Trying To Conceive : 10 Tips To Increase Your Chances Of Pregnancy

Lead a healthy lifestyle

Good health can make a difference, so lead a healthy lifestyle. Eat good food, increase your intake of fruits and vegetables especially those which are yellow, red and orange in color, In addition you will also need to have protein and calcium in your diet.

Have regular sexual intercourse

Attempting to time your sexual intercourse according to your ‘fertile’ period could lead to unnecessary stress for you and your partner. Instead, try to have sex at least three times a week. Varying and experimenting with different sexual positions could spice things up a but and make it more exciting for the both of you. Unfortunately, these has been no scientific evidence to show which sex position could lead to higher chances of conceiving.

Take prenatal vitamin

Supplement your diet with multivitamins. Take at least 400mcg of folic acid daily. This could prevent spinal defects in your baby and enhance your fertility.

Stay Fit

Exercise regularly at least three times a week. This could help you maintain your fitness, reduce excessive weight and lessen your stress level.

Avoid smoking

A women who smokes during her pregnancy can starve her unborn baby of oxygen and essential nutrients he needs to grow properly. The nicotine in cigarette smoke constrict the blood vessels in the placenta and carbon monoxide, which is poisonous, enter baby’s bloodstream, replacing some of the valuable oxygen molecules carried by blood cells.

Stop alcohol

Alcohol’s toxic effect can affect the ability of men and women to produce healthy sperm and ova. Alcohol interferes with the delicate process of cell division in the testes and ovaries, just as the chromosomes are being sorted and separated, a time when accuracy is vital.

Cut back on Coffee

Avoid or reduce your coffee intake. Instead, change to green tea which contains antioxidant to boost your fertility.

Maintain Healthy Weight

Attain your ideal weight for your height as being underweight or having excessive body weight could possibly interfere with your menstrual cycle. This could possibly lead to difficulty in getting pregnant. You should aim to have a body mass index (BMI) if between 20 to 25.

Increase Sperm Count

Men should wear boxers and sleep naked to keep sperm healthy. Why not try the old wives’ tale that says the man should do away with his tight ‘Jocks’ in order to drop the temperature of the relevant equipment. This seems to have worked a treat for generations of kilt-wearing Scots, just let it all hang out!

Relax

Always keep a positive mind and relax. That’s a hard thing to do when you want something more than anything else, and you’re worrying about split-second timing and when to race home from work for an important meeting with your husband. But when reproduction becomes a duty rather than a joy, it can hinder rather than help the situation.

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