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How to get pregnant fast

How to get pregnant fast

Maybe you’re trying to conceive asap. Or you’re hoping to have a baby at a certain time of year. Here are five ways to boost your chances of getting pregnant quickly as well as some guidelines on when to be concerned about a possible fertility problem.

1. See your doctor

Find out if there are any underlying condition that could affect your chances and learn what changes you need to adopt and also if generally your body is up to the task. Scheduling a preconception checkup is a really good way to hit the ground running

You may not be able to resolve any health issues immediately, but taking these steps as soon as possible prepares you for a healthy pregnancy.

2. Plan for a healthy pregnancy

Quit unhealthy habits like smoking, limit your consumption of caffeine, get to a healthy weight and ask your doctor what vitamins you need to start taking and what foods you need to introduce in your diet to give yourself and your baby a good start.

3. Figure out when you ovulate

This can never be overemphasized. It saves you valuable time, Once you are able to figure out when you’ll ovulate , you and your partner can time sex (especially 2 days prior to ovulation)to that window as you only ovulate once each menstrual cycle. Read our comprehensive article on how to know when you’ll ovulate here.

Sperm can stick around in your uterus and fallopian tubes for two to three days, but your egg only lasts for 12 to 24 hours after it’s released. So having sex before you ovulate boosts the chances that there’ll be sperm around to greet your egg as soon as it debuts.

4. Have sex at the right time.

Timing is very important, Once you’re sure you can pinpoint your ovulation period, you and your partner can plan to have sex during your most fertile period. Your most fertile period should be two to three days before ovulation. So, plan to have sex then and through the day you ovulate. No use having sperm waiting in your fallopian tube when your body won’t be producing eggs around that time especially when you’re trying to get pregnant.

Also, if you and your partner are waiting to have sex during your fertile period, make sure you avoid having a buildup of dead sperm. Your partner should ejaculate at least once just before your fertile window so as to have good quality sperm at the time you need it the most. Lying on your back for a few minutes after sex gives the sperm an edge in swimming closer to your eggs also.

5. Give sperm a boost

Speak to your partner about the importance of having a healthy sperm especially if he is involved in any activity or habits that could affect his sperm negatively.

Also, it pays if your partner makes any required change/changes as soon as possible if you are trying to get pregnant fast as sperm take a while to mature, so give yourselves about 3 months from making these changes for the sperm to be mature and healthy.

Some things your partner can do to improve his fertility include:

  • Work towards a healthy weight if overweight or underweight.
  • Make a cut on the number of alcoholic drink you consume.
  • Stop smoking tobacco or taking drugs.
  • Load up on beneficial nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, and folic acid. These are known to help in the production of strong and plentiful sperm.
  • Stop the use of hot tubs or taking a hot bath. Heat kill sperm

Seek help if you’re younger than 35 and have been trying for a year to get pregnant. If you’re older than 35, talk to a fertility specialist after trying for about 6 months with no success.

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