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Conceptionmoon: Going for holiday to conceive

By - Hannah Chira | August 25th 2012

Some couples are unable to conceive not because they are infertile, but because of stress, writes Hannah Chira

There may be some truth in the mythical belief that couples going on honeymoon without contraception easily end up with a honeymoon baby.

It is also believed that taking a break from work and daily routine to go on a holiday to conceive makes conception easier. Most couples are aware that getting pregnant often takes more than one magical night.?

For some, it’s instantaneous, and for others not, hence explaining the up-to-a-year or longer wait for many couples.?

Stress is one great factor that hinders conception. We face this from time to time and hence the reason why conceptionmoon sounds like one such great idea.?

A conceptionmoon is a break you and your partner dedicate to allow you to get pregnant. The idea is to relax, rekindle the fire in your relationship and make conception special.?

Considering that stress may inhibit conception, conceptionmoons will serve you best by relaxing you and your partner, and reminding you why you fell in love in the first place.?

According to experts, stress usually affects a gland in your brain known as the hypothalamus, which regulates hormone production.?

This gland is tasked with controlling the hormones required to release your eggs and is also responsible for regulating testosterone levels in your partner.?

Additionally, stress depletes the mood and interest in having sex. Remember having sex less frequently is not going to help your chances of conceiving.?

Relaxed environment

Stress also wreaks havoc to your menstrual cycle, stopping ovulation or delaying it altogether.

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To make the best of your conceptionmoon, first consider what makes you completely relaxed. Do you prefer the beach or the countryside?

You don’t have to go far or puncture holes in your pocket, as all’s required is to ensure the environment you choose will help you unwind. After this, fish out the calendar and plan a break when you’re likely to be most fertile.?

Be on the lookout for the natural signs of ovulation or pinpoint it exactly, using tests or charts.?

Most importantly, put those baby-making sexual positions to the test in the days before and during ovulation to boost your chances.?

While on the conceiving vacation, ensure you leave your stress behind. You could also ditch the mobile phone, but if you cannot afford to, switch it on only at certain times.?

Finally, relax. Catch up on sleep, eat good food and enjoy each other, in and out of bed.?

Basically, do whatever helps you to take a deep breath and get some peace.

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