a couple, conceiving a child can be one of the easiest
or one of the hardest things to do. Many couples who
have not been able to conceive after even a year of
trying find that there is no specific reason for their
infertility. They may have difficulty conceiving because
of extenuating circumstances like fast lifestyles and
stress caused by work. Many turn to medical science but
many also use the holistic approach to try and get
pregnant; most times to complement medical procedures
like in-vitro fertilization, artificial insemination and
the use of donor eggs. Here are some tips on how to get pregnant
the menstrual cycle
need to know when they are ovulating and using
ovulation kits can help pin-point that phase in the
menstrual cycle. These kits predict this phase two
days before it actually begins, so the couple can set
aside time to try and conceive. Couples should have
sex every day during ovulation which lasts around 72
hours. It is important to remember that the egg starts
to disintegrate within 24 hours of being released.
Sperm lasts for about two-three days, giving the
couple a window of five fertile days per cycle to
way to track the cycle is for the woman to chart her
basal body temperature. Tracking this over three or
four months helps the woman find the days she is most
fertile. It also helps in detecting defects in the
luteal, or latter, phase of the cycle. This is when
implantation occurs and defects like a shorter than
normal luteal phase and low production of progesterone
will obstruct it.
in cervical mucus can help identify the fertile phase
of the menstrual cycle. Closer to ovulation the mucus
changes in texture and quantity. During the
non-fertile period, it will be creamy and sticky in
appearance while as ovulation draws near the flow
becomes heavier and takes on an elastic quality and
looks like the white of an egg.
health and exercise
is very important for couples — especially the woman —
to eat healthy, balanced meals rich in vitamins, iron,
antioxidants and folic acid when trying to conceive.
The diet should include lots of fresh fruit like
apples, oranges, plums and berries and green
vegetables like spinach, parsley and peppers. Drink
around three liters of water a day. Tea is a better
option than coffee or caffeine-based products like
supplements should be taken prior to (and during)
pregnancy. The woman should start taking folic acid at
least a month before even trying to conceive. Folic
acid helps reduce the chance of any birth defects.
Vitamin C helps in the growth of a strong placenta
that will protect the baby during pregnancy.
the man and the woman should maintain their ideal
weight by exercising for about half-an-hour, three to
four times a week. Walking and swimming are good ways
to do this, even post-pregnancy. For women especially,
being under-weight leads to low production of estrogen
which disrupts regular ovulation.
toxins and hazards
a couple, or even one partner, smokes they should stop
straight away — not once they find out they are
pregnant but as soon as they make the decision to
start trying to conceive. This goes for recreational
drugs and alcohol, too. Only medication prescribed by
the doctor should be consumed, prior to or during the
pregnancy. Avoid being around environmental hazards
like pesticides, radiation and lead. All this can
inhibit fertility and even trigger congenital defects
and diseases in the fetus.
stress and stay positive
and work are stressful; add to that the anxiety of
trying to conceive and it becomes a vicious circle.
Avoiding stress as much as possible raises the chances
of getting pregnant. Couples should not take medical
opinion as the final word. Doctors can be wrong so
never give up trying or staying positive and
Couples who follow the above-mentioned tips will boost their chances of conceiving quickly. However, mental, physical and spiritual health is important and many couples turn to the holistic way when trying to get pregnant fast. This approach aims at balancing the physical and mental aspects of the body and getting to the core of the problem rather than just treating the symptom. The holistic approach includes a change in diet and lifestyle, and includes the use of herbal medicine, acupuncture and yoga to balance the mind and body.