Chances are if you want to get pregnant naturally and you haven’t gotten that positive test result you have been looking for, you are wondering what you can do to make sure getting pregnant happens next month. One of the easiest ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant is to have intercourse during the time you are ovulating, as that is the only time of the month that you can possibly get pregnant. Ovulation occurs when the ovary releases an egg and it travels through the fallopian tube. For about 24 hours, the egg is viable for fertilization. If sperm doesn’t get to the egg during these 24 hours, conception will not occur. Determining the time of ovulation is essential to getting pregnant. It is fairly simple to determine when you are ovulating. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be well on your way to seeing that positive pregnancy test result.
Cycle Charting Tip #1 – Get a Calendar
You need to have a calendar that you can access easily and at all times. This is will make charting your cycle easier, as you’ll be less likely to forget to mark things down if you are there all the time. Smart phones now even have downloadable functions that make it exceedingly easy to enter cycle information. If you don’t have a smart phone, the old fashioned paper calendar will work just as well.
Cycle Charting Tip #2 – Note the First Day of Your Period
The first day your period starts is considered day 1 of your cycle. Don’t assume you’ll remember the day it started; mark it down on the calendar! This is one of the most important pieces of information needed to determine ovulation dates.
Cycle Charting Tip #3 – Go Buy a Basal Thermometer
On day 1 of your menstrual cycle, take your basal body temperature and mark that on the calendar. Basal body temperature is most accurate when you first wake up in the morning and you haven’t gotten out of bed yet, so if your period starts later on in the day, just take your temperature the next morning. Take your basal temperature every morning when you wake up and mark it on the calendar. You’ll see a rise in temperature when ovulation begins.
Cycle Charting Tip #4 – Check Your Mucus
On the same calendar, chart the consistency of your cervical mucus. Charting this will enable you to double check the temperature results, as the consistency of the cervical mucus changes during ovulation.
Cycle Charting Tip #5 – Watch the Calendar
Because ovulation usually occurs between 10 and 14 days after day 1of of a woman’s menstrual cycle, it is important to know when these days in a cycle occur. The charting of the temperature and mucus are a way to more accurately determine the ovulation dates, but watching the calendar can give women with very regular cycles are fairly accurate ovulation time frame.
Some women can actually feel when they are ovulating. This sensation is either a slight discomfort in the abdominal area or a bloating sensation. Other women are able to feel a physical change in their cervix. If you sense the physical changes in your body that accompany ovulation, you have the ability to double-check the accuracy of your charting results. Regular recording of body changes will enable you to accurately predict ovulation and increase your chances of conceiving faster than if you were not keeping track of those changes. With these cycle charting tips you are on your way to conceiving your baby!
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The 4 Top Tips To Help You Get Pregnant Naturally!
Are you confused about why you don’t seem to be able to get pregnant? Are you searching for ways to get pregnant naturally? Are you, in fact, desperate to get pregnant? Are you worried that others are able to get pregnant when nothing is happening in that department for you?
Well you have come to the right place! If you want to get pregnant naturally, just read on and follow the simple guidelines…..I have listed below the top 4 tips for you to follow if you want to get pregnant naturally.
The list is by no means an exhaustive one and is presented purely as a guide for those who unfortunately are finding it difficult to conceive and really want to get pregnant naturally. There could be numerous reasons why you have not yet fallen pregnant. Don’t despair and certainly don’t immediately jump to the conclusion that there is something wrong with either you or your partner.
1. Staying Healthy and What about that Cup of Coffee?
Well we have to get this one out of the way first. It’s pretty obvious that you need to get as healthy as possible prior to getting pregnant – then you need to stay as healthy as possible during your pregnancy. It is always prudent to ensure that you are keeping to a healthy and nutritious diet. Vitamin C is worth special consideration however. Taking some vitamin C supplements when you are trying to get pregnant would be a sensible move. Just don’t overdo it since too much vitamin C could hinder the process of conception by causing the cervical fluid to dry up. Now we do not want that to happen.
