There will be a point in most women’s lives when they will want to bear their first child. There will also come a point when parents will want to add an extra member to their brood. For some people, getting pregnant is as easy as wishing it, but for other people getting pregnant may take more work.
If you are trying to conceive but seem to be having no luck even after an extended period of trying, you might want to consult with a doctor. This might be caused by infertility in either your part or your partner’s part, but either way it would be a good start to conclusively know what the issue is so your doctor can recommend the best course of action. Infertility in women can be caused by ovulation disorders, tumors or cysts in the uterus, tubal infertility, or cervical blockage. Infertility in men can be caused by low sperm count, infections or retrograde ejaculation. There are different ways of dealing with these problems and once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor can recommend the best way for you to get pregnant.
If the doctor says that there is not anything wrong with you physically, then the best way of getting pregnant is by knowing your ovulation period and finding out the most fertile days to get pregnant. Women with regular menstrual cycles will find it easy, because ovulation occurs 14 days before her next period and the window of fertility is at around five days leading up to the ovulation, the most fertile being the 2 days before ovulation. It is harder to tell with women who have irregular cycles, but there are tools that can help them determine when their most fertile days are. Ovulation kits are easily available for this and this could be a useful tool when trying to get pregnant.
There is also a method of determining fertile days through measuring the basal body temperature, or the temperature of the body first thing upon waking up in the morning. During fertile periods, a woman’s BBT rises up about a half to one degree centigrade. Another sign that indicates fertility is the consistency of the vaginal discharge. Women who are fertile will have a vaginal discharge that is viscous and has the consistency of mucous or egg white. When this change is noticed, it is a good indication to start trying to get pregnant.
It will also up the chances of getting pregnant to have sex regularly, about three times a week at least. Do not do it multiple times a day though, because at the end of the day you would want to have healthy and developed sperm delivered to your egg to increase the chance of getting pregnant.
Couples may also seek out fertility treatments when they are having a hard time getting pregnant. There are a number of pills that a doctor can recommend to a woman to help her become more fertile. Having a good diet rich in proteins that stimulate the production of luteinizing hormones and follicle stimulating hormones may also help.