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16 Most Effective Ways to get Pregnant Fast - Increase Chances of Getting Pregnant

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 27 Apr 2018 - Written by Dr. Sheetal Pandey Tejwani - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

If you are trying to increase chances of getting pregnant, then you need to know how to get pregnant fast. You can use track menstrual cycle app, take supplements, maintain healthy body weight, stop birth control methods, get rid of smoking and drinking, and have sex during your fertile period.

When you start planning a baby, it is a big waiting game. Might be this can be a month when your pregnancy test turns out to be positive. So, it’s time to take care of certain things to ensure a healthy pregnancy and thus a healthy baby.Taking care of the body is the first step in optimizing the woman’s fertility.Although, it is obvious to track your menstrual cycle and follow the entire baby making tips and tricks from that picked pregnancy guide. There are some basic dos and don’ts, which will help you in conceiving.

Below are the tips for conceiving, assuming neither you nor your partner have any fertility problems.

1- Start tracking your menstrual cycle frequency

A woman should monitor whether her menstrual period starts on a fixed day every month or approximately falls on similar menstrual cycle days. On the contrary, her cycle may be not regular implying irregular cycle lengths every month. So, it is suggested to record this detail over a calendar to predict the ovulation i.e. the time when her ovaries will be releasing a mature egg every month.

2- Take supplements

Birth defects such as spina bifida can be avoided by taking prenatal supplements as recommended by your gynecologist. Start taking folic acid supplement 400 mcg (micrograms) daily at least two months before trying to conceive. It needs to be taken before conceiving for ensuring the healthy brain function of your baby. Always consult a doctor to get to know what all supplements are needed.

3- Maintain healthy body weight

Being overweight or underweight can minimize the chances of conceiving. Having too much body fat only produces estrogen in high quantity interfering with the ovulation process. So, shedding 5 to 10 percent of body weight before a woman tries to get pregnant can improve her fertility. Underweight women also experience irregular periods. They could have stopped ovulating being underweight.Ideal BMI should range from 20 to 25 for conception.

 Maintain healthy body weight
If you are overweight and trying to conceive, then read our article on: Trying to conceive while being overweight.

4- Stop Birth Control Methods

If you are planning a baby then it is advised to stop taking birth control methods a couple of months before. It will take some time for the body to see the natural menstrual cycle and help in tracking your ovulation. It will take some time for hormone levels to get back on track after ditching the pills (If you are using oral contraceptives).

5- Find your stress remedy

It is observed in various studies that high stress levels can delay the pregnancy ability of the woman. It can make your ovulation irregular or can interfere with the embryo’s ability to implant in the uterus. So, a woman must figure out their stress buster. It can be from singing to watching old dramas. Whatever those remedy is, if it is fruitful in cutting down the stress then it will surely help while you are a pregnant or new mommy.

6- Give up on alcohol and smoking

It is advised for a woman to avoid alcohol and smoking when trying to conceive. A woman should stop taking alcohol even when she stopped using birth control as these habits can create trouble in conceiving.Give up on alcohol and smoking

7- Discuss about vaccinations with doctor

After ensuring your vaccinations are according to schedule wait for a month and then try to conceive. The reason behind this is the risks involved when you try to get pregnant immediately after being vaccinated.

8- Enjoy sex every other day during fertile window

The fertile window is about six days interval and the five days before ovulation plus the ovulation day. These are the best days to conceive in a month when a woman is the most fertile. Women have started using new advanced technology tools like fertility tracking apps and websites. These help them to keep track when they are the most fertile and have high chances of conceiving.

Wondering about the frequency of sex during the fertile window. Read our article onHow often you should have sex while trying to conceive.

9- Don’t get disappointed

If you are unable to conceive in the first few months, then don’t worry. Around 93% of couples are able to conceive after trying for a year. So, don’t be obsessed with the idea from day 1 of the trial. Keep on trying on the best days. You can use fertility apps such as Ela to identify the best days to conceive.

10- Get a photoshoot done with your partner

Photoshoot helps in strong bonding between the couple. So, if you had whipped out your camera on honeymoon then it is time to take more pictures together now. You can also add pictures of your home and the place you met him first. You can capture everything that will remind you of moments before pregnancy. It will also become a memory for your child to know how you two were before his or her arrival.Photoshoot with your partner

11- Your partner go-ahead matters

Keep in mind; it is not all about you but about your partner as well. You are together in this and even he needs to feel relaxed and happy. So, don’t pressurize him. Performance anxiety is not helpful for baby making.

