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Trying to get pregnant? Here are some tips

By Esther Muchene | 4 months ago | 3 min read

 If you are trying to get pregnant, do not worry, all is not lost (Photo: Courtesy)

For so many women all over the world, carrying the honor of being called a mother is a dream come true.

That however is not the case for every woman in this modern times. For whatever reasons, some women have opted out of having children. But the longing for beautiful healthy babies is still something that many hope for.

Traditionally, it was assumed that getting pregnant is as easy as just having sex and voila a bun would start baking in the oven.

But how times have changed!

Right now, people are starting to see that it’s not always a simple process and that there are many steps you can take not only to increase your chances of getting pregnant but also carrying the pregnancy full term.

If you’re trying or looking into getting kids soon, here are some important tips you need to know:

  • You have to maintain a healthy weight

The concept of body positivity has definitely helped people accept themselves and others for who they are. But a hidden disadvantage of promoting unhealthy living comes in when you’re trying to get pregnant and you are at an unhealthy weight.

Being overweight or obese has been proven to create challenges with fertility especially because of the hormonal shifts that happen internally.

Similarly, being underweight also makes it harder to conceive.

It’s important to weigh yourself often and maintain a healthy weight for your height if you’re planning to have kids.

 Always have sex right before ovulation starts for best results (Photo: Courtesy)
  • Track your cycles

Knowing when you’re ovulating is one of the best opportunity and window you can take advantage of to quickly conceive.

You have access to apps as well as tracking kits that can help you know when is the best time to have sex and try for a baby.

You should have sex often especially right before ovulation starts for best results.

  • Eat the right foods

Along with maintaining a healthy weight, you should eat the right foods specifically those that can boost your fertility.

This is a measure that you and your man need to take because it prepares your bodies for a smother process. Keep foods high in trans fats at a minimum and fill your plates with fresh organic fruits and vegetables.

It is also advisable to focus on consuming whole milk products rather than low fat dairy choices and swap red meat as your protein source for better options like fish and chicken.

 Before conceiving see a specialist for proper preconception care and attention (Photo: Courtesy)
  • Go for preconception checkups

Start booking appointments for checkups even before you start the process of conceiving. So many couples experience complications that could have been avoided if they got proper preconception care and attention.

This is essential because you need to get checked to ensure that there are no conditions that could put you at risk. You also need to understand what your chances of getting pregnant are depending on factors like age.

  • Don’t overindulge in drinking and smoking

Excessive drinking and smoking have shown to cause fertility problems. It’s not only a risk for women because this has been linked to low sperm count in men too.

In case you need help with cigarette or marijuana or alcohol addiction, reach out for help so that you don’t end up experiencing serious complications even while you’re pregnant.

And if you’re not addicted, you can still decide to completely quit as you aim to start your pregnancy journey.

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