To Get Pregnant
numbers of married couples on their own career track, it may
not be too surprising to learn that their inability to conceive
may all come down to ... stress.
for example, who spent several years trying unsuccessfully
to have their first child were eventually given what they
consider the best advice from their doctor. Stop trying
overachievers finally went away for the weekend with nothing
on their mind but relaxation and - you guessed it - were the
proud parents of baby John nine months later.
there are other things you can do to increase your chances
of getting pregnant naturally, and even control the timing
of conception, with a few tips & tricks from the experts:
to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
making basics: women who are actively seeking to get
pregnant are usually advised to adopt a more healthy lifestyle.
Get enough sleep, eat healthy and exercise.
increase your chances, some experts swear sexual activity
timed to when you're most fertile - ovulation is likely
to begin about 14 days after the day your last period began.
But since this varies with each woman the best method, others
advise, is to have sex 2-3 times a week. You're almost certain
to hit a fertile period at some point.
- remember that increased body temperature lessens sperm
production, so for now avoid tight jeans and the "tighty
whities" in favor of loose fitting pants and boxer
your doctor if you may be taking over-the-counter or
prescription drugs that may interfere with fertility.
decreases fertility, and increases the chance of
miscarriage later. If you smoke, stop now.
else fails, see your doctor who may suggest fertility tests
or follow-up fertility treatments. For most otherwise healthy
couples the time-tested adage applies: if at first you
don't succeed - try, try again.
Pregnant After 35 or 40
the number of women who are putting off pregnancy has nearly
doubled. But the earlier you get pregnant, the better chance
you have for a risk-free pregnancy. Complications
associated with pregnancy in older women include :
labor, resulting in increased chances of cesarean
birth or c-section.
blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or gestational diabetes
women over 35, optimum prenatal care - along with a healthy
diet and a regular exercise regimen - all contribute to helping
decrease the chance of risk.
More about pregnancy & fertility around the Web:
Your Best Days for Making a Baby - Extensive WebMD guide to fertility
issues, timing your pregnancy, with a pre-pregnancy to-do list,
how to prepare physically and emotionally, plus a look at pregnancy myths
pregnant : trying, tricks & treatment - Comprehensive
advice from UK Babycentre including tips on actively trying
for a first baby or successive pregnancies, boosting your
baby making chances, preparing for a healthy pregnancy, major
causes of fertility problems, ovulation calendar, and related
advice for dads-to-be.
Parents Network - Pregnancy After 40 - Real life been-there
advice from moms with tips on diet, exercise and other health
advice, FSH level concerns, fertility drugs, and personal
information is intended as reference and not as medical advice.
All treatment decisions should be made by medical professionals.