Trying for a baby?
Improve your chances of pregnancy
Trying to get pregnant naturally isn’t always easy. If you think that it will happen as soon as you ditch that diaphragm or chuck those condoms, then you may be in for a surprise. If you’re just starting to try for a baby, there are a number of things you can do to help with fertility.
You probably already know when to try to conceive – during your ‘fertile window’ – that 6-day period ending on the day of ovulation. If you don’t know when you ovulate, you can determine it by keeping track of your body temperature. If you have an average 28-day menstrual cycle, monitor your body temperature about 14 days after you start your period. A rise in body temperature of half a degree is indicative of your ovulation date.
It is important to have a healthy body when you are ready to have a baby. There’s no point looking after a little one if you can’t look after yourself. It’s vital to have a balanced diet and to cut out those naughty but nice vices – moderation is key. Decreasing intakes of coffee, sugar, alcohol and cigarettes can improve your chances of getting pregnant.
A healthy diet is as important for the man as it is for the woman when trying to get pregnant. A man’s sperm may take months to develop before ejaculation and therefore a toxin-free lifestyle is essential. With a healthy and well-balanced diet, not only can you increase your chances of getting pregnant, there’s also the added benefit of better health.
Stress can also have an impact on a couple’s relationship and affect fertility. Look for ways to reduce stress in your life. Most of all, try to create an environment where both of you are relaxed and comfortable, so that sex is always fun and never a chore.
Relax and go with the flow
No one enjoys enforced entertainment. Scheduling intercourse around ovulation can be psychologically stressful and put a strain on your relationship. The more relaxed both parties are, the higher chances of becoming pregnant.
There is, of course, another way of ensuring you hit those patterns regularly: have more sex more often! Intercourse every 1–2 days yields the highest pregnancy rates compared with less frequent intercourse (2–3 times per week).1
1Optimizing Natural Fertility. Fertil Steril 2008;90:S1-6
A conceivable solution
Having sex ‘on demand’ can take the fun out of it, which may lead to vaginal dryness. Most vaginal lubricants have been found to inhibit the conception process or have no positive effect at all.
Conceive Plus® is different. Sperm-friendly, non-irritant with a balanced pH range, Conceive Plus® actively promotes egg fertilisation and increases your chances of getting pregnant. Try it today and see the results for yourself.