Conceiving 30 tips

Conceiving 30 tips
  1. If you want to use a lubricant then use PreSeed. When you are dry the sperm have less chance of swimming up, PreSeed provides a comfortable environment for the sperms to swim through.
  2. Eat green leafy vegetables with plenty of folic acid, and think about taking a pregnancy supplement available from the pharmacy.
  3. Try to have an orgasm, as this can pull the sperm up higher.
  4. Make an appointment with your GP if your cycle is irregular, he can help get to the bottom of it.
  5. Make an appointment with your general practitioner if you ovulate very late in your cycle. The period between ovulation and subsequent menstruation varies from 10 to 16 days, with 10 being too short.
  6. Doggy style, missionary position (female below, on her back) and spoons are good positions for getting pregnant. 
  7. Pumpkin seeds contain zinc and can improve the sperm production of the man.
  8. Stay for a minute or 10 in bed after sex. Do not go to the toilet directly.
  9. Lose weight if you're overweight. Obesity can disrupt hormonal functions with possible ovulation problems as a result. High body weight can also provide a higher insulin level, which in turn causes overproduction of male hormones and interrupt ovum release.
  10. Put weight on if you're underweight. Women with a BMI between the 20 and 30 fall pregnant most easily.
  11. Get to know your cycle. Just before ovulation you are the most fertile. Use temperature charts here on or use ovulation tests from day 11/12 of your cycle.
  12. Some conditions and birth problems can be hereditary. Please inform your GP if one occurs in your family.
  13. If you do not want stress of ovulation tests, try to remember the day.
  14. Having sex every day, or 3 times a week, increases sperm quality. If the man ejactulates too often, there is less sperm in the semen. However, too long 'saving' is not good for the quality of the sperm cells. Also not good for sperm quality is a shortage of vitamin A, C or Zinc, or long hot baths.
  15. De-stress. For example, make sure your home is in order and don't do stressful things. Go to your doctor if you are stressed because you are having trouble conceiving.
  16. Depressed women have more difficulty getting pregnant. Go to your doctor if you show signs of depression.
  17. Men should not wear tight or too hot underpants. Hot baths are also advised against.
  18. Stop smoking, drugs, and drinking. All these things reduce the risk of pregnancy.
  19. Ask your GP for a list of necessary vaccinations for pregnant women.
  20. Switch to decaf coffee and drink less coke and other caffeine-containing beverages.
  21. Make sure your vagina is sperm-friendly. Don't use of perfumed tampons, vaginal sprays, spermicidal lubricants and douches.
  22. In the morning, semen has more sperm cells.
  23. Have fun with sex.
  24. If you're a vegetarian, it's better to avoid too many soy products.
  25. Some women may have ovulation problems if they exercise too much (for example an hour every day).
  26. Not pregnant after a year? Then go to your GP
  27. Some doctors recommend that you see a doctor after six months if you are 35 or older (instead of after a year for younger women).
  28. Do not use Ibuprofen as an analgesic, Ibuprofen may disrupt the hormone balance, which causes a fertilized egg to not adhere to the uterine wall. Use paracetamol instead.
  29. Check your cervical mucus. The best time to get pregnant is when the mucus looks smooth, elastic and clear. Compare it with raw egg white. The role of this smooth slime is to ensure that the sperm has enough protection and speed on its way to the egg.
  30. Full fat milk and ice cream is better for women who want to become pregnant than a diet with skim milk and no fat yogurt. On a lean diet, the risk of infertility seems to increase.

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