12- Talk to your Mother about pregnancy

It is helpful to take tips from your mother, aunts and grandmoms who have experienced this beautiful journey. You will get answers to your several queries once you approach the experienced squad. You can discuss the duration of pregnancy, what the complications are and how to take care of the baby after delivery. It is a smart way of brushing up the conceiving history of the family and collecting all the relevant information.

13- Take Sperm boosters

You must be staying healthy but there are high chances of conception if your partner keeps his sperm healthy. It means following a balanced diet, no smoking, minimizing the alcohol consumption plus maintaining a healthy weight.

14- Maintaining fitness regime with regular exercise

Being physically active helps woman’s body to prepare her for the demands of pregnancy and labor. But everything in excess can affect and interfere with the ovulation. Women who exercise heavily have menstrual disturbances.

15- Cut down the caffeine intake

Just relax! You don’t have to skip your morning cup of joy. But heavy consumption of caffeine is related to fertility problems. You must start avoiding coffee before trying to conceive. It has been revealed in a study that women who consumed more than an equivalent of one cup of coffee per day have half the chances of conception as compared to the women who drank less. And during pregnancy, don’t overdo it as caffeine interferes with the body’s ability to absorb iron. Also, excessive caffeine intake can cause dehydration. If consumed in high doses, it can also lead to miscarriage and preterm birth risk.

Certain foods increase the chances of conception. Read our article on Important food items that will help you conceive.

16- Rest is must

Stock up on your sleep ladies! It is hard and tough to get the decent sleep in the night during pregnancy as well as once the baby arrives. You might have some issues like getting up to pee, heartburn and also adjusting side snoozing, which will keep you turning and tossing on the bed. So, it is recommended to have a decent sleep, as it will also help in regularizing the ovulation.

These are the great tips to keep in mind while trying to conceive. It is advised to meet your doctor and get clarity on your health status. You can also discuss several tests that need to be performed and how to make pregnancy smooth.

It is natural to for a woman to have low fertility levels with aging. Know the natural ways to boost fertility when you are above thirty-five. You should also visit a gynecologist if you are not getting any positive results after trying for more than 6 months.

Dr. Sheetal Pandey Tejwani

Written by

Gynecologic Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr. Sheetal Pandey Tejwani is an Infertility Specialist, Gynecologic Surgeon and Obstetrician, located in Mumbai and having an experience of almost a decade. Her alma mater is B J MEDICAL COLLEGE in Pune from where she completed her MBBS and MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2007 and 2009, respectively. In the following year, she pursued her DNB in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine from Krishna IVF Vizag and Nadkarni IVF Centre, Surat in 2013. She is the member of 3 different associations i.e. Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), Indian Medical Association (IMA), and Association of Medical Consultants. Her area of expertise includes Tubectomy/Tubal Ligation, Hysterectomy (Abdominal/Vaginal), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Caesarean Section and In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). She is a consultant in Veda Fertility And Urology Care, Mira Road and is a visiting consultant in Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road, Mumbai. You can get the contact details of Dr. Sheetal Pandey Tejwani at


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Arpita Bansal

I am using olive oil to save myself from stretch marks. Is it safe or shall I use any other better option?

Oct. 8, 2018, 4:56 p.m. 4.5


Nita J Pradhan

What is the best age for a woman to get pregnant? Is pregnancy after a certain age dangerous!

Oct. 8, 2018, 1:51 p.m. 5.0


Reena Tanwar

I strongly agree with the tips and points shared. It's exactly what my mom used to say during my first born.

Aug. 16, 2018, 11:12 a.m. 4.5


Abey Rumani

Vaccination against rubella is the most important precaution to take before pregnancy. Consult your doctor for this vaccine.

Aug. 9, 2018, 12:28 a.m. 5.0


Heena Mathur

I am 32-year old I visited the doctor after 4 months of trying just to make sure everything is fine so gyne advised to do few tests and also said meanwhile take letrozole and Ovabless tablet for 5 days. Is it fine to take these medicine???

June 25, 2018, 12:55 a.m. 5.0


Ashima Kukreja

Knowledgeable article

May 31, 2018, 8:09 p.m. 5.0



I do butterfly yoga in the morning to loosen up my pelvic muscles. I have heard it helps in normal delivery. Let's see how much it helps me.

March 13, 2018, 7:11 p.m. 5.0



My TSH is 3.87 which is on border line and my doctor advised me medicine. Should I take or not?

March 8, 2018, 10:52 p.m. 4.5



Great tips, Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

Feb. 24, 2018, 12:43 a.m. 4.5

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