TIPS FOR GETTING PREGNANT
you planning to get pregnant? Have you discussed with your
husband and both of you think that it is time to prepare yourself
for parenthood. Well then you need to prepare your body for
motherhood. Need help for getting pregnant? Following are the tips that will help maximize
your chances for conceiving and delivering a healthy baby.
need to do a through check up of your body which includes
blood pressure, weight, chronic conditions such as diabetes,
and many other factors which can affect your ability to
carry and deliver a healthy baby.
diet should be balanced and full of nutrients. That means
a balanced diet complete with protein, fruits, vegetables,
and whole grains, and a minimum of sweets and fats.
Stop using all methods of birth control. If you are using
contraceptive pills then stop them immediately in order
to allow your body to conceive. Seems obvious, but some
forms of birth control have more lasting effects than
others. It is recommended that you continue taking the
pills to the end of your current cycle before stopping
the pills, and then start trying the next month. If you
use condoms, a cervical cap, or a diaphragm, all you need
to do is put them away.
Know when you ovulate coz that's the time when you are
most fertile and you can conceive. When ovulation occurs,
your body produces a slippery, thin substance called cervical
mucus to help facilitate the passage of sperm. Hence you
need to examine yourself daily for a vaginal discharge
that's transparent and stretchy between your fingers,
like egg white, on your most fertile days. Know your cycle.
If your cycle is 28 days long, that makes day 12-14 (counting
from the first day of your last period) your most fertile
day. But if you have a 30-day cycle, day 15-17 is the
most fertile, and 32-dayers should go for it on day 18.
For sex use missionary position a lot. Because his semen
needs to go directly into your uterus and so positions
like--man on top, doggy style, side-by-side--is okay,
but please avoid woman on top, standing, or leaning positions,
which discourage the flow of semen to the uterus.
Take folic acid. Your body needs it to produce red blood
cells, as well as norepinephrine and seratonin (chemical
components of the nervous system). Folic acid is also
one of the few nutrients known to prevent neural tube
birth defects, such as spina bifida. These defects can
occur in the foetus even before the mother knows she is
man needs to take care too. It is advisable that he wears
loose pants and underwear because according to studies
sperm count drops--sometimes drastically--when the testicles
are constricted or overheated. Tell your partner to avoid
hot tubs, saunas, and hundred-mile runs (hot showers and
moderate exercise are okay).
Quit smoking, drinking, and drugs.