Getting pregnant and having a baby is mother nature's process of ensuring the existence of all mammals. Unfortunately, some of us suffer from decreased fertility which can dramatically reduce the chances of conceiving and giving birth to a healthy baby. Although there is now a lot of development work put into scientific methods and techniques to help you get past these hurdles, many still believe that using natural methods to get pregnant is always better and healthier for your body. It's not within the scope of this article to discuss the ethics and the pros/cons of natural and unnatural ways to increase fertility, we completely understand why some women may not want to take chemicals and drugs in order to have a baby, when there is plenty of less intrusive methods to get pregnant.
We've listed a few tips and tricks you can use to increase the chance of becoming pregnant. We've tried to avoid the common ones, like eating healthy and exercising regularly, as they're in every single other list and you're probably sick of reading the same information time and time again. Without further ado, here's out top (lesser known) methods to get pregnant naturally.
How To Get Pregnant Naturally
Enjoy That Sunshine
Sunshine is good for everyone. It gives you the vitamin D that will help you stay happy and more energetic during the day. Someone who has a deficiency in vitamin D may be more prone to suffer from disorders such as depression, bone pain and muscle weakness which is bad for normal people, but can be devastating to pregnant women. A little known fact is that vitamin D helps to increase to production of two female hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. Both of these play a part in keeping your periods and your cycles regulated, which in turn will potentially boost your chances of conceiving a baby.
Vitamin D isn't present in many foods, which is why the majority of it is produced through exposing your skin to the sun. If you do find yourself with a vitamin D deficiency, you can try to take some vitamin D supplements, and also try to spend as much time outside as possible.
Try Out Acupuncture
Of all the Chinese medicine methods available, the most widely accepted in the western world is acupuncture. Needles in your body on specific pressure points can help treat a range of illnesses, help with pain relief and also help with improving your fertility. If you haven't tried it out or even considered it, it's worth looking more in depth into the process, the costs involved and the effectiveness of the procedure. It may or may not work for you, but it should be a relatively painless, cheap and non-intrusive way of improving your baby conception chances.
While acupuncture has been used by a lot of women to help them conceive a baby, it doesn't come without risks. Please make sure you thoroughly research this method, and also make sure you only proceed with a qualified and well recommended practitioner. Someone who doesn't know what they are doing could easily do more harm than good.
Some of you may be used to popping a couple of painkillers every now and then to deal with period pains, headaches and other painful things. While the doctor doesn't specifically tell you to cut down on your painkillers intake, it's been proven that these pills can actually have an affect on your hormones which in turn, could indirectly hinder your chances of getting pregnant. Whether you believe it or not, it's worth just getting rid of all the painkiller in your house for the 2 or 3 months you're trying to have a baby. At the end of the day, there are plenty of more natural, and sometimes more effective ways of dealing with pain.
Stay Well Hydrated
Being hydrated is important when you're not trying to be pregnant, but even more so when you are. Water keeps all your vital organs functioning well, allowing your body to get rid of all the waste compounds that it produces during all the metabolic processes. The same can be said about your reproductive organs. Staying well hydrated will keep these particular organs running smoothly and in turn, you'll be less at risk of suffering from potentially fertility hindering problems such as infrequent periods, or random cycle times.
A lot of aspiring mothers take special pregnancy multi vitamins to try and stay on top of all their vitamins and minerals, making sure their hormone production is well balanced. If you want to truly stay away from supplements and drugs, then you can actually get all of these vitamins from various foods. One of the main compounds in pregnancy specific multi vitamins is omega 3. The majority of people actually don't get enough omega 3, even though it's crucial for regulating and producing the hormones you need to conceive and reduce the risk of having a miscarriage later on.
You can get omega 3 from oily fishes, such as salmon, and linseed. Both of these are rich in the compound so next time you're at the super market or fish mongers, make sure you stock up on them.
The last tip we can give you should really go without saying, but you won't get pregnant without having sex. And your chances of getting pregnant increase with the amount of sex you have. It's important to know when your window of opportunity is for getting pregnant during your cycle, but it's also important that you don't limit the amount of sex you have solely based on your cycle. Making love as much as you can, building up to day 17 will give you as much chance as possible of conceiving. If you have the time and the libido for it, we'd recommend having frequent sex all through the month to make sure your relationship with your partner stays healthy, and also to make sure having sex is still fun rather than just another chore you have to do once a month.
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Great weekly tips to keep you healthy and fit
Great weekly tips to keep you healthy and fit