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Increase Conception Odds

Increase Conception Odds

Trying to make a baby? Here are some tips on what you can do to increase your chances of conceiving.

Keep track of your period

Have intercourse on days you are most likely to conceive. Timing iseverything. Women are most likely to conceive on days they areovulating. If you aren't already keeping a menstrual calendar,start doing so now. Note down the dates your period starts, how long itlasts, and any other information you feel may be of help to yourgynecologist. If you have irregular periods, it may not be easy to calculate the days you are ovulating

A menstrual calendar will also help you keep track of your date of conception, and you will consequently be able to calculate your due date with more accuracy.

Lie down after sex

Don't get up and run around immediately after having sex. Lie down fora while. This increases the chances of the sperm meeting the egg. It iseven recommended that you place a high pillow, cushion or bolster underyour hips after making love, to direct the sperm upwards towards theegg. Believe it or not, this really does help!

Discuss medication with your doctor

This pose is difficult to achieveinitially. You may find it difficult to grab your foot, and you mayalso find it difficult to turn. If you cannot reach the foot initially,try and reach whatever part of your leg you can - maybe the calf. Dothis pose sitting close to a wall, so you can try and reach for thesupport of the wall as you turn around, instead of placing your hand onyour back. Make sure you are not sitting too close to the wall though,you want to have place to turn around.

Avoid coffee

Give up drinking coffeeat least for the time you are trying to conceive.Caffeine is believed to reduce the flow of blood to the uterus,restricting the growth of the baby. Studies also suggest that excessivecaffeine contributes to a reduction in fertility levels. Whatconstitutes excessive coffee? More than three cups a day is definitelyexcessive. One or two cups a day is fine but if you are having problemsconceiving, give it up for now. If you can't do without your dailycuppa, switch to decaf.

Reduce alcohol consumption

Reduceyour consumption of alcohol. Alcohol reduces male fertility levels andso does smoking. Excessive smoking and drinking also affects thequality of sperm, so if you want to get pregnant, give up your vicesfor the time being. The chances of a healthy pregnancy are higher.

Breathe clean air

If your workplace exposes you tohazardous materials or chemicals, this may affect the quality of yoursperm, and it may cause a reduction of fertility levels. It is alsounsafe for a pregnant woman to be exposed to hazardous material, as itmay adversely affect the foetus, leading to birth problems.

Keep your vagina clean

Saliva can kill sperm, andso can some forms of vaginal lubricants, glycerine and oils. While thisshouldn't matter if the male sperm count is very high, if you arehaving problems conceiving it is best to keep your vagina 'spermfriendly', which means no oral sex or lubricants. Similarly, don't wearscented tampons and avoid vaginal sprays. Keep your vagina clean andnatural. Avoid douching, as douching alters the natural acidity of thevagina. It may even lead to vaginal infections, which in a way defeats the very purpose of douching.

Yoga and exercise

Exercise regularly so your body stays fit and in optimum shape, and try theseyoga asanas.

For more information, read this article by Dr. Malpani.
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Sowmya.10 years ago
vacation has been suggested by my doctor to increase the chances of conception
Anil.11 years ago
yoga will always keep you fit!
Jaan.11 years ago
read it again
Kal.11 years ago
im looking to do ivf/icsi in pakistan. can someone plz recommend a clinic with good success rate and cost. thanks
Megan.11 years ago
there is a section that is titled, "discuss medication with your doctor."
then it starts talking about a difficult pose.. this should probably be changed to help more women understand what needs to be done to increase their fertility.
sarah.11 years ago
a holiday in st lucia done it after tryin for 2 years
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