Couples planning for a baby may not realise that their carefree approach may hamper their chances of getting pregnant. An unhealthy lifestyle can be a common baby-making mistake. You should plan the right time before, during and after ovulation to increase your chances of conception.
Both partners need to be healthy and fit when they are trying for a baby. There are many factors that can affect their efforts along the way. It is important to recognize these misconceptions about conception (pun intended!) and ensure a successful pregnancy.
Are you trying to Conceive Since Long?
If you have been trying to conceive for a while, you may want to know about some of the most common baby making mistakes.
Baby making has become more difficult than ever, and changing any little thing might affect your chances.
Although there are no sure ways of getting pregnant, there are certain tips that might help:
- To get pregnant, stay away from stress.
- Lead a healthy and active life. Exercise and eat healthy food.
- See a doctor and get the basic checks done. Both a man and woman should get their blood tests done.
- Women should get scans done to see if they have some problem with their ovaries. Similarly, men should get a semen analysis done.
- If women have regular cycles, then days between the 10th and the 18th day of your cycle are good for getting pregnant.
You can have mind-blowing orgasms on your fertile days, but it doesn’t always end up in pregnancy as you were expecting because of some of the mistakes listed below:
1. Having too much sex
According to research, having sex every day is the greatest idea when you are trying to conceive. Regular sex will decrease the amount of sperm your partner produces. Give him at least a day or two to renourish and produce healthy and voluminous sperms.
2. Not having enough sex
It’s not a good idea to schedule your lovemaking for the woman’s fertile period. There is a probability that the man can produce less healthy sperm, which can reduce your chances of getting pregnant.
3. Using a lubricant
Lubricants are very useful during lovemaking, and it enhances the process. However, it is not very helpful when you are trying to conceive because some brands contain ingredients that are harmful to sperm and can kill sperm.
To be on the safer side, avoid using it during this period if you can find sperm-friendly lubricants on the market.
4. Being Unaware of the Fertile Window
Many couples are not aware of the best time to have intercourse – the best time is three to five days before ovulation and on the day of ovulation. Having sex during this time will improve your chances of getting pregnant. Some women are unaware of their ovulation cycle dates.
Talk to a gynecologist or a midwife to help you calculate your fertile days and give you tips on foods that boost fertility. Having sex on your fertile days can increase your chances of having a baby.
That doesn’t just mean having sex on the day of ovulation, but the day before ovulation as well as every other day after ovulation for 5-6 days, just to give your body the very best chances of getting pregnant.
5. Sticking with the same position
Some couple has been led to believe that the missionary sex position is the best when you want to conceive. This may be true, but the fact is that when a man ejaculates, sperm swims out, goes directly into the cervical mucus and into the fallopian tubes.
This happens in a matter of seconds, regardless of the position during intercourse. Instead of having a boring life, mix it up, get your adrenaline pumping and have a good rest after it.
Tip to Avoid This Mistake: Instead of sticking to one position while having intercourse, try different positions in which you have fun and make your experience interesting.
6. Assumptions About Regular Cycles
It is often assumed that women with regular menstrual cycles are fertile. However, it may not be the case. There are many factors that affect a woman’s fertility. Regular cycles are usually considered a good sign that a woman is ovulating, but this certainly does not rule out the possibilities of poor egg quality, unhealthy fallopian tubes or uterus, or insufficient progesterone production to support a pregnancy.
Tip to Avoid This Mistake: Do not assume things and see a doctor for a thorough diagnosis.
7. Living an unhealthy life
Living an unhealthy lifestyle can affect your chances of becoming parents. From your diet and exercise to smoking, alcohol and illegal drugs, just about anything you do can affect your fertility. Even stress and depression can have an effect on your fertility.
Tip to Avoid This Mistake: If you soon want a baby in your arms, switch to a healthy lifestyle. Quit drinking alcohol and smoking and switch to healthy foods.
8. Always Thinking That the Problem Is With Women
Since ages, women in our country have been told that if they are unable to conceive, they have fertility issues, but nobody points to a man. Fertility problems can happen in both men and women. And there is no need to be ashamed about sharing it with your doctor.
Tip to Avoid This Mistake: If you have fertility issues, go to the doctor, and both the husband and wife should get checked.
Now that you are aware of what mistakes, you might be making, it shouldn’t be hard for you to get pregnant. Remember, patience is the key; don’t lose hope if the result is still negative. Give yourself some time, and you sure will be pregnant soon!