Once you and your significant other have made the decision to try for a baby, waiting becomes difficult. You then just want to get pregnant soon. You often find yourself frantically looking for tips, which will help you get pregnant faster, online. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths out there, like cough syrup does not help with pregnancy.
In fact, what you can do is visit a gynecologist for preconception counseling. You might think of it as weird, but your gynec might actually be able to help you. She can suggest you several healthy choices and ensure that any premedical issue does not hinder with your pregnancy.
However, there are lesser-known tips too that can help you in getting pregnant sooner. Here, we bring you a few of these tips, which are also backed by studies and experts:
1. You Can Use An Ovulation Kit
To measure the level of luteinizing hormones in your body, you can buy an ovulation kit which is available over the counter. The luteinizing hormones rise a day or two before the ovulation. You can use the kit to ensure that you are indulging in love-making at the right time, thereby helping you get pregnant fast. The correct time is usually considered to be three days or so after you get a positive test result on the ovulation kit.
2. Eat ‘Good-For-You’ Fats
According to a study published in the Human Reproduction journal, a connection was found between low-fat dairy and ovulation infertility (1). It was observed that women who drink fat-free or low-fat milk are more prone to having a failure in ovulation in comparison to those who drink full-fat milk. When trying to conceive, it is essential that you become friendly with fatty food items. Fats are said to keep your blood sugar stable and are a precursor for hormones governing menstrual cycle.
3. Indulge In Love-Making Apart From Ovulation Period Too
While you are trying to conceive, your love-making sessions start revolving around your ovulation period. Though the ovulation kit helps, it will only increase your odds if you also get intimate outside the ovulation window. It might increase the chances if you indulge in physical intimacy every other day, for five days before and after your ovulation period.
4. Only Use A Certain Type Of Lube
It is essential to know about lubes. A few can make the sperm slower or even kill it, so choose the lube very carefully. Select one which has the least negative impact on the functionality of the sperm. If need be, you can get rid of it entirely too.
5. You Might Not Want To Overdo It
Less might be more when it comes to making love in the ovulation period while trying to get pregnant. Try to indulge in physical intimacy only once a day or every other (alternate) day. Too much of it can result in a decrease in the sperm concentration, thereby reducing your chances of conceiving a baby soon.
6. Watch Your Alcohol And Coffee Consumption
You must be aware of the fact that alcohol and caffeine are discouraged after pregnancy. But, it is also believed that bringing down their intake can help a person in getting pregnant faster. Alcohol is said to have negative effects on fertility as well.
7. Switch To Organic
Try and switch to organic. Obviously, it might not be possible to go all the way. But, try to steer clear of fruits and vegetable, which are treated with pesticides, as much as you can. A study states that men who eat more pesticide-ridden food suffer from reduced sperm count as well as low-quality sperm (2). Pesticides can also affect a woman’s reproductive health, including her fertility.
8. Sleep Is A Priority
How long have you all waited to hear those words? So, here it is. While trying to conceive, it is important to hit that ‘snooze’ button and get a decent amount of sleep. A study states that a woman who gets around seven to nine hours of sleep every day has approximately 20 percent higher follicle-stimulating-hormone (FSH) levels in comparison to those who sleep for less than six hours (3).
Now that you have planned to bring an adorable angel into your life, don’t delay any further. Incorporate these pointers into your life! Best of luck!