify how much would have a negative impact on fertility. Discuss with your doctor.
- Avoid alcohol
Alcohol use is prohibited during pregnancy, but it should be avoided, or at least diminished, when a couple tries to conceive a child. Drinking two to three glasses of alcohol a day significantly affects fertility for both women and men.
- Stay away from sources of stress
All elements of stress are not negative, far from it. However, there is a correlation between stress and infertility. To put the odds on your side, do not put yourself in stressful situations, or, if you can not avoid them, do you find ways or time to relax.
- Follow a balanced diet and aim for your healthy weight
Whether you are too thin or overweight, this has an impact on your level of fertility. Do not go on a draconian diet, or conversely, do not overdo it, but eat balanced meals and exercise on a daily basis. This statement is true for both woman and man.
- Add key foods to your menu or take supplements
Many foods promote fertility in women, and increase the level of fertility in men. Turn to those who are rich in vitamin C (oranges, peppers and broccoli), folic acid (beans and spinach) and Omega 3 (fish), which are rich in zinc (crab and oysters) and calcium and vitamin D (cheese, milk and yogurt). Of course, if you can not eat all these foods daily, supplements can be combined with a good diet.
- Keep your man cool
It is not a question of putting it in the fridge, but rather to make it avoid the sources of heat. The increase in testicular temperature decreases the quality of the spermatozoa and can even kill millions. For this reason, it is recommended to avoid saunas, hot baths, wearing underpants or pants too tight and even to hold, for a long time, a laptop on his lap.
- Do not let the years go by before deciding to conceive a baby
Many criteria come into play when thinking of having a child. We are often inclined to postpone this moment that will forever change our lives. Of course, you have to find the right spouse, have optimal health and some financial security.