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Step by Step Guide - How to Get Pregnant Fast

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If you are thinking that how to get pregnant fast, then these 4 steps will help you to get pregnant fast. Stop usage of birth control when your fertility period arrives. Track ovulation with cervical mucus, BBT, and cervical position. A couple needs to plan sex well in advance and start a healthy lifestyle.

You may be among those couples, who might be trying to have a baby for some time now. If yes, then we bring you the perfect steps you can follow to conceive fast. It’s important to understand that all couples are different and need different approach when dealing with their fertility issues. The moment you decide to have a baby, you start searching for the ways to get the good news at the earliest. However only having unprotected sex does not work every time and one needs to focus on important factors around it. No matter if you have already tried couple of times or a new bee, we bring you step-by-step guide of how to become pregnant faster, which is based on years of academic and medical research

Step 1- Put a stop to your Birth Control ahead of time

It is pretty obvious that you need to stop using birth control methods especially the pill when you are planning for a baby. However, it is not a stop and go affair and a woman needs some amount of time to return to her fertility after putting off birth control. But again, this is not true in the case of barrier birth control methods such as condoms, non-hormonal IUD (Intrauterine Device) etc. With hormonal methods such as birth control pills, hormonal IUDs, Birth Control Implants etc., the problem with conceiving as soon you are off them is a bit tougher.  This is due to the fact that during birth control usage, a woman’s body sees a lot of hormonal surge, which needs to be adjusted once she is off that.

Birth Control

However, the issue with delayed conception with hormonal birth control methods is not true for all the category of birth control methods. If you are on contraceptives, you must know that they come under the category of combination and progestin methods. The good thing about progestin only methods such as Mirena IUD or Mini pills is that you may still ovulate even with these methods on. However, with combined methods such as Nexplanon or Nuvaring, you may face issues with menstrual periods even after you are off to these methods.

Step 2- Track your Ovulation

Knowing what is ovulation and how it is one of the key factors to get pregnant fast is one of the most important things when you are trying for a baby. However tracking ovulation is a tricky task and needs a disciplined tracking. So, those who don’t understand how ovulation works, ovulation is a biological event, normally taking place every month where one of your ovaries releases one mature egg to the fallopian tube to get fertilized. If a healthy and motile sperm comes in contact with this mature egg, fertilization takes place and pregnancy happens. However, ignore the myths around ovulation that it occurs on the 14th day of your cycle or you can get pregnant after ovulation etc. Normally, every woman has different cycle and depending on her body, hormones and stability/variation in her menstruation cycles. Date of ovulation varies from woman to woman and it is almost impossible to conceive after ovulation phase is gone. However, knowing this won’t be sufficient and you got to learn how to track your ovulation. Tracking your ovulation needs a lot of vigilance from your side such as tracking your cervical mucus*, BBT (Basal Body Temperature)*, Cervix position* etc. Although these are natural methods they are as efficient as tracking ovulation through technical methods such as BBT thermometer, Ovulation Strips or Ovulation Calculator etc. Some Facts on Ovulation are as follows:

a- Cervical mucus*is your vaginal fluid/discharge. During Ovulation it is sticky, transparent and looks like raw egg white.

b- BBT (Basal Body Temperature)*is the lowest body temperature. When you are ovulating, your BBT is maximum and drops as soon as ovulation phase is over.

c- Cervix position*During Ovulation, your cervix will be soft, high, open and wet.

d- Probability of ovulation is high during the first 3 days before ovulation, medium during the ovulation day and 4 days before ovulation and low after ovulation phase is over or 6-7 days before ovulation.

Step 3- Plan your sex ahead

It may sound weird, but planning your intimate time ahead is one of the key factors in how to get pregnant fast. Plan your sex time for ovulation. We understand that when you are planning for a baby, there is much incentive to hit the bedroom all the time. However, don’t over-consume your partner’s sperm. Because if your partner does not have enough sperm or low sperm count, over consuming will let his old sperm flow which might not be very efficient. Most importantly, hitting the bed during fertile period is very important. Normally 30% couples at the peak of their fertility have the chance to get pregnant during their first year only.

Plan your sex

However, if you are ageing (i.e. 35+), you might not have chances to conceive fast even if you plan ahead with sex during ovulation period. In such cases, it is always suggested to go for an AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone Test), Sperm Count Analysis, Sperm Morphology Test, Complete Pelvic Examination etc.

Step 4- Eat healthy and keep track of your lifestyle

Worshipping your body internally is the key to have a balanced life and answer to how to get pregnant fast. Planning your pregnancy ahead is the best thing to do and you need to stock up your body with essential vitamins and minerals from a long time before. Also good dietary habits work well for the hormones to regulate on time and helping you to get pregnant faster.

Eat healthy

Some of the health tips which we have outlined for you to get pregnant fast are-

a- Visit your Doctor/Medical Professional regularly

b- Exercise is the key. However, too much of gymming session might not be very effective.

c- Cut back on Caffeine and Nicotine.

d- Avoid processed and junk food.

e- Eat green vegetables, pulpy fruits enriched with Vitamins.

f- Start your prenatal vitamins

 

Hope, this article has helped you to understand how to get pregnant faster. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

Dr. Chitwan Dubey

About The Author

Obstetrician, Gynecologist Dr. Chitwan Dubey
Mumbai

Dr. Chitwan Dubey is a leading Obstetrician and IUI Expert currently working at SevenHills Hospital in Andheri, East Mumbai. She has been practicing in the same field for over a decade and her areas of expertise are Endometriosis, Ectopic Pregnancies, Fibroids, Total Lap Hysterectomies, and Fertility Enhancing Diagnostic etc. She completed MBBS from Rant's Medical College in 2004 followed by MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Mumbai University in 2006. Dr. Chitwan Dubey is an honoured member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). For contact details of Dr. Chitwan Dubey visit elawoman.com

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Tina Mehta

This is a topic I have been wondering about and you covered everything very thoroughly. One question though, how to track my fertility day, I am irregular!

