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If you are having trouble getting pregnant, or if you simply want to make sure that you do everything in your power to get it right, the following five ways to help get you pregnant will give you a great starting point.
Getting pregnant can take up to a year or more for normal, healthy women and you should not worry if you are having no results after trying for a few months.
There are, however, several things that you could be doing to improve your chances of conceiving.
Tips to improve your chances of getting pregnant
The following tips are sure fire ways to improve your chances of conceiving. You should stick to these tips and guidelines if you have had trouble conceiving or if you are worried about your chances.
Not only will these tips help you to conceive, they will also make sure that you give birth to a healthy, happy baby and that the birth process and period afterwards are easier and smooth for both you and your new baby.
Tip number one: stop stressing
This tip is incredibly important.
Stress is the number one factor that holds women back from falling pregnant and it can also lead to difficulties in the pregnancy, the birthing process and many other problems.
Do some calming exercises regularly to ensure that you do not become overstressed.
Deep breathing, where you take in the air through your nose, fill your lungs until your abdomen stretches and then exhale slowly through your mouth, is proven to relax individuals.
Do this regularly, and try to keep as distracted as possible. Keep busy and make sure you spend time with family and friends doing things that you enjoy to take your mind off of the situation.
Tip number two: stay away from alcohol and tobacco
Alcohol and tobacco will seriously decrease your chances of conceiving. Your body will usually only allow you to fall pregnant if it is healthy and if there are no negative influences and serious problems.
If you are a smoker it is important that you stop smoking before you start trying for a baby. It may even be a bad idea to be inhale second hand smoke, so avoid places where this could happen.
Limit your drinking to a small glass of wine only very rarely and cut it out completely if you can.
Tip number three: make sure you are healthy in general
As stated above, your body will only let you reproduce when it is healthy and when there are no problems.
Make sure that you are as healthy as possible by getting regular exercise and by eating the right foods.
This does not mean starving yourself, but it does mean cutting down on refined carbohydrates, refined sugars, saturated fats and caffeine.
It is a good idea to visit your doctor or a dietician or nutritionist to find out what foods are right for you and what foods you should be avoiding completely.
Remember that each of us is very different and each of us has individual needs when it comes to nutrition.
What worked for your best friend may not work for you. If you do not want to visit an expert, try slowly cutting down on the bad foods and seeing the effect on your body. Try different things in different combinations and take note of how you feel and how you look.
Tip number four: if you were on the pill, give yourself several months after stopping before you expect results
The pill can affect your chances of conceiving long after you stop taking it. Give yourself a good few months after stopping the pill before you begin expecting to see results.
Tip number five: see your doctor regularly
It is very important that you visit your doctor when you decide to try to get pregnant and regularly thereafter.
Your doctor will know if there is cause for concern and what can be done about it.