Trying to get pregnant can almost seem like a hopeless task for many couples. And to add to that most of those couples thinks there is nothing they can do to improve their odds, this is not true. There are many things to keep in mind when trying to get pregnant that can help you conceive.
When is the best time to try and conceive?
The best time to get pregnant is when you are ovulating; this happens usually about twelve to twenty days into your cycle. If you are unsure of when you might be ovulating there are a few different ways to determine when you are, you can pee on a urine fertility test, check your cervical mucus for changes or chart your temperature. Many women use all of these tests and circle the day when it is suspected ovulation. Having sex the day before, day of and day after ovulation will increase your chances of conception.
Will the use of lubricants lessen our chances of conceiving?
The use of any kinds of lubricants can slow the sperm down significantly. Even if your lubricant does not contain spermicide, it may contain other ingredients that can kill sperm. The only product on the market that is fertility friendly is ConceivEase. Along with lubricants, oral sex should be saved for a time you are not trying to have a baby since saliva will slow down the sperm.
What are the best sex positions to increase chances of conception?
Any position that leaves the sperm closest to the cervix is a good position, and will heighten your chances of getting pregnant.
Positions such as man on top or from behind may give the sperm a better path to the cervix, especially if you have a tilted cervix.
After you finish, lay on your back and stick a pillow under your hips to elevate them for about twenty minutes. This also allows more of the sperm to remain in your vagina, which can only help your chances of getting pregnant.
Are there any sex positions to avoid?
The positions involving you on top or standing will make it hard for the sperm to get where its going. Also avoid water the months you are trying to conceive. Hot water will kill off sperm and the chances of conceiving are low.
Will me having an orgasm increase our chances of having a baby?
There is no research to back up this notion, though so many people believe that the uterine contractions help the sperm to move towards the fallopian tubes. Although it does not hurt to try.
Are there any natural treatments to help us get pregnant?
Things like vitamins and herbs can help to restore women’s ovulation, and increase men’s sperm count. This can definitely help a couple get pregnant.
Before you as a couple decide to have a baby, take a step back to see if it is a good time in your life and if you are financially secure. I wish you all the luck in trying to have a baby; they really brighten your life.