So what about that cup of coffee?
This is an easy one. If you are really serious about having babies then stop drinking coffee whilst you are trying to get pregnant. Simple as that! I know it sounds a bit harsh, especially if you are hooked on your shot of coffee but it is sound advice. Unfortunately it is difficult to find definitive evidence one way or the other about the problems associated with drinking coffee and getting pregnant.
The debate goes on. However, there are many authoritative studies that claim drinking coffee whilst trying to get pregnant could delay the process in some women. On that basis there is enough evidence to support the view that the best way forward for any woman trying to get pregnant is to quit drinking coffee. Not a great sacrifice to have to make – is it?
2. Timing Is Everything – or Is It?
You will have heard about trying to “time” your sex to increase your chances of getting pregnant. You know, taking temperature measurements and predicting ovulation so as to have sex the week prior to ovulation. Also there is the one about the woman being “on top” during intercourse. There are loads more of these “old wives tales” and some will have more validity than others. All it seems to achieve is an element of confusion and even stress and anxiety. My advice is not to get “hung up” by all these theories and go with the old adage that the more sex the better!
The aim is to avoid stress so have as much sex as you can without causing stress to you or your partner. Be mindful of the fact that stress can be a detrimental health factor and there is evidence that it can decrease fertility – more on stress later. Therefore you and your partner need to put a bit of constructive thought into how you can keep the sex interesting and enjoyable. I’m sure I can leave you to sort that one out. However as soon as the sex becomes a chore for either of you the stress levels will become elevated and that is what we are trying to avoid
3. Sorry but We Need to Get a Bit Technical Now!
Let’s talk lubricants and I’m not talking about car maintenance! Many of you will be using lubricants during intercourse and indeed I’m sure many will be thinking that by doing so it will help the process. Well, unfortunately this is not always the case.
Some over-the-counter lubricants are not conducive to getting pregnant and will, in some instances, damage the sperm. This must not happen. Make sure that when you purchase the lubricant you read the label carefully and ensure the product is specifically formulated and designed not to be harmful in any way to the sperm.
Whilst we have touched on the subject of the sperm we need to make a few things clear. You should be taking some simple but effective measures to nurture and protect the sperm! Make him wear boxers so as to keep everything nice and loose! You know what I mean. Make sure he takes showers and avoids hot baths from now on in. Actually you need to ensure he keeps heat away from his groin region so his MacBook resting on his lap is not recommended. We are trying everything possible to avoid instances where the sperm count could be lowered in any way at all.
4. Don’t Get Stressed!
Easier said than done – I know! I am not one of those annoying people who glibly tell you not to get stressed or not to worry. Of course, from time to time we all get stressed out and there will often be anxiety and worry about not being able to get pregnant naturally again this month! All this is normal.
My advice is to minimize these stressful episodes as much as possible. Perhaps the best way to deal with these types of problems is to recognize and acknowledge that they do happen and are a normal part of life. Having recognized the problem you must set about a pro-active regime of coping with any of these issues as they arise. Take time out to relax, you could start by listening to more music, reading one of your favorite books again (a kind of comfort thing) or even watching an old film with your partner. In essence you need to set aside more time for yourself and your partner. It is often called – me time.
Any of these activities will help you to manage stress, anxiety and worry but it will only happen if you are positive in your approach. Don’t let worry and anxiety creep up and hijack you!!!
I suspect you have done quite a bit of research on this topic of trying to get pregnant naturally. You will understand the tips I have given to you are not new or unique, you may have heard about them or seen them written down somewhere else. However they are a genuine offering to anyone unfortunate enough to have had problems getting pregnant. I understand your frustration and confusion, my wife and I have been there just like you. In your darker moments, when you think there is no chance that you will ever get pregnant, do not despair. We felt the same way, but we were lucky enough to discover help that actually worked for us and my wife was able to get pregnant naturally almost immediately.