Now, as you have made up your mind to have a baby, you must be searching for tips all over to increase your chances of conceiving as you want to break the news, as soon as possible. However, relax and do not get impatient if it takes time. Some women get pregnant easily while many often find it difficult to conceive. There is no need to get gloomy or feel anxious about your body. Try the following natural ways to increase your chances towards ‘parenthood’ considerably.
Ladies, this is not just for you, but for your husbands as well. When you are trying to conceive, it is important that you adopt a healthy lifestyle. The human body has the strength to tackle most of the serious problems by itself, but only when it is fit. Many couples attempt pregnancy while continuing with habits like drinking, smoking, and consuming drugs. Such habits not only affect your fertility, but also affect your unborn child once you conceive. So, it is time to kick alcohol and smoke off your life. Also, include light exercises as a part of your daily routine, as that too can help to boost your fertility, and ensure that you have a comfortable pregnancy as well.
Yes, what you eat has an effect on your fertility, and this too is true for both the genders. Increase the intake of protein, iron, zinc, and vitamin C, because deficiencies of these have been linked to infertility and miscarriages. Add more of fresh fruits, oily fishes, meat, low-fat dairy products, beans, eggs, oysters, and nuts to your daily diet. Don’t forget to keep yourself well-hydrated during the day. Apart from plain water, lemon water is also known to be great for fertility.
Use a fertility monitor
Ovulation is the best time to conceive. But, do not rely on the traditional calendar method for predicting ovulation. Fertility charting is certainly a good way to keep a tab on your cycle; however, it is not a method to swear by, especially, if you have been trying to conceive for long and have still been unsuccessful. There are various fertility monitors or ovulation kits available in the market that can be used as a reliable method to identify the best time for getting pregnant.
Watch your weight
Apart from its other risks, obesity is a hindrance to pregnancy as well. Excess fat leads to overproduction of certain hormones that cause disruption with your fertility process. If you are overweight, workout to get your body mass index back to the desirable range even before you start trying. But that doesn’t mean that you get skinny, as that too can create problems in sustaining a healthy pregnancy.
Soak in some sunlight
Not many people know that exposure to sunlight can help to boost fertility in both men and women. According to researches, sunlight is the best natural source of vitamin D; and that helps to increase the levels of healthy hormones in both women and women, which makes conception easier. So, spend some time soaking in the sunlight, or plan a romantic holiday to a sun-kissed destination. Just make sure that you go out only during the ‘cool hours’, say early morning or late afternoon.
Just because you are in a rush to get pregnant, does not mean you have to ‘make out’ like rabbits. Have regular intercourse around 3-4 times a week during your ovulation period. Also, remember to spark passion and romance while you are making love, as this too helps to increase the chances of conceiving. Apart from this, try to keep yourself stress-free and relaxed, to make your way towards ‘parenthood’ more smooth and quick.
These are some natural and proven ways to increase chances of getting pregnant. While we wish that after incorporating them in your lifestyle, you should be able to break the happy news soon, do consult your medical practitioner before taking the path of parenthood.