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|Tips on how to get pregnant fast|
Not that you wouldn't know how babies are made, but if you and your husband or boyfriend are ready to start a family of your own, meeting up with an expert can be a wise thing to do. You can get a chance to review your personal medical history and talk about any possible issues that could appear during your pregnancy in relation to past- or current medical issues. It would be smart to bring a list of all current medications as well, in case any of those have a negative impact on your fertility or pregnancy. She may also perform a gynecological exam on you as well as blood tests, tests for STD's (sexually transmitted diseases), a test and vaccination for rubella immunity and in some cases even genetic tests. Additionally, the midwife will most probably advice you to start taking a prenatal vitamin supplement with folic acid in it. Although it might sound awekward, you may as well see your dentist, to make sure your oral health is in good shape, as many miscarriages seem to be linked to gum disease.
Stop with the anti conception pill or other birth control well in advance
It does seem very obvious, but there's a catch. You should stop with your anti-conception / birth control well before you start trying to make a baby. Why? Well, many forms of anti-conception including the birth control pill have an effect on your fertility even weeks after you stopped taking them. That's not the case for every woman, some even get pregnant straight away after stopping with anti-conception. But to play it safe you'd better do it a few weeks in advance. I would say 3 to 5 weeks before starting to try. With IUD, whether you have the hormonal IUD or non-hormonal version of an intrauterine device, your fertility should return right away once you have the device removed by your doctor. As for Depo-Provera, the effects are meant to be long lasting, so even though you need to get the shot every 3 months, it could take much longer to return to fertility then those three months. If you want to get pregnant next year, stop with DP now. And in the meantime (provided you want to wait before getting pregnant) use a condom instead.
Determine your ovulation
Do you remember your high school years, the sex lessons at school telling you that an egg can only survive twelve to twenty-four hours after ovulation? And that sperm survives at least 48 to 72 hours after having sex? This in effect means there’s just a small narrow window of opportunity for you eff abd his sperm to get together and reproduce. So it’s quite useful to know when you ovulate. You may know roughly when that happens (around day 14 of your menstrual cycle, the first day of your period being day one) but that only applies if you're one of the few with a truly steady and regular 28-day cycle. But what you can depend on better is the fact that ovulation in most cases takes plaxe some 14 days before the last day of the menstrual cycle. So, for if for example you have a 24-day cycle, your ovulation will likely occur around day 10. If you’re doubting how long your natural menstrual cycle is, it may be a good idea to note down a few months of your menstrual cycle, when your period starts and when it has ended.
Charting your basal body temperature
One more way to find out exactly when you ovulate is by charting your basal body temperature (BBT). You’ll need to buy a basal thermometer, that shows tenths of degrees on the display. Take your basal body temperature every morning right after waking up, even before you get out of bed to visit the toilet. Your temperature drops on the day you ovulate. The day after your ovulation it spiked again and stays slightly higher until you get your period.
Have fun during intercourse
One of the most important things if you want to get pregnant fast is to enjoy the intercourse fully with your partner. Try not to focus your attention on the "getting pregnant" part because this will create an unnatural kind of stress in your body, release certain chemicals that can block the effectiveness of your reproductive system. Just enjoy every single moment between the sheets and let the getting pregnant part come naturally. You can do a lot before and after intercourse to increase the chances of pregnancy, but during the actual intercourse, let it be for what it is.
Don't forget the importance of foreplay as well, it plays a big role not only to get yourself in the right mood but as well to prepare your reproductive system to get ready to receive. Like driving a race car, if the engine is not properly warmed-up you may be able to reach the finish line, but it won't be the best result you could have set. Your body as well needs that warming-up session. It varies from person to person how long that takes, but this is all a matter of being in touch with your body. If you feel you're ready, your body most probably is as well!
A healthy pregnancy
Now, when the joyful moment finally has come and you are pregnant, there are a lot of things to take not of. Having and maintaining a healthy pregnancy isn't always an easy task. It involves extra attention to your body health, diet, daily habits and much more! Below are a few healthy pregnancy tips to start you off.
Take prenatal supplements
Together ith purified fish oil, prenatal supplements are one of the most essential thing to supplement your regular diet with. There's a little new life growing inside of you, and although it may still be microscopic small, it (and you) needs something extra to ensure a healthy development. Prenatal supplements and fish oil are the two most essential ones.
Eat plenty of (organic) whole foods
From the moment of conception, everything you eat and drink basically forms the basic building blocks of your baby's tiny body. This means you simply cannot take any risk in your diet. Organic foods ensure that only healthy nutrients enter your body, and that of your upcoming child. Processed foods contain a lot of harmful chemicals and other nasty things that are not good for you and certainly not for your unborn! Eat plenty of green leafy veg, fruits rich in Vitamin B, C and D and whole grain bread as well as nuts, peas, beans and seeds.