By Sarah Mitchell
Congratulations! So youíve decided to take the big step into
becoming a parent. While it is one of the most important
a person can do in their life, it is also the most challenging
and the first challenge is conceiving. Many people assume that
once they stop taking contraception they will immediately
conceive. Our bodies are slightly more complicated than that
and this guide on how to get pregnant will give you tips on
best methods and the timing to get pregnant.
First things first
The first thing you must do when you make the decision to have
a baby is to visit your gynecologist. This is a vital step as
you will need a German measles vaccination if you havenít had
one already, and to make sure you are receiving enough folic
acid to prevent birth defects. The gynecologist will also
answer any of your questions and will provide you with further
tips on how to get pregnant.
When to do it
The best time is dependent on your ovulation cycle. Your
ovulation period lasts six days Ė the first five days before
and leading up to the sixth day in which you ovulate Ė and
during this time at which you are most fertile. Your ovulation
period is usually midway between your menstrual cycles which
for most women is about 14 days before their next period is
due. This is usually the best time to get pregnant but if it
doesnít work for you, another tip is to wait until days 10 and
18 of your cycle (day 1 as the first day of your period) and
have intercourse every other day during this time. This way,
intercourse and ovulation are bound to coincide.
At-home ovulation kits
If you want to be more precise and exact, you can purchase an
at-home ovulation prediction kit which uses your body
temperature to determine whether you are ovulating. It is said
that when you are ovulating, your body temperature increases
0.8 degrees. These kits can give you warning from one to one
a half days in advance as to the best time to get pregnant.
A frequent concern for those whom want to know how to get
pregnant is how often to try. It is a fact that the more
frequently a man ejaculates, the lower his sperm count,
becomes. So, those who are trying for a baby often have sex
every few days to build this sperm count. However, this isnít
necessary. Even though the sperm count may be lower, it is
still high enough for pregnancy to occur. The best tip is to
make love when you want to. Remember that having a baby should
be fun too, so try not to focus too much on how often and
Of course those who are only having intercourse once a week
significantly lessen their chances.
If after a month or two you are still not pregnant, donít
panic! If you were previously on the pill, it can take some
time before your cycle is regularized which can delay the
conception. It may also be harder for smokers to get pregnant
so if you are a smoker, another tip on how to get pregnant is
to decrease or stop smoking. If you are very seriously
concerned about your inability to get pregnant and these tips
on how to get pregnant have not helped, then you may want to
consult a gynecologist.
Remember though that you should take your time and have fun!
Donít focus too much on the goal of how to get pregnant and
youíll be unexpectedly surprised.
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