Things You’ll Need: healthy food, vitamins, minerals and herbal , A partner
Step 1. Do you have a partner? If you don’t then it’s time to find one now. Of course you cannot get pregnant naturally if you don’t have a partner, so it is well important that you have one. Your partner can be your boyfriend or your husband. But if you plan to raise your little bundle of joy all by yourself, then he doesn’t have to be.
Step 2. Then, once you have a parter already, stop using contraceptives. Most women on the pill don’t get pregnant right after they stop, since the body still takes time to readjust from all the chemicals and hormones. This isn’t to say that you won’t become pregnant immediately as well, because some women also do.
Women on injectable contraceptives (Depo – Povera) usually don’t become pregnant within a couple months of time. Remember that this speaks for a majority of women, but not all. You may or may not concieve right away. Couples who use barrier methods like the condom, however, find it quicker to concieve once they cease using their birth control method. This is because condoms don’t alter the body chemistry of the woman.
Step 3. Start living healthy. This step does not only apply to you but for your partner as well. It is very important to rid the body of toxins, and avoid stresses that can pose problems with fertility. Here are some things that you and your partner can do:
– Eat healthy. Foods rich in nutrients are the way to go. Organic foods are also better choices in comparison to ordinary produce because they are grown without the use of chemicals and pesticides that are linked to problems concerning fertility.
– Smoking should also be ceased. Nicotine from cigaretttes can have detrimental effects on the mucous of the cervix and can lower sperm count.
– Any form of caffeine should be avoided. Caffeine also has detrimental effects on a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. Too much caffeine (more than two cups of coffee or its equivalent for tea and soda) can increase a woman’s chances of having a miscarriage.
– Exercise. Exercising regularly just doesn’t keep your body fit and prepares you for pregnancy, but it also helps you de – stress and sleep better at night.
– Sleep More and Sleep Better. People who are deprived of sleep have lower levels of leptin, a hormone that affects ovulation.
Step 4. Take Vitamins and Supplements. Now is the best time to start taking prenatal vitamins (Folic Acid). Take at least 400 mcg of folic acid now, and increase to 600 mcg once pregnant. Doing so plays a huge role in lowering the risk of your baby developing neural tube defects.
Don’t forget to take herbal supplements to balance your hormone levels as well. Calcium, zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6a are essential vitamins and minerals that sustain the balance of the hormones. There are also herbs that are associated with the balance of the hormones, and among these are:
– raspberry leaf
– raspberry leaf
– saw palmetto
– ginkgo biloba
You should speak to your doctor before taking any kind of supplementation or vitamins.
Step 5. Take note of your ovulation and menstruation time. Most women ovulate right in the middle of their menstruation cycle, and you can figure out when yours is by taking note of the first day of your menstruation, as well as how long it is each month. If your menstruation is regular and arrives on time every twenty – eight days, then you can easily assume that your ovulation time is around fourteen days after the first day of your mensturation. This cycle, however, varies among women.
Step 6. Have sex (unprotected, of course) During the days leading towards your ovulation. Do this regularly.
– Mind Your Positions. While this hasn’t been scientifically proven, some positions allow the sperm to be closer to the cervix. Missionary position, for example, with a pillow underneath the hips is one position that is regularly used by many. Try staying in bed at least 30 minutes after having sex in order to increase the sperm’s chances of reaching the egg.
– A lot of couples feel very pressured when they have sex, and this can take out the intimacy. Keep everything light and try not to stress yourselves up.
Step 7. Do a pregnancy check test once you miss your monthly period.
Step 8. If you don’t get pregnant, repeat the following steps over again.
– Consistency Diligence is key, so don’t give up on your first try. Continuous effort is very important.
– Lighten up for sex. Keep the experience a sensual onr and not as a chore.
– Consult your doctor before trying to get pregnant, before taking in vitamins or supplements for your pregnancy endeavors.
– Beware of pregnancy myths that abound. Read up before you start following any hearsay.
– Have yourself and your partner tested (and treated) for any infection or disease before you start having unprotected sex.