Getting pregnant is actually more difficult than many people realize. Approximately three quarters of all pregnancies are self aborted before the woman even realizes that she is pregnant. What’s more 12% of couples experience problems with infertility, this accounts for roughly seven million couples. So if you are having problems conceiving, don’t worry you are not alone.
Below you will learn eight tips on getting pregnant fast. By following these eight tips you will significantly increase your chances of getting pregnant fast. Keep in mind that if you have had trouble conceiving in the past that you should not expect instant results by making these dietary and lifestyle changes. However if you stick to the principles laid out here you should see good results over the medium term.
1. Increase the frequency of sexual intercourse
You should aim to have sex several times a week, even outside of the period where you think you are ovulating. While you cannot get pregnant unless you are ovulating many women incorrectly determine the correct window for getting pregnant. By increasing the frequency of intercourse throughout the month you will ensure the maximum chance that you get pregnant.
2. Check for food intolerance
Food intolerance is surprisingly common and one of the leading food related causes of infertility. Some of the most common types of intolerance include caffeine, alcohol and gluten. If you have encountered problems getting pregnant then having food intolerance tests for both you and your partner is a sensible next step.
In general you should try and keep your diet as clean as possible. That means sticking to foods which are close to their natural state including fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. Try to stick to organic foods wherever possible as these have a higher mineral content and are not coated in pesticides. If organic fruits and vegetables are not available you should be careful to wash your fruits and vegetable before eating.
3. Invest in an ovulation kit
Ovulation kits are an excellent way to determine when you are ovulating. This can help to ensure that you are having sex during this important period. Ovulation kits measure LH levels and use surges to predict that the woman is ovulating.
Alternatively you might want to use a fertility monitor. A fertility monitor tends to be more accurate than an ovulation kit because while they measure the LH levels they also take into account other hormones as well.
4. Stop smoking, drinking and taking drugs
Most women know that smoking, taking drugs and drinking can have a harmful effect on the unborn child. But fewer realize that it can also impact on fertility. It is important that you remove these three things from your life before attempting to get pregnant.
5. Know your menstrual cycle
Assuming a 28 day menstrual cycle you will ovulate on approximately day fourteen. You want to increase sexual frequency around the time that you are ovulating. On day eleven of your menstrual cycle you should plan to have sex every day or every second day until you reach day seventeen.
Whether or not you should have sex each day or every second day will depend on the sperm count of the man. If his sperm count is low you should refrain from having every day. This will actually decrease the chance that you get pregnant during this period. If the man has a normal sperm count then you can have sex every day during this period.
6. Quality of sex is important
When people are trying to get pregnant it often becomes a boring task rather than a pleasure. This is particularly true of couples that have had frustrating results trying to get pregnant. It is important that the sex that you have is enjoyable and that you are relaxed. Try to vary your sex life so that it is fun and enjoyable.
Whether you and your partner orgasm during sex also affects the chances that you will conceive. When a man orgasms it can increase the male sperm count. When a woman has an orgasm during sex, the spastic movements that occur actually help to draw the sperm into the uterus.
7. Use the missionary position
While it might be considered a little old fashioned the missionary position is actually very good if you are trying to conceive. The reason is the sperm stays in the vagina for a longer period of time. You should avoid having sex with the woman on top. The natural force of gravity will lead the sperm away from the uterus. When the man orgasms he should keep his penis inside of the woman and not withdraw it immediately. You may also want to place a pillow under the rear of the woman. This will help to tilt the pelvis so that the sperm stays inside longer.
8. Remove processed carbohydrates from your diet
One of the most common causes of infertility is having blood sugar and insulin levels which are too high. This is particularly common in women who are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome.
When you eat processed carbohydrates the body quickly converts these into sugar. This in turn spikes the body’s blood sugar and insulin levels. Complex carbohydrates on the other hand take longer for the body to digest and lead to a more regulated blood sugar level.
Avoiding processed carbohydrates is relatively easy. If you can’t grow it, gather it or hunt it, then it is a processed carbohydrate. Examples of processed carbohydrates include:
- Baked Goods
- Soft Drinks
Examples of natural complex carbohydrates include:
- Legumes (beans)
- Whole Grains
If you are still having trouble conceiving after implementing these tips on getting pregnant, keep in mind that if you are over the age of 35 then you will not be termed infertile until you have tried conceiving for longer than twelve months. You need to be patient in order to get pregnant, as stress and lack of enjoyment of sex are counter productive to getting pregnant. You may wish to seek advice from a fertility specialist as to medical treatments that are available. Alternatively you may wish to pursue a holistic natural health approach which has proved successful for many couples.
Pregnancy Miracle by Lisa Olson uses a natural method and has helped many childless couples conceive. We discussed the method in depth in our Pregnancy Miracle review.