5 tips to conceive quickly
It’s rare for women to get pregnant on the first try. Doctors generally advise healthy couples to allow themselves at least one year to conceive. If the couple hasn’t been able to conceive in that year, then it is recommended they visit a doctor to determine whether they may be dealing with infertility.
However, it never hurts to get a little help. So, here are a few helpful tips to maximize your chances of getting pregnant.
To conceive faster:
Try to determine your date of ovulation or fertile period. Record the date of the first day of your period and count that as Day 1. It’s also useful to know how long your cycles are (one cycle is counted from the first day of your period until the day before your next period begins). Once you’ve figured out your average cycle length, subtract 14 days to determine your approximate ovulation date. Concentrate your efforts on the three days before and after your ovulation because the egg survives only few hours while sperm can survive for several days. For example, in an average 28-day cycle, ovulation should occur around Day 14. Therefore, the days that offer the best chances of getting pregnant are between Day 12 and 16.
Make love every other day during your fertile period. Contrary to popular belief, having sex every day during your fertile period doesn’t increase the chances of getting pregnant. But, inversely, don’t save up all of your love making for your fertile week. To help ensure the optimum sperm count, a man needs to ejaculate at least once every three days.
Eliminate alcohol and tobacco. Studies have found an association between alcohol consumption and a drop in fertility. It’s also believed that smoking interferes with conception.
After having sex with your partner, stay in bed for at least half an hour to give the sperm a better opportunity to reach the egg. Moreover, some say that if you put a pillow under your pelvis helps with fertilization.
Do not go to the bathroom or take a shower immediately after lovemaking. Wait a while to allow for the sperm to reach their destination.
Have a good time! Although not required for conception, some experts believe that the contractions produced by the female orgasm help move the sperm through the body and reach the egg. Also, ask your partner to avoid tight underwear, hot baths and Jacuzzis, all of which affect sperm production. Good luck!