Oct. 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m. 4.5

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Sammi Khanna

I am an alcoholic and can't stay without it. Is it possible, if I leave alcohol after being pregnant? or it will affect my child.

Oct. 9, 2018, 11:39 p.m. 4.5

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Aaradhya Lalit

Very detailed information and it was easy to read. Thanks for sharing.

Oct. 6, 2018, 1:36 a.m. 4.5

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Dhristi Dhami

I was trying to get pregnant but never followed these points. Hope these read will help me to conceive.

Aug. 31, 2018, 3:12 p.m. 5.0

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Koel Kansal

Great overview of this topic! Being pregnant seems like an easy task, but there are so many components that go into it. You did a great job covering them in detail.

Aug. 15, 2018, 2:34 p.m. 4.5

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Diamond💎

Hi, I'm 32 and I'm trying to get pregnant. Some people say don't stress so hard, but that is easier said than done. I am soon to be wife and I just want the baby now.

May 5, 2018, 9:25 p.m. 5.0

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ayesha

I got my periods late for 1 month, now I am on medication and the doctor has told me to try for pregnancy. I got my LMP on 21 now I don't know when is my ovulation day?

April 29, 2018, 4:37 p.m. 4.5

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MariRose

I'm of the view that before trying to get pregnant one should go through all the information provided in such articles to add momentum to the process of becoming pregnant.

April 25, 2018, 4:45 p.m. 5.0

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Pavithra Noel

Planning sex makes it so mechanical isn't it? I have been tracking my physical signs thoroughly though. Had been looking for something similar to know how to get pregnant.

April 24, 2018, 9:46 p.m. 4.5

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aish

Last month I got my IVF treatment failed which was so disappointing for me. I'm quite worried about it. I wish next month I get the good news. Is that possible next month to conceive after the IVF failure? Please reply me.

April 19, 2018, 5:09 p.m. 5.0

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aish

Can I do sex today for getting pregnant? My cycle day is 14 today and 21 date is the best day for conceiving.

April 19, 2018, 5:05 p.m. 4.5

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Omario Becky

Hello, Dr. Please help me. I've never used any contraceptives and I've been in a relationship for 2 years now without any sign of pregnancy though I'm finding it difficult to calculate my ovulation day. Please, I need your assistance. Thanks.

April 19, 2018, 1:33 a.m. 4.5

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Riza

Hi! I am 30 years and trying to get pregnant for more than a year already but my period is irregular. How can I track my ovulation?

April 18, 2018, 5:05 a.m. 4.5

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Katiekitty98

I had a miscarriage 4 months ago with my fiance and now he wants to start trying again but my family gynetics with pregnancy isn't the best. Everyone in my family had at least 3 or 4 miscarriages before carrying full term. What can I do to prevent a 4th miscarriage and a heart break?

April 17, 2018, 6:10 p.m. 4.5

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Linz

I had cancer at 22 and didn't get my period back until a couple of years ago. They told me I couldn't get pregnant but I did in September, but a baby didn't form, the sac and everything looked healthy but a baby never formed inside. I'm just scared with my age that it won't happen again. Anyone h...

April 15, 2018, 11:23 p.m. 4.5

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Linz

I'm 30 and got pregnant. Well everything was going okay my body made a sac for the baby to be in but no baby ever formed, so I basically had to have a miscarriage. I was just wondering if I slept with my partner one day before my best day is there a chance I could still get pregnant?

April 15, 2018, 11:21 p.m. 5.0

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Shaista Shahan

I am TTC for 8 months. My prolactin levels were 43 mg/ml two months back and from that time I am taking dopergin daily. Can I be pregnant in this cycle?

April 15, 2018, 5:24 p.m. 5.0

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Aish

I'm really worried at the moment because I don't know what's happening with me. Sometimes my periods come after 2 months and stay for long time. I'm trying to get pregnant but I don't know what shall I do. We do not use any protectional measure and everyone's waiting for me to get pregnant please...

April 12, 2018, 6:11 p.m. 4.5

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Maryam

Doctor, I had sex on my fertile window and a day after my ovulation. I waited an hour after sex before I went out but I felt some discharge what does it mean?

April 11, 2018, 7:31 p.m. 5.0

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Jp

Hi, I am trying to get pregnant and my period is regular but I can't get pregnant. I don't know what is the reason.

Feb. 2, 2018, 7:16 a.m. 5.0

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Leziel

I never used any contraceptives then now I am married for 7 years and I didn't get pregnant. I am 29 years old now. Please help me to get pregnant.

Jan. 26, 2018, 7:23 a.m. 5.0

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Estephanie Guerra

I'm trying to get pregnant, but I am irregular so I don't know when I ovulate.

Jan. 26, 2018, 6:53 a.m. 5.0

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Kendra Selmon

Hi! I stopped taking the depo shot 3 months before. What are my chances to get pregnant now?

Jan. 23, 2018, 9:30 a.m. 5.0

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Yedhu Krishnan

My wife is having low Hb count of 8 gms. Is it the reason of not getting pregnant? Please let me know.

Jan. 23, 2018, 8:48 a.m. 5.0

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