How Can I Get Pregnant Fast ?
Last updated on August 5th, 2016
Before you even start trying to conceive, visit your doctor for a thorough physical check-up. Although you may be feeling fine, there could be some health issues which may make it difficult for you to fall pregnant.
Things to discuss with your doctor should include any medications you may be taking, or have previously been on in the past. Also discuss any medical conditions you may presently be experiencing, such as high blood pressure or high blood sugar. If there are any health issues, your doctor may suggest a measure of treatment before you embark on the journey to fall pregnant.
Proper preconception care can lead to positive lifestyle changes that in turn can lead to on-going good health. To increase your chances of falling pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy, your body needs to be ready for pregnancy.
How to boost your pregnancy chances.
Here are some things to consider before getting pregnant.
- Don’t just rush in. Plan when you would like to start a family. There are issues to consider such as your health, and your partner’s health. Healthy strong, plentiful sperm is needed to fertilise the egg, or there will be no pregnancy.
- Contraceptives. If you have been using the oral contraceptive pill, give it up well before you want to conceive. The effects of the pill linger in the system for some time, and can potentially prevent pregnancy from occurring.
- Eating and diet. A healthy diet will result in a healthy body. Cut out the bad stuff, and focus on fruit, veggies and lean meat. Some natural supplements like vitamin C, B complex, and minerals such as calcium and zinc, will also be beneficial.
- Sperm. A healthy lifestyle is needed for plentiful, healthy, highly-mobile sperm to successfully fertilise the egg. Poor quality sperm will torpedo your chances of getting pregnant. For healthy sperm, encourage your partner to stop, or cut down on smoking, limit alcohol intake, embrace a healthy diet, and if necessary – lose some weight.
- The overweight issue. If you are in any way overweight or obese, make a firm plan to lose weight. Obese women have more difficulty than others falling pregnant. To significantly increase your chances of falling pregnant, lose weight if you need to, before trying to conceive. A regular exercise plan will help with weight loss efforts.
- Ovulation. Working out your ovulation date, is the most important thing to do before trying to get pregnant. Analyse your menstrual cycle and take note of any bodily changes which signify the approach of ovulation. There is a fertile period of 5 or 6 days before you ovulate, and then the day of ovulation, when it is most likely for you to conceive. To increase your chances of falling pregnant, you must be sure to have sex every second day or so during this 5 or 6 day fertile window period. Sperm can survive for up to 6 days, while your egg only has a lifespan of 24 hours once it is released into the fallopian tube. Healthy, lively sperm needs to be waiting in eager anticipation of fertilising the egg when it makes an appearance.
What about stress?
Stress can interfere with conception. If you are stressed out, your menstrual cycle can go out of kilter. You may ovulate much later in your cycle, and in some instances you may not ovulate at all. This will definitely put the brakes on your getting pregnant efforts. But it is mostly sudden stress, like a car accident, or maybe a death of a loved one, that will really throw things out. You could miss the opportunity to conceive if you do not have sex in your fertile period leading up to ovulation.
To increase your chances of falling pregnant, try and de-stress by identifying things which trigger your stress, and then avoiding them as much as possible. Focus on the fact that you are trying to conceive, and even if it is sometimes difficult, walk away from strife and drama.
Your partner’s stress levels can affect your chances of conceiving.
If your partner has high stress levels, this can also have a negative impact on your chances of falling pregnant. There are research results to support the theory that stress levels and depression can lower sperm quality. Studies have also shown that a man’s ability to produce plentiful sperm may depend on how he handles stress in his life.
Stress can come in many forms including work-related issues, troublesome kids, and just everyday life situations. If you are trying to get pregnant, your partner could be making things worse by stressing about fertility issues.
There are ways to get out of the stress zone. If stress is working against your efforts to fall pregnant, take a little time out to relax your mind and body. Encourage your partner to do the same, and consider leading a more relaxing life. Nobody can turn their life upside down to eliminate stress, but you can find a way to deal with the sources of any constant stress in your life.
Getting pregnant is something you both want. Work together to embrace a healthy lifestyle, follow a healthy diet, cut out the bad habits, and get some regular exercise. Also work together to reduce and eliminate as much stress as possible from your lives. Although changes are not always easy, focus on the end result which is getting pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
This attitude will make a big difference in your everyday life, and greatly increase your chances of getting pregnant.