Baby making isn't really something most couple need help with. They have that down pretty well. However, besides having too much sex or too little sex there are some other common mistakes you could be making. You may not even be aware of them. Avoiding these could help you get on your way to getting pregnant and producing an adorable little being.
Here are some tips that a lot of couples who are trying to get pregnant make. So make sure you avoid these and you could conceive successfully – soon.
Ignoring Your General Health
When you are trying to get pregnant it becomes all about the cervix mucus, basal temperature and other reproductive health-related things. But you need to make sure that your partner and you are fit as well. Make sure exercise and a well-balanced diet is a part of your daily routine. Staying active will help reduce stress and help you feel more positive about yourself. Also eating a healthy balanced diet will give you the necessary nutrients to stay healthy and energized throughout the day.
Use Of Lubricants
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While lubes may make for a happy session, most lubricants are thick and make it difficult for the sperms to travel. In fact, the pH level of most lubricants is acidic enough to kill the sperm. Its best to avoid any kind of lubricant when trying to conceive and the best lubricant to use is cervical mucus produced just before ovulation or natural oils like olive oil or coconut oil.
Not Taking Folic Acid
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Folic acid is extremely important when you're trying for a baby and during pregnancy. Women who take folic acid supplements every day have an increased chance of getting pregnant. Also, taking folic acid before pregnancy is also important for your baby's health. A daily supplement containing 400 mg of folic acid should be taken until 12 weeks into pregnancy to reduce the risk of spinal cord and brain problems known as spina bifida in your baby.
Being Stressed All The Time
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We understand how trying this period is for a couple. You want to get pregnant and it overshadows everything else in your life. However, experts say that do not spend every moment obsessing about getting pregnant. Stressing or obsessing over it will further delay the process. You should focus on having a healthy relationship with your spouse which leads to intimacy and love-making. You need to be supportive of each other during this crazy time.Take up a hobby, read a book or undertake activities that will take your mind off your problems and keep you busy.
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Your fertility window depends on the menstrual cycle and ovulation doesn't necessarily happen at the same time every month. It's tricky to know when you will ovulate. Pregnancy is technically possible five days before ovulation through to the day of ovulation. If you miss the window you will have to wait for a month again before you have that opportunity again. Using an ovulation predictor kit can help and you will be in a better position to track your ovulation period rather than speculating it.
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