8 Fertility Tips When You’re Trying To Get Pregnant

Once you make the decision to try and get pregnant, there are several things that you can do to improve your odds of succeeding. When you are in your early 20s, the odds of conceiving within a year are 96 percent. That number gradually decreases to 78 percent by the mid 30s. Once you hit your forties, the odds of getting pregnant naturally drop off massively and IVF becomes a more viable option (http://www.parents.com/getting-pregnant/trying-to-conceive/getting-pregnant-at-every-pregnancy-age/). But there are some things that you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant:

  1. Get a calendar and an ovulation kit. These will help you to track your ovulation to find your most fertile time of the month (http://www.self.com/story/things-you-should-start-doing-if-you-want-to-get-pregnant-soon).
  2. Get a check-up. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your gynecologist to make sure there aren’t any underlying health issues to worry about (https://www.familyeducation.com/pregnancy/trying-conceive/8-steps-take-trying-conceive).
  3. Get rid of your birth control. Whatever method you have been using, make sure that you stop taking it as soon as you decide to have a baby. It may take a while for the hormones to get out of your system.
  4. Have lots of sex. It may sound like a no-brainer, but you should make sure that you don’t turn sex into a chore. This is a sure way to kill a relationship.
  5. Get rid of the drinking, smoking and caffeine. These three can greatly reduce your chances of getting pregnant by taking their toll on your body (https://www.familyeducation.com/pregnancy/ovulation-conception/top-10-tips-boost-your-chances-getting-pregnant).
  6. Find the right position. Many experts believe lying on your back after sex with a pillow under your hips will help improve your chances.
  7. Take your vitamins. It is important to go ahead and take prenatal vitamins including folic acid. Additionally, get out in the sun and soak up the Vitamin D. This can add to your overall health and help with your fertility.

Plan for the future. If you aren’t sure if you really want to have a baby right now, then you should still have a contingency plan. Consider having your eggs frozen so that you can try when you are ready in the future.

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