Plan your pregnancy!
Choosing to get pregnant is a life-changing decision. Once you have a baby, life as you know it exists no longer. Planning ahead can help prepare your mind and body to adapt to the changes during and after pregnancy. Here are some simple-to-follow tips that can help you.
1. Eating healthy
Having foods rich in anti-oxidant and proteins, avoiding processed food and trans fats, and eating more fiber is great for your body no matter what. But when trying to get pregnant, it is important to understand that your body needs all the nutrients in ample quantities so that you can have a healthy baby. Including more fruits, quinoa, salmon, greak yogurt, nuts, sunflower seeds, lentils, and beans can help in preparing your body for pregnancy. Also, remember to eat a large breakfast. And always have healthy options to satiate your cravings.
2. Additional Support
Taking supplements when trying to get pregnant can help to increase your fertility and chances of getting pregnant. It can also help reduce iron deficiency and also in compensating for any other nutritional requirements. You can get some of the best supplements reviewed by moms from Mind & Mom Shop here.
Make sure you have sex when you’re ovulating (which usually happens 14 days before your next cycle date). There are many ways to know if you are ovulating. Your chances of getting pregnant are high when you try during your fertile window.
Missionary and doggy positions allow for a deeper penetration allowing the sperm to reach the cervix. Even though there has been no scientific proof of sex positions increasing the odds of pregnancy, the woman staying on top has gravity working against the odds; so having the man on top during ejaculation can be better when trying to get pregnant.
5. Have fun
Having a strict schedule to have sex and doing it just to get pregnant can be stressful, which is not good for male and female fertility. So remember to take it easy and have fun.
6. Physical wellbeing
An unhealthy lifestyle is the biggest enemy for those who are trying to conceive. Smoking and alcohol consumption can affect your general health and fertility as well. Too much caffeine can have a similar effect. Similarly being too overweight or too underweight can also affect your fertility levels (both male and female).
A healthy baby starts with healthy sperm and healthy eggs. Women and men can improve their chances of a pregnancy and give their baby the best start in life by having a healthy diet, well before a baby is conceived. Exercising regularly is also thought to help improve your chances of conceiving and improving your lifestyle.
7. Training your mind
Being positive and happy can help you stay relaxed and increase your fertility. Listening to affirmations and guided meditations can boost your confidence and help you in feeling peaceful.
8. Preparing your body
Creating, hosting, growing, and pushing a human out of your body is no easy task. Your body has to be strong and healthy. Following a simple workout routine and regular Kegel exercises can keep your body and vagina ready for this.
Above all, give yourselves time. It might take a few months before you get the good news especially if you’re in your 30s. Getting the timing right and having fun are just as important. If you’ve been trying for a few months and all else seems fine, it could be time to consult a doctor. They can help in guiding you with the timing or additional support if needed.
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