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    How to conceive - Things to remember when you are thinking how to conceive

    • 4.8   (5 Votes)
    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MS, MBBS on 29 May 2019 - Written by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MS, MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Sailaja Vuppu - MBBS, CCT, MRCOG

    If you are finding out ways on how to conceive successfully, then you are at the right place. Some of the tips to remember include taking proper supplements, perform regular sex, take a break from the daily stress, stop drinking and smoking, and reach your normal weight. You can start eating sperm booster foods.

    Whether a female has wanted a baby since she can remember or she only decided last week that the time is right and not knowing how long it will take her to conceive can seriously try her patience. She may have spent most of her sex life trying to avoid having a baby, but now she has ditched the condoms and come off the Pill and silently her mind questions that how to get pregnant or is getting pregnant right for me? but getting pregnant may not happen as quickly as she expects. This is what she needs to remember when trying to getting pregnant of conceiving. (1)

    1. Take Proper Supplements:

    It's a good idea to cut out processed foods, (2) but don't be tempted to ditch whole food groups or replace meals with juices if you are thinking of getting pregnant and to carry the healthy pregnancy. And go for foods that are high in antioxidants, omega 3 oils, and protein. Still thinking, how to get pregnant(1)

    How to get pregnant, Getting Pregnant

    2. Enjoy Sex Life:

    Every two or three days are ideal, as too much ejaculation or prolonged abstinence both have adverse effects on sperm quality and quantity. You should keep a track of ovulation period to conceive fast. (3)

    3. Put down the bottle opener:

    One study found that women who drink five or fewer units of alcohol per week were twice as likely to conceive within six months as those drinking ten units or more. If you are thinking that how to get pregnant then firstly, cut down on your drinking habits and track your ovulation correctly. (4)

    4. Think about him:

    Remember it's not just about the woman. You are in this together and her partner needs to feel relaxed and happy too. Performance anxiety is not conducive to baby-making. Getting pregnant is equal happiness. With this, you should get to know the pregnancy tips and keep a check with ovulation and most fertile days. 

    How to Get Pregnant, Getting Pregnant

    5. Regular Sex:

    The best time to conceive is one or two days before she ovulates, which can seem like a tricky task to time. But she doesn't need to have sex every day – sperm can survive for up to seven days in her body, so every couple of days is fine. Work out when she is ovulating, and so most fertile, with our ovulation calculator. (5)

    6. Sperm-Boosters:

    She is probably staying healthy, but she can also make a difference to her chances of conception if her partner keeps his sperm healthy. That means a balanced diet, no smoking, cutting down on alcohol (which affects his testosterone levels) and maintaining a healthy weight. (6)

    7. Baby making break:

    If a couple has been trying for a while and it’s all getting too stressful, take a break. Go on some dates or a weekend away and reboot the romance. How to get pregnant is a stressful thought but if it is stressing you too much then take a break and chill but don't forget to track your ovulation from time to time. 

    Getting Pregnant, Ovulation

    8. Stop Smoking:

    If she can’t stop, then cut right down. If a woman smokes more than 3 cigarettes a are more likely to face complications while conceiving than non-smokers. If you are thinking about how to get pregnant then immediately cut off your smoking habit and read some pregnancy tips that can help you with getting pregnant. (7)

    9. Forget the Kama Sutra:

    When it comes to sex positions, the missionary with a slightly tilted pelvis (i.e. a cushion under your bottom) can help.(8)

    10. Get Weight Ready:

    If she needs to reduce her weight, do this before starting to try for a baby. Being over or underweight can both have a negative impact on fertility, but if she loses too much weight too quickly while she is TTC, her body thinks it isn't the optimum time to conceive. (9)

    Dr. Deepika Tiwari

    Written by

    MS, MBBS

    Dr. Deepika Tiwari is a talented Gynecologist, Obstetrician and Infertility Specialist based in Sector 54, Gurgaon. She has over a year of experience and has helped thousands of women go through pregnancy without any complications.
    Dr. Deepika Tiwari is an expert obstetrician with specialization in Normal Vaginal Delivery (NVD), Woman Health-check, Gynae Problems, Infertility Evaluation/Treatment, Pap Smear and Laparoscopic Surgery (Obs & Gyn).
    She attained degrees in MBBS and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai, and passed out with top ranking results. She excelled in her academics and went on to train in many reputed hospitals and institutions.
    She is a very passionate doctor, exhibits a high degree of professionalism, and work ethics. Dr. Deepika Tiwari is among the best Gynecologists in the city and is widely respected and trusted by her patients, and colleagues alike. She is a proud member of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and an Active Participant In Regional and National Obstetric & Gynecology Conferences and Workshops.
    Dr. Deepika follows the best practice guidelines as per international protocols of Gynecologists & Obstetricians. She is best known for her dedication to patient care and promoting normal delivery. Presently, Dr. Deepika Tiwari is practicing her expertise at HCL Healthcare Clinic, Sector 54, Gurgaon and Cloudnine Clinic, Sector 56, Gurgaon.
    HCL Healthcare Clinic is one of the most visited multi-specialty clinic situated in Gurgaon. This Clinic is set-up in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, therefore, meet all the medical standards.
    The centers focus on the vision to deliver the highest standard of healthcare and which is why it is one of the best infertility clinics in Gurgaon. By gaining years of experience, they are offering unparalleled treatment to patients from all around the world. The dream of having a baby is made possible in this clinic as they offer an array of services like Micro Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).






    I am also taking folic acid as per my doctor's suggestion. She said it helps in conceiving and getting the proper nutrition.

    Aug. 31, 2017, 4:37 p.m. 4.5



    I'm taking folic acid for 3 months. Will this help me?

    Aug. 29, 2017, 12:16 p.m. 5.0


    Usha Reddy

    Linseeds works very well in reducing weight. It's very easy to conceive with normal weight. If your weight is too high or low, it can result in problems in conceiving.

    Aug. 21, 2017, 5:46 p.m. 5.0


    Shrabani Saha

    Spinach and kale are good sources of iron and help in getting pregnant as they regulate the periods and boost fertility.

    Aug. 21, 2017, 5:45 p.m. 4.5


    Kanu Priya

    Managing stress level is one of the most important pregnancy tips. Stress can imbalance hormones and dysfunction ovulation. It should be avoided.

    Aug. 21, 2017, 5:26 p.m. 5.0

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