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Increasing the Chances of Conception

Increasing the Chances of Conception

It takes both the partners in increasing the chances of conceiving. A successful pregnancy will just be a step away when you plan a family with these tips. Let us have a look at some tips for increasing the chances of conception.

Reproduction can be considered as one of the basic human desires and it takes two to make a baby. So once you have decided to conceive and plan a family, it is important that you know the odds and take adequate measures that will help you in your endeavour. The point is to know your body well and understand your system and the manner that the health of the mother or father to be affects one another and the unborn child.

Important Points to Note

Have a look at the important points which you need to keep in mind for increasing the chances of conception.

Know Your Time of Conception – A sperm is alive for three days and an egg is alive for twenty-four hours. In order to increase the chances of conception, the sperm ought to be present before the release of the egg. So, the intercourse should happen regularly for three to four days prior to the ovulating date, which is 14 days before the sate of your next period. Now, the dates and the cycles can vary for most women and there is nothing to worry about. You simply need to do some permutation and combination in order to get the correct ovulation timing and plan accordingly.

The Age Factor – When the woman is under 35 years, every month there is a 20% chance of a successful conception. There is a drop of 10% per month as the woman reaches 40 years of age. You might require fertility counseling if you are above 35 years.

When you want to enhance conception, you must be careful about the use of lubricants. Be sure that they do not cause any harm to the life and quality of the sperm. Similarly experts also opine that no sexual position can be considered to be better than the other for enhancing conception. Remember, any position that makes you feel orgasm is good as it simultaneously also heightens the fertility.

Some General Points to Take Note Of

Share all your concerns and frustrations with your spouse. Both of you should share an open communication on how you could work together to alleviate the worries and solve the concerns. Being on the same plane will help you solve them easily.

Remove Anxiety Through Distress - Take up some activity that you enjoy, and you can also do it in the company of your spouse. Physical activities like yoga and exercise as per the suggestions of an  experienced trainer can be helpful in not only keeping you fit, but also allow you to spend time together in a healthy manner that will enhance your bonding as well. You can also go in for counseling together if you feel you need to distress.

Take Care of Your Weight - When you plan to conceive, it is always advisable that you take care of your weight. Consult your doctor about what ought to be the ideal weight for you as every individual is unique. Do not opt for crash diets to accentuate weight loss. If you need to lose weight, take a step-by-step course action. And, if you are too skinny, it is better to put on a bit of weight before actually conceiving.

Take Care of Your Diet - A healthy balanced diet is always recommended to aid a successful pregnancy. You should cover all the food groups, that is, if you are allergic to something in particular. Comfort foods like ice-creams and a creamy milk chocolate once a while, should not make you feel guilty when you are looking to increase your chance of conceiving.

Take supplements as directed by your physician. With regular checkups and tests, your doctor will be able to prescribe certain dietary supplements along with vitamins and minerals, that is, iron, calcium and folic acid for women and zinc and selenium for men, which should be taken accordingly. They enhance your chances of conceiving.  

In the end, it is important to note that simple factors in regular lifestyle can go a long way to help you enhance your chances of conceiving and lead to a successful pregnancy. Too much caffeine, smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs ought to be avoided at all costs. Prolonged cycling, biking, wearing tight briefs, taking hot baths, and other similar activities that heat up the testicles must be avoided by men if you are planning a pregnancy. A healthy lifestyle that is relatively free from worries can significantly enhance your chances of conception.

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Tanya.7 years ago
good article. It gives tips for increasing the chances of conception naturally
Jabina.7 years ago
I want to know of the exercises that can increase the chances of conception. Can yoga and pranayam help in conceiving?
Suha.7 years ago
I had a normal first pregnancy and delivery was also normal. I am trying for second baby but am not able to conceive. please help
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