How to Increase your chances of getting pregnant

Getting pregnant for some couple is just easy; but for others it takes time and even medical help. Those facing difficulties in getting pregnant should not be alarmed because their problem is not unique to them. One out of six couples experiences fertility problems. Those trying to get pregnant can find some ideas here to increase their chances. There are certain things you and your partner can do to boost your chances of getting pregnant.

Regular Sex
Having regular sex is the one most important thing to do if you want to get pregnant. This though is mostly ignored by couples. People could say they have been trying to get pregnant for six years while in actual fact, because they have not been having regular sex, it can not be the six years. The solution to this is to have sex around the time of ovulation – around 14 days into the menstrual cycle.

Sexual Position
A lot of people believe that the position in which you have sex doesn’t affect pregnancy. Toni Weschler a public health specialist thinks otherwise. To her, avoiding positions that spill semen after sex is one way of increasing your chances of getting pregnant. To ensure that the sperm gets the chance to swim up the cervix, you must put a pillow under you hip for about 20 minutes so that the cervix is inundated with semen.

Get your body ready
Fertility experts believe that being over or under weight affect the chances of getting pregnant. This is because you body weight affects the regularity of your period and also inhibit ovulation. You must maintain an optimum weight to increase the chances of getting pregnant. Exercise can help you do this.

Stop alcohol, stop smoking
Research has revealed that women who drink less than 5 units of alcohol a week are twice likely to get pregnant within six months than women who drink ten or more units. A unit of alcohol is about five small glasses of wine. The nutrients that help fertility are destroyed by smoking. Some of these are vitamin C, selenium and zinc. Smoking increases the amount of toxic substances in your body. These toxins negatively affect pregnancy.
Drugs like ibuprofen, Roaccutane, certain antibiotics and antihistamines can have effects on getting pregnant.

Folic acid
Taking folic acid supplements three months before trying to get pregnant will reduce the risk of neural baby defects.