For all the effort we put into avoiding pregnancy when the time isn’t right, you might be surprised at the similar efforts you have to go to improve your chances of conceiving. Even if you’re in the peak of reproductive health, it can take longer than you might want to see a positive result on your pregnancy test.
Today we’re here with some tips to help you get pregnant faster!
Get Your Timing Right
Timing is one of the most important factors when you’re trying to get pregnant. There is a surprisingly short time in each month – or rather, in each menstrual cycle – when you have the chance to get pregnant. This is when sperm can survive long enough to reach the egg within 24 hours of ovulation. Eggs are viable for no more than a day after they leave the ovaries and sperm can survive around five days in a woman’s body after sex. This gives you a fertile window of six days per cycle – or less, if your sperm or egg health is lower and they’re viable for a shorter time.
Identifying this fertile window boosts your chances of getting pregnant – if you don’t know when it will be, you might miss your chance of getting pregnant altogether! If you can, invest in a good ovulation monitor. This gets you more accurate data and predictions you can plan around to increase your chances of getting pregnant when you want to.
Talk To Your Doctor As Soon as Possible
Don’t leave it till you’ve actually conceived to talk to your doctor about pregnancy! The pre-conception health check is a very useful step for both men and women, identifying possible issues with fertility and pregnancy in advance, and giving advice or even referring you to fertility specialists if needs be.
This sort of health check-up could even identify health issues that have been dogging you all your life. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can be hard to identify and comes with a diverse list of symptoms which may not make sense as a single condition until the fertility issues become clear. It doesn’t mean an end to your attempts to get pregnant, but it does mean you need to understand the challenges to your fertility and take steps to rebalance the scales in your favour.
There are lots of supplements marketed to pregnant women, or people trying to become pregnant and many of them promise nigh-miraculous results. This makes it important to maintain a critical mind, and make sure the supplements you pick are effective and useful for your specific circumstances. For example, Inositol can be very helpful for women with PCOS, but won’t provide a fertility boost to anyone without the condition.
Researching supplements before you commit means saving money and making sure you’re really optimising your health for pregnancy.