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Getting Pregnant Tips

Getting Pregnant Tips – When trying to conceive, you need to know your ovulation day and your fertile days (the days intercourse can result in conception).

A woman’s fertile period during her menstrual cycle, on average, lasts about seven days: seven days before ovulation (the release of the egg), the day of ovulation, and the day after ovulation. After this, chances of conception decrease quickly, as the egg has a short life-span of about 24 hours.

Given this somewhat narrow window of opportunity for conception, understanding the menstrual cycle can help increase a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant. The key is to predict ovulation with as much precision as possible. Of course, both the length and regularity of menstrual cycles vary greatly among women – so successful ovulation prediction depends both on understanding the general dynamics of the menstrual cycle, as well as a woman’s own unique cycles and patterns. Since there are only a few days each cycle when conception is possible, focusing intercourse on these days dramatically increases your conception chances.

The table below is our ultimate tips for getting pregnant guide. It has been broken down into tips for men and tips for women, remember having a baby is usually a team event.

Tips for getting pregnant
Men
Tips for getting pregnant
Women
Give up smoking. Smoking is a major cause of fertility problems. For women it is vital that they stop smoking before, during and after pregnancy.
Reduce the amount of alcohol that is consumed, again this will affect fertility. It has been proven that many women prefer do not enjoy sex when they are drunk. Enhance your experience, cut back on drink and have more sex.
Try not to get too worked up or anxious. Be relaxed and treat signs of stress. Keep an eye on your weight. It is harder to conceive if you are overweight.
Wear baggy boxer shorts instead of tight pants. Take lots of folic acid. It’s not just an old wives tale. Folic acid helps to prevent neural tube defects, including spina bifida.
Take showers instead of hot baths, healthy sperm prefer cooler temperatures. Have SEX! Lots of it. Enjoy this time with your partner, making love in order to create life can be the most passionate and loving experience of your life.

The following video, narrated by Dr. Catherine Goodstein, explains common causes of infertility of women. Through diagrams and illustrations, the female reproductive system is explained and Dr. Goodstein describes the major categories of infertility: ovulatory, cervical, uterine, and pelvic (fallopian tubes). Some of the most common causes of infertility are also highlighted, to help you better understand the obstacles you could possibly be facing.

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