Get Pregnant Fast
If you’re reading this article, it’s safe to assume that you’re not getting pregnant as quickly as you’d hoped. When you’ve made the decision to get pregnant, and then you don’t, it can be disappointing – or even downright annoying!
Getting pregnant should be simple, right? We often hear stories of women who are surprised by an unplanned pregnancy, but we don’t hear about the women who are trying to get pregnant and are having difficulty, as this situation often remains private.
Yet the truth is, getting pregnant isn’t always easy. In this article we’ll look at some of the top ways to help you get pregnant quickly.
Facts About Your Cycle, Ovulation & Fertility
First, you’ll want to make sure that both you and your partner are fertile, which means that your partner’s sperm count is high enough and that your eggs are well-formed enough to allow for pregnancy. This is one place where a fertility specialist is helpful. (There are in-home sperm fertility kits that can help you pre-screen your situation.)
Assuming you are fertile, the next thing you want to look at is your fertility window. Contrary to popular belief, women are not fertile throughout their entire menstrual cycle. There’s only a brief period where you can get pregnant, which is known as the fertility window. This window is surprisingly short – about 5-7 days during the 28-day menstrual cycle for most women.
To be specific, your fertility window centers around the day that ovulation occurs. This is typically at the mid-point of your menstrual cycle – or on the 14th day after your menstrual cycle begins. This is the time when your fertility is the highest.
Therefore, intercourse is most likely to lead to pregnancy when you have it 2- 3 days prior to the day of ovulation. This is true because once the egg has ovulated, it can only survive in the fallopian tube for a 24-hour period—the only opportunity for it to be fertilized. Unlike eggs, however, the sperm can live in the fallopian tube and the cervix for three to seven days.
Another way to look at it is like this. Ideally, it’s your goal to have fresh sperm waiting for the egg in the fallopian tube by the time you ovulate. (The sperm wants to be no more than 2-3 days old.) Then, on the day you ovulate, another batch of sperm should enter the fallopian tube again, to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
How to Identify Your Fertility Window
So how do you find your fertility window? We’ve established that this 5-7 day window always focuses around your day of ovulation, which generally happens on on or around the 14th day of your cycle.
That said, women can have slight variations from this schedule. Therefore, it’s important to look at other ways of determining the exact time of your ovulation:
- Monitor your ovulation cycles through cervical mucus, saliva or urine testing
- Monitor your ovulation cycles by testing your basal body temperature
- Track your menstrual cycle (counting the days to ovulation)
- Use an ovulation kit (sometimes called a fertility monitor) that tracks hormonal changes
Counting the days is probably the least accurate method of determining ovulation. I recommend the ovulation kit, since it’s the most accurate – due to the fact that it actually tracks hormonal changes – a sure sign of ovulation. Accuracy is obviously important if you want to get pregnant quickly.
Once you’ve determined your ovulation date and fertility window, the next step is optimize your chances of getting your egg fertilized. There are two parts to this approach. The first focuses on what to do during and right after sex, and the second focuses on general ways the make the body more ready to become pregnant.
Top Tips to Get Pregnant Quickly
Specific things you can do during and right after sex:
- As noted above, be sure to have sex 2-3 days before you ovulate, and then again on the day you ovulate.
- Select the best sexual position that encourages fertilization – this is generally the missionary position.(Tilting your pelvis upward with a pillow is also helpful).
- Remain lying down after sex for awhile.
- While not necessary, you can use a menstrual cup to help keep the sperm up inside the body.
Other factors that improve your chances of getting pregnant:
- Acupuncture or acupressure techniques can help improve your blood flow. Good blood and oxygen flow help keep the reproductive system healthy!
- Follow a healthy diet, which will support pregnancy from a nutritional standpoint. This may sound unnecessary, but even the pH balance in your blood can make all the difference between getting pregnant or not. Nutrient-rich foods will dramatically improve your blood’s pH balance, and promote a healthy pregnancy.
I recommend checking out What to Eat While Pregnant for an excellent diet to follow both while trying to get pregnant and during your pregnancy.
- Try and be near your ideal weight. Statistics say that if you are underweight or overweight, this can hurt your chances of getting pregnant.
- Vitamins, herbs and minerals can also play an important role in pregnancy, since these are the building blocks of life.
When trying to get pregnant quickly, these steps are an excellent start. In fact following just a few of these strategies may be all it takes for you to conceive.
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