The odds are that you and your partner decided to have a baby, but it has been months your efforts are not being paid off. You are not sure if it is the right time to seek expert opinions, but it is getting pretty hard to wait till you get pregnant. While there may be some genetic or physical stuff going on inside you, there are many tips that you can use in your favor.
For some women, pregnancy comes pretty easy. Of course, we’ve heard about unplanned pregnancy, while for some women, it takes months and even years to get pregnant. There are different factors playing roles in your pregnancy, heredity being one. But, the real reason behind this mystery is yet to be known. For now, the reality is that every woman is different, and pregnancy also comes differently for different women.
When you are trying to get pregnant naturally, i.e., without medical help, you need to use your efforts at the right place at the right time so that you can welcome your baby in the fastest time possible. Follow these surefire ways to get pregnant fast.
1. Stop taking birth control pills beforehand
You need to stop popping those birth control pills you’ve been taking for so long. As you are now ready to be pregnant and welcome a new member into your family, letting go of birth control pills is the first thing you should start with.
However, it is said that if you stop taking the pills before your decided time to get pregnant, you are more likely to get pregnant without much waiting. So, if you have decided that you want to get pregnant and will start trying next month or in the next two to three months, you should stop the intake of pills right away.
Note: It is possible that you may get pregnant at any time after you stop your pills.
2. Make sure of the time of your ovulation
If you have already decided on getting pregnant with your partner, you must have heard about the ovulation period and its significance in the whole process. Ovulation is the process of eggs forming inside of you, and while an egg can survive only for 12 hours and sperm survive for more than 48 to 72 hours, it is a pretty narrow window for the actual baby-making process.
So, to fit your schedule around this narrow window, you need to know the time of your ovulation beforehand. There are many ways to find the timing of your ovulation which is pretty much dependent on the time of your period. The trick is to have sex before, during, and after ovulation to ensure you conceive faster.
3. Have fun doing the deed
This is the best tip anyone can give on conceiving. Have sex as much as you want and regularly. When trying to get pregnant, don’t only wait for ovulation and go all the way at other times of the month. Because the more you have sex, the more you have the chances of getting pregnant quickly.
4. Use positions to your favor
While sex position itself may not have much effect on your pregnancy, you can always get a little help from gravity. Positions like doggy style, where your hips are placed higher, slightly tilting your belly can help the sperm directly attack your egg with the help of gravity and nearness to the egg.
Also, make sure you lay down for ten to fifteen minutes and give some time for the sperms to find their mark before you start walking or showering.
5. Cool down the sperms
It is something your partner can do for the conception. When you schedule intercourse, ensure that there’s nothing hot in your partner’s genital area. To make this happen, the man should avoid using hot showers, hot tubs, putting hot laptops on his lap, riding bikes and bicycles, or anything to keep your man’s genital area from warming.
Furthermore, abstaining from sex or masturbation for three to four days before your big night can also help ensure sperm quantity to maximize the chance of conception.
6. Take good care of your sound sleep
Sometimes, the couple can forget to schedule their good night’s sleep while getting extra busy at night, hoping to get pregnant faster. On the contrary, conception needs a full body and mind rest. So, don’t compromise your sleep and have sex at the right time, so your baby finds a way inside your belly faster.
7. Cut off smoking and alcohol
You already know that you need to cut off smoking and alcohol while pregnant so that these habits do not hamper your baby’s physical and mental growth. But the twist is that you should leave these bad habits even before you get pregnant and stop them from the moment you decide to conceive. Cutting cigarettes and alcohol can help the body have a better environment for conception.
Different studies have proved the better chances of conceiving for the first time when you leave these bad habits, and you’ll get pregnant within the first six months of trying, unlike the couple who drink and smoke.
8. Get a healthy schedule
When you decide to get pregnant and plan for your pregnancy, you have already promised to make your body better for a baby to reside in. So, prepare yourself well, do regular moderate exercises, drink plenty of water and keep your weight in check. Keeping BMI in between the range of 18.5 and 24.9 can be the best for conceiving.
The logic behind this is that when you have excess weight, there is a chance that you have “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome,” which can result in hormonal imbalances resulting in miscarriages and affected fertility. So, better take good care of your weight and BMI so you can get pregnant quickly.
Although the long wait for your pregnancy, even after you are ready, can be excruciatingly stressful, you need to de-stress yourself to make a favorable environment for conception.
Try meditating and stretching regularly to make you feel fresh and rejuvenated to carry out the process needed for conception.
10. Take help from your doctor
If you have carried out the above-mentioned tips, yet haven’t seen good results for six months or a year, get help from your gynecologist. They might prescribe some hormonal medicines or point out other ways for conceiving, which can help you in every possible way. So, always take your problems to your doctors when you decide on making a baby.
It does not even have to be the last option as your doctor can help you with different solutions, and getting their advice the first thing when you become ready can be very useful for you.
All of the above-mentioned tips help you get pregnant faster, and all of them serve their purposes. But conceiving in a natural way comes in varied ways to different women, which is why; you must let it run its own pace and be more patient towards the whole process.
Let us know how long it took you to conceive your baby in the comments below!
Dr. Mashiach has completed his MD at the Sackler School of Medicine, TAU; specialization in gynecology at the Lis Maternity and Women’s Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center; fellowship in Endoscopy at the Polyclinique de I’Hotel-Dieu, Universite d’Auvergne, Clermont, France.
He is a Senior Physician, Director of the Department of Gynecology, which provides routine and preventative care services to its patients and a full range of gynecological surgical procedures for adequately managing its patients with benign gynecologic disorders.
He offers advanced care in all gynecological subspecialties such as Urogynecology, Colposcopy, Fetal Loss Clinic, and Post Menopausal Clinic.