Tips For Easier Child Conception
Conceiving a child sounds normal. However, at times, it may become very difficult for various reasons. If getting pregnant has been difficult for you, then you are not alone because many couples face similar problems.
Sometimes, certain changes can increase your chances of becoming pregnant. For couples trying to get pregnant, there are various steps that both partners can take to increase their chances of getting pregnant fast and efficiently.
The first step is the same for both partners, maintaining your overall health and remaining physically fit. This includes proper nutrition, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy body weight, especially for women.
Being overweight or underweight can make it more difficult for women to ovulate and get pregnant. As soon as you plan on getting pregnant, start a workout routine, and maintain a well-balanced diet.
If you want to increase your chances of getting pregnant, the following are tips to boost your chances of conceiving a child faster:
Stop taking birth control pills
If you are taking birth control pills, give up this idea as soon as possible before you go trying for a baby.
The same advice applies to other forms of hormonal birth control too. It will give you some time to track your cycle and figure out when you are ovulating.
A preconception appointment
Before you start trying for a baby, experts suggest that getting a prenatal checkup is very important. Even if you are already trying to get pregnant, you can schedule a prenatal appointment with the best concerned doctor. We as Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre are there to help you out with this.
Figure out the best time to conceive
Do you have questions regarding the best time to get pregnant?
No matter how often you have sex, if you skip the most fertile days of the month, you won’t be able to conceive.
Most of our doctors recommend using ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) to measure ovulation. These work by detecting a surge in luteinizing hormone (LH) in your urine, which occurs about 36 to 48 hours before you ovulate.
OPKs let you plan actual baby-making sex on your most fertile days. Other ways to track ovulation include charting your basal body temperature, monitoring your cervical mucus, and tracking your menstrual cycle.
Take regular prenatal vitamins
These too can increase your chances of getting pregnant. Our doctors will prescribe prenatal vitamins that have folic acid. Folic acid can protect your baby against certain birth defects, such as spinal Bifida.
Take a pregnancy test
The earlier you confirm the pregnancy, the sooner you can see your doctor and start with prenatal care.
Home pregnancy tests work by detecting levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in your urine. Levels of this hormone, produced by the placenta, continue to rise in early pregnancy.
Minimize the intake of caffeine
Generally, pregnant women are advised to stay away from caffeine during pregnancy. It is very important to pay attention to all the things you are eating or drinking when you are trying for a baby.
These caffeine products can affect your hormone levels and fertility. Do not drink more than 2 cups of coffee per day.
It is also important to pay attention to how much soda, chocolate, and energy drinks you are consuming, as these contain caffeine.
Excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine has been linked to decreased fertility in females and can also lower estrogen levels, which later on, can affect ovulation.
Don’t smoke & drink alcohol
Cigarettes are harmful, especially when it comes to trying for a baby. Smoking & alcohol during pregnancy is linked to premature birth and certain birth defects in infants.
Smoking & alcohol during childbearing years, even when you are not pregnant, can also put you at a severe risk of early menopause. Smoking & alcohol are unhealthy at any stage of life, and may also obstruct your family planning.
Stress can ultimately disrupt your chances of becoming pregnant. You need to relax and let it happen. When you are healthy and stress-free, your body functions at its best.
Yoga, meditation, and other stress-reduction techniques can help increase your chances of getting pregnant fast as stress hormones like cortisol can affect the hormones that eventually trigger ovulation.
Douching can negatively impact the vagina’s natural pH balance and wash away cervical mucus (which normally helps in keeping the sperm moving), and may also kill the good bacteria.
It also increases your risk of vaginal infections and irritation, which can further lead to complications during pregnancy.
Quit the lube
Lubrication products are helpful for having more comfortable and pleasurable sex, but research suggests that some lubes are harmful to sperm. During ovulation, a female’s body usually provides extra lubrication, so you can try to have sex without lubricants.
When to see a gynecologist if you are trying for a baby?
If you have not become pregnant within 1 year of regular unprotected sex, see your gynecologist. Or in case you have tried every method listed above and even that is not working for you, then you should consult a qualified gynecologist.
You can certainly get our help at Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad. Our experienced doctors have dealt with such issues for a long time now. Only a gynecologist can solve your problem.
If you have a condition such as endometriosis or PCOS, or if you are over 36 years old, you should consult your gynecologist after 6 months.
Meet our obstetricians & gynecologists- Dr Shashi Arora, Dr Jyotsana Agarwal, and Dr Aparna Arya Tyagi. They are the most qualified experts for any of your problems.
Visit us at www.yashodahealthcare.com or call us at 9810922042 to know more.