Working on getting pregnant can be both a fun time and very frustrating time because becoming pregnant is usual not something that just happen anymore and the reason for this could be our way of living, our rather bad food or something completely different but no matter what, we still do get pregnant but it just take a longer time compared to the “old” days where people got pregnant just by looking at each other (yeah I don’t believe those old stories either).
There are some ways that will increase your chances of fast pregnancy and the best tips for getting pregnant fast are what we researched and present you with right here.
First Thing is Knowing Your Cycle
You need to figure out when you ovulate because research more or less agree that within a day or so of ovulating have women the best chance of pregnancy. The normal ovulation time is two weeks after your first day of your period. The reason for this is that your eggs only live for 12 to 24 hours after being released and this is a rather short lifespan time compared to sperm which have a lifespan of 7 days.
To figure out when you’re likely to ovulate you should check out this ovulation calculator.
Knowing when you ovulate is the perfect time for you and your man to have fun in the bedroom.
Fast Pregnancy Involving Regularly Sex
Even though having sex equal higher chance of getting pregnant is logically, you really need to know this is quite critical for a fast pregnancy.
If you have kids, or is busy with job or other things you need to change your priority so you have sex at least 3-4 times a week every week until you actually get pregnancy because practice make perfect.
Like stated about your ovulation, you need to have sex at these perfect times and a really good idea is remembering to have sex six to three days before ovulation and until the ovulation day.
The most important thing is remembering to have sex regularly because as you already read, sperm can usual survive so the chance of “hitting” the egg will always be there if you have sex 3-4 times a week… or even more.
Lie Down for a While
The old “myth” about lying on your back after sex have never really been researched if it was the right thing or not to do for boosting a fast pregnancy, not until 2009 where some researchers from Amsterdam, Holland found that lying flat for 15 minutes after artificially insemination gave a 50% higher chance of getting pregnant.
You can read the study right here curated from health.usnews.com:
THURSDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Women who lie flat for 15 minutes after being artificially inseminated greatly boost their odds of becoming pregnant, new research suggests.
“Allowing women treated for subfertility with IUI [intrauterine insemination] to remain in supine position will yield a 50 percent higher chance at conceiving,” said Inge Custers, lead author of a study to be published online Oct. 30 in the BMJ.
Custers and colleagues aren’t sure why this simple step yields better results, but they hypothesize that the supine position prevents sperm “leakage” from the vagina.
IUI involves placing sperm directly into the uterus, where conception then hopefully takes place. It differs from in vitro fertilization, which involves fertilizing the egg in a test tube before implanting the embryo in the uterus.
According to the editorial, IUI offers several benefits, including minimal drug involvement and low cost. It is also more accessible, being offered in smaller clinics. A main downside is a pregnancy rate lower than that achieved by in vitro fertilization.
IUI remains one of the most common fertility treatments worldwide, the study authors stated.
This study involved almost 400 couples in The Netherlands who were undergoing intrauterine insemination. The women were randomized to lie prone for 15 minutes after insemination or to get up right away.
Twenty-seven percent of women who stayed still for 15 minutes became pregnant vs. 18 percent in the other group. Live birth rates followed a similar trend: 27 percent in the first group and 17 percent in the control group.
The main problem with this method would be taking up more time and space at fertility clinics.
On the other hand, achieving conception the first time around would mean fewer repeat visitors, the experts noted.
“Over the years, subfertility is an increasing problem, which causes higher demands on busy offices, trying to treat as many patients as possible,” said Custers, a student and registrar at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam. “With increased efficacy of the procedure, these women will therefore not return for subsequent cycles. A positive effect of this study was observed in The Netherlands: more and more women have been allowed this treatment strategy. Whether this will be implemented globally remains to be seen.”
One expert said it wasn’t yet clear whether this was the best way to maximize pregnancy odds.
First of all, it’s not known what common practice is currently in clinics: lying down for 5, 10, 15 minutes or longer, said Dr. Peter McGovern, director of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.
“These authors didn’t test other times,” he said. “And studies in the past found that sperm deposited in the vagina could be found at the end of the fallopian tubes within 5 minutes. I think probably any time period over 5 minutes would probably give you the same difference. It’s probably a good idea to have people lay flat for some period of time as opposed to just leaping up.”
Another expert agreed.
The Dutch study’s conclusions are “plausible,” said Dr. Roger Lobo, president-elect of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University, although the 15-minute time span used in the study does appear “artificial.”
“Five minutes is probably sufficient,” he said. “Sperm travels very, very rapidly. If you get up within the minute there may be some leakage.”
“In our practice I’ve never heard of anyone who gets up immediately,” Lobo said. “The standard is 10 minutes. Women who are asked to get up immediately may have a stress response.” Volume of sperm also plays a role with more sperm upping the odds of pregnancy, he added.
This is of course not something that proves it will boost your chance of getting pregnant fast after sex but as you can read it hint that it helps on the sperm finding the right way so you should include this knowledge when you are preparing to get pregnant.
You Should Visit Your Doctor
Your health will have an impact on getting pregnant and if it has taken some time without any luck, you should go to your doctor together with your partner and have a health check, because there can be a reason for the lack of fertility.
Your Health is Important
Stress, anxiety and general bad health is something that can influence your chances of pregnancy.
First of all, if you have an unhealthy lifestyle without the all the right vitamins, minerals and proper food, you really need to change this both for you and your partner.
You NEED a healthy body to boost the chances and your partner’s sperm can be very bad if he is overweight, smoke and drink too much and you should get him to read these pregnancy tips for men – So vitamins, healthy food and daily exercise (which also will improve your sex).
Besides your health, stress is something you have to get rid of. The gland in your brain which regulate the hormones of ovulation will not work properly when your stress and could mean that you might not ovulate at all or will do it later than normal.
At Oxford University, England they had a study which found that women with stress enzyme where 12% less likely to get pregnant during the cycle.
Check out the result of the study from Oxford as curated from WebMD:
Aug. 12, 2010 — There is now scientific evidence to back up the widely held belief that stress can interfere with fertility.
Women in a newly published study were less likely to conceive when they exhibited higher levels of a stress-related enzyme known as alpha-amylase.
The research is the first of its kind to suggest a biological basis for the long-held notion that stress can reduce a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant.
More Stress, Fewer Pregnancies
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the UK’s University of Oxford followed 274 couples trying to conceive for six months. None of the women in the study had a history of infertility, and all tracked their monthly cycles using at-home fertility kits.
On their sixth cycle day each month, the women provided saliva samples that were tested for alpha-amylase and another stress hormone, cortisol.
Cortisol levels did not appear to influence conception during the six days when pregnancy was most likely to occur. But women with the highest alpha-amylase levels were roughly 12% less likely to get pregnant during each cycle than women with the lowest levels.
So as you can read, stress is a no go. If you have stress then start on yoga, exercising and other.
How Long Time it Take for Getting Pregnant?
If you follow these recommendations and commit fully to the “project” it will improve your way for a fast pregnancy but most couples have had about 1 year to become pregnant and it might take long if you suffer from asthma which might delay getting pregnant.
Personally did it take us 2 years and 3 times it didn’t work out. But following these tips together with something there is no scientific proof of, but we actually tried acupuncture also and not long after did I get pregnant and this time it actually was a success (our little sunshine is 7 months old now) so if you have had a few “failures” like us and a long run of no luck, acupuncture for pregnancy might be the things boost your chance also if you live a healthy life like we did.