Are you trying to conceive? If so, you may be experiencing many feelings. Feelings like excitement, anxiousness, wonder, and joy. Or maybe you’ve been at it for awhile and your experiencing other feelings like frustration, hopelessness, fear (what if it never happens?), or anger. Or maybe it’s a combination of all of those feelings at once! I’ve been there and done that. I know how much work and effort sometimes goes in to trying to conceive, especially if you have been trying for months. But I’ve got 3 tips to help you conceive!
There are a lot of things you can do to get pregnant, believe me, I’ve tried lots of crazy things while trying to get pregnant! And if you talk about it with anybody, you’ll have lots of advice thrown at you: just relax and it will happen, only “do it” in the missionary position, don’t think about it and it will happen. You’ll also have people say things like Oh I just thought about sex and I ended up pregnant! Those are the people you’ll want to punch! But seriously, don’t listen to or think about all of that advice from those types of people. The advice won’t help and the people will drive you crazy. But there are also some easy ways that you can improve your chances of conceiving.
Top 3 Tips To Help You Conceive
Understand and Track Your Cycle (and Know When You’re Ovulating) – If you’re like me and it doesn’t “just happen” after the first few months, you’ll need to make sure to track – and understand – your cycle. This is the most important tip anybody should give you!
Knowing when you’re ovulating can get tricky. There are some signs, like the mucus in your vagina may get from slippery or you may feel some cramping. But you may have no idea when you’re ovulating. If that’s the case, you’ll need to consider using (and I highly recommend it) an ovulation kit to help you determine your most fertile days.
Have Sex – Duh, right? But what I mean is that you have to be having sex at the right time, during your most fertile time of the month. And no, position really has nothing to do with it so just have sex and have fun. Don’t stress yourself out about position and what you should or shouldn’t do. Just enjoy it and don’t be thinking “baby” the whole time.
There are some things you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant at this time, like using like Astroglide TTC Trying to Conceive.
Astroglide TTC™ supports fertility with adjusted pH levels, compatible osmolality and a consistency similar to your body’s cervical mucus. It also contains galactose, which is found naturally in semen, as well as fructose, the main source of energy for sperm. This is something that you can now buy over-the-counter, but when we were trying, I had to get a similar product from my doctor!
And while you may be thinking this is just a lubricant, it’s more than that. When trying to conceive, it’s vital to provide an environment where sperm has a chance of survival. Environmental conditions are affected by (among other things) pH levels and the consistency of your egg white cervical mucus. Astroglide TTC™ gives sperm a better chance of survival compared to other lubricants and helps create the perfect environment in your body, which increases the chance of conception.
Relax – No, I don’t mean just relax and it will happen! After sex, don’t just hop up and jump in the shower or head to the bathroom…all your hard work may be wasted, literally! Web MD advises: “It’s good advice to lay in bed for 10 to 15 minutes after intercourse, but you don’t need your feet in the air…your pelvis does not move when you put your legs in the air…don’t go the bathroom during this time either, by waiting 10 to 15 minutes, the sperm that is going to get into the cervix will be in the cervix.”
And by relax I also mean de-stress, but not just in the bedroom. De-stress your life! Stress can affect your ability to conceive, so chill like a cucumber, girl! My friend Heather from It’s A Lovely Life blog has 25 easy ways to help you de-stress today. I use most of them!
What are your top tips be for those trying to conceive?
Astroglide TTC™ sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine