When you decide that you want to be a mom, the last thing you want to do is to wait. But after so many years it often turns out that once you decide that you want to start a family, it seems impossible.
You have to keep in mind that if you’ve taken any type of hormonal contraceptive, you must have more patience since your body has to regain its natural cycle. Even so, although it is not an exact science, there are certain things that you can do to maximize your chances of getting pregnant.
Tips to get pregnant as soon as possible:
Know your menstrual cycle
Although it is advisable to have regular sex throughout the month so that the quality of the sperm is greater, it is important that you monitor your menstrual cycle because the chance of getting pregnant monthly is limited, about six days during ovulation.
Have sex every two days during the fertile period
As we have said, these fertile days are about six per month, five days leading up to ovulation and on the day of the same. Some women turn to new technological tools, such as websites or web applications to monitor their cycle, but these tools are not always very reliable.
But there is a data to take into account. According to research, there is no great difference between having sex every day during the fertile period or having it every other day. The sex has to continue to have a playful and pleasant aspect, and not doing it strictly out of obligation.
We all know that smoking harms our health in general, but it can also reduce fertility. It is therefore advisable that you stop doing so, especially if you’re looking to get pregnant because that can affect the chances of you getting pregnant.
A healthy body weight
Being overweight or obese can reduce the chances of conceiving in a woman, but being too thin can make it even more difficult. A research has shown that being overweight can double the time to get pregnant, but a low weight may be multiplied by four.
A woman’s fertility reaches its peak when she is a little more than twenty years, but more and more women expect to wait until around their thirties or even forties, to start a family. Having a baby before age 35 increases the chances significantly, but a woman of 40 can also do it, as long as you are in shape and enjoy good health.
Although there is no specific diet to promote fertility, healthy foods can help prepare a woman’s body for pregnancy, giving sufficient reserves of calcium, protein, and iron. This means eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, dairy products and healthy sources of fat.
Do not exercise too intensely
Be physically active in addition to being healthy can help the female body prepare for the demands of pregnancy and childbirth. But too much exercise or very intense exercise could interfere with ovulation, reducing the chances of getting pregnant.
When to seek help
Fertility problems affect many couples, yet most of them have an easy solution. If you take a year trying to get pregnant without success, get a check-up. Your doctor will perform the relevant tests and give you advice on the different options.