1. Have sex more often.
By having sex 3 times a week you have a better chance of not missing out on your fertile window. Most women do not know when they ovulate, so by having regular sex you are sure to fall pregnant very quickly.
2. Use Ovulation Predictor Kits.
Using an ovulation kit) to predict when you are ovulating will improve your chances of getting pregnant. Ovulation prediction kits work by reading LH surges prior to ovulation. They are relatively easy to use and are generally accurate for predicting ovulation.
3. Have sex before ovulation.
After ovulation a woman’s egg will survive for approximately 24 hours. A man’s sperm live up to three to five days, so having the sperm waiting in the fallopian tubes to meet the egg will increase your chances of falling pregnant.
4. Don’t rely on the calendar method to fall pregnant.
Having a 28 day cycle doesn’t necessarily mean that you will ovulate in day 14 of your cycle, some women ovulate earlier or later and by having sex in the middle of your cycle could mean that you miss out on your fertile window. By using Ovulation Predictor Kits and watching for other signs that you are about to ovulate will help you to better time your intercourse.
5. Don’t rely on fertility charting alone to predict ovulation.
I love Fertility Charting and I am an ardent advocate of the BBT thermometer, but by the time you can see your ovulation on your chart it is too late. Using ovulation predictor kits with your BBT charting is ideal, this way you’ll be able to predict your most fertile window with the ovulation kits and then check on your chart to see that you have timed things right. Fertility Charting is also very helpful in tracking your cycles, getting to know your other fertility signs and checking to see that you ovulate at the same time each month.
6. Go for a check-up.
It is very important to make sure that you are in good health before starting on your trying to conceive journey. Sexually transmitted diseases, untreated infection and poor health can affect your fertility. It’s also good to start taking prenatal vitamins including Folic Acid.
7. Change your lifestyle
Living a healthy lifestyle will dramatically increase your fertility, you should also stop smoking, stop using drugs and alcohol as these substances can cause severe abnormalities in your unborn child. As well as cause problems such as blocked fallopian tubes, increased risk of ectopic pregnancy, lower quality eggs as well as damaged eggs and in increased risk of miscarriage.
Also make sure you are eating enough fruit and vegetable and getting in adequate water and ample exercise. You are about to carry the most precious cargo ever!
8. Watch your weight.
Being overweight impacts on your fertility, but you do not have to lose all the weight to start seeing a positive effect. By just losing 10-15% of your total body weight, researchers have found that women with previously anovulatory cycles, started ovulating again. Being underweight can also affect your fertility.
9. Check your mucus.
Fertile cervical mucus is slippery and very stretchy. You’ll notice a change in your cervical mucus when you approach ovulation. When cervical mucus is sticky or dry you are most likely not in your fertile window. Fertile cervical mucus is the ideal environment for sperm to stay alive and swim up into your fallopian tubes. As soon as you start to notice the change in your mucus make a note of it on your BBT chart and start having sex! You are more likely to conceive.
10. Ditch the lubricants.
Your body makes its own lubricant. But we all know that there are days when we need a little extra help. Normal lubrications are detrimental to sperm, the slow sperm down and can even kill or damage them. There is a great sperm friendly lubricant on the market called Pre~seed .