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Tips For Getting Pregnant

Women today have so many options when it comes to getting pregnant. Do’s and Don’ts can consume a woman’s world, but if you asked her she’d tell you it’s all worth it. Everything from supplements to weight control, from timing sex around her cycles to changing her diet can increase her chances of conceiving.

Timing

Timing plays an important role when you trying to conceive, so it’s very important for a woman to track her cycles in order to time it right. Just prior to ovulation and on the day of ovulation are the best times to have sex.

Diet and Weight

Believe it or not, being underweight or overweight can significantly decrease your chances of conception due to a hormonal balance. Diet and exercise keep your body and its cycles on track. Besides that, ovulation cannot take place when your menstrual cycle is out of whack. Decreasing stress and having a positive attitude don’t hurt either, since your hormonal balance closely follows your mental and emotional balances.

Supplements

Certain supplements like Omega-3, folic acids, and prenatals can help increase a woman’s fertility.

Vitamin B and folic acid are proven to reduce the incidence of birth defects, and more people are now learning that Omega-3 fatty acids are also strongly beneficial during pregnancy, helping the development of the baby’s eyes and brain. It’s recommended that you take no less than 400 mcgs of folic acid regularly. Talk to your doctor more about supplements that can help your situation.

Vitamin D is especially important for preventing preeclampsia, birth defects and premature birth. Most prenatal vitamins contain only 400 IU of vitamin D per dosage, but recent studies indicate that a pregnant woman should be getting 4,000 IU of vitamin D each day.

[Page updated March 2016]