1. Maintain an Ideal Weight
Obesity can cause hormonal imbalance which disrupts ovulation and the menstrual cycle. Obese women take longer to conceive than women in the healthy weight range and when they do conceive, there is a high risk of miscarriage and premature birth.
An ideal pre-pregnancy BMI is somewhere around 18.5 – 24.9. To be on the safe side, do regular moderate exercises and avoid too much junk foods.
2. Go for a Fertility Test
Generally, for men, a semen analysis is conducted to ascertain the sperm count, motility and sperm morphology. These parameters need to be within normal range for a man to be able to impregnate his female partner.
For the woman, your doctor may ask you to do a general hormonal profile or get a blood test to check for your levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), which triggers the ovaries to prepare an egg for ovulation. High levels of FSH can cause fertility problems.
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3. Review Current medications
What drugs are you using presently?
Certain medications, including antibiotics, anti-hypertensives, anti-epileptics, anti-psychotics, chemotherapy drugs, NSAIDS, thyroid medications, etc can affect fertility.
If you’re treating a chronic illness, it’s best you talk to your doctor about taking supplements that can improve your fertility.
4. Monitor your ovulation
When is the best time to have baby-sex?… Your OVULATION PERIOD!
Your ovulation period is your most important period in the month especially if you’re trying to get pregnant. It is when your egg is released. The chances of getting pregnant are VERY HIGH during this period.
5. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Some lifestyle choices you might need to reconsider include smoking, alcohol, social drugs, caffeine, sedentary lifestyle. These affect fertility and reduce the chances of conception. Also, make sure you drink enough water regularly. You would be amazed at what water can do for the body.
Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This is called the 8×8 rule and is very easy to remember.
6. Eat Healthily
One of the most important things to do if you want to get pregnant before 2018 ends is eating healthily. Eating well-balanced meals is important for couples trying to conceive. Mind you, there are certain foods that are known to specifically improve fertility in men and women.
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7. Get a Pre-Conception Supplement
Pre-conception supplements are known to boost fertility and increase the odds of conception. Many doctors advise their patients to use fertility supplements,
Not only do they increase your chances of getting pregnant, but also prepares your body to sustain the pregnancy to term. They contains several vitamins and minerals including folic acid which will fully optimize your reproductive tissues for pregnancy to occur.
Some miscarriages occur due to a fragile womb or an unhealthy sperm DNA.
Is your partner also dealing with some male fertility issues like low sperm count, low motility and morphology?
8. Enjoy your Baby-Dance
Yes, Sex is an integral part of your pregnancy checklist. Enjoy it! Once you know the right time to have sex during your ovulation period, forget about the worries of “trying to conceive”. Just enjoy the pleasure of love-making.
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