Trying to Conceive: 10 Tips for Women
What to do before getting pregnant?
Take a prenatal supplement. Make sure your body is in top shape before getting pregnant by eating a healthy diet and taking a prenatal supplement. These supplements contain folic acid and other vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy conception, fetal development, and pregnancy.
What is the best way to become pregnant?
When you’re trying to conceive, it gives you an incentive to hit the sheets all the time. But like anything, too much of a good thing can be bad. Experts say the best way to get pregnant fast is to have sex once a day, every other day, during your fertile time right before and after ovulation.
What are the signs after conception?
How soon after conception you start to notice pregnancy symptoms varies from woman to woman, but typically the first sign is the light spotting. Other symptoms might include breast tenderness, an increase in vaginal discharge, and serious fatigue.
What are the odds of becoming pregnant?
For most couples trying to conceive, the odds that a woman will become pregnant are 15% to 25% in any particular month.
Quit smoking and drinking
Quit smoking and drinking. You may already know that tobacco and alcohol during pregnancy are never OK. They’re bad for a baby’s growth and can cause health problems for him when he gets older.
Quit Smoking. Among its other drawbacks, smoking can make it harder for you to get pregnant. And lighting up during pregnancy can raise the likelihood of problems like premature birth, low birth weight, and miscarriage.
webmd.comCut back on caffeine
Cut back on caffeine
Cut back on caffeine. Drinking more than two cups of coffee or five cans of soda a day (about 250 milligrams of caffeine) could make it harder for you to conceive and raise the chances that you’ll miscarry.
Cut Back on Caffeine. Some experts suggest you get no more than 200 milligrams of caffeine a day while you’re trying to get pregnant and during pregnancy.
webmd.comMake an appointment with your doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor. True, you’ll be seeing her plenty after you conceive, but it’s a good idea to book a visit ahead of time, too, even if you’ve been pregnant before.
Check your gums
Check your gums. There’s a connection between good oral health and a healthy pregnancy. Gum disease is linked to early birth and low birth weight. So now’s the time to see a dentist to tackle any problems.
Eat smart. There’s no better time to cut out junk food and all of its empty calories. Make sure you’re getting plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean protein every day.
What do you need to know before you get pregnant?
Start with a daily vitamin. When you’re planning a pregnancy, you need 400 micrograms of folic acid every day, the amount in most multivitamins. Being too thin can make it harder to get pregnant. Being too heavy can also cause problems: It raises your chances of diabetes and high blood pressure.
What activities should I avoid during pregnancy?
Contact Sports: These can prove to be very dangerous during pregnancy as your pelvic joints become loose in preparation for childbirth, and loose ligaments and muscles are usually more prone to injury. Avoid contact sports activities like swimming, skiing, volleyball, and horse riding.
What things can stop you from getting pregnant?
Abstinence is truly the only natural way to stop from getting pregnant. You can’t get pregnant if you don’t have sex, plain and simple. As long as you abstain from sex, you will never have to worry about an unplanned pregnancy. While there are many other methods for preventing pregnancy, abstaining from sex is truly the only completely natural way.
What are tests you need before trying to get pregnant?
Live vaccines like varicella (chicken pox) and rubella (German measles) are out of the question during pregnancy, so it’s recommended that you get tested for immunity and, if necessary, get vaccinated before trying to get pregnant.