You’ve been working hard on your career for several years now, you’ve found your perfect soul mate, you have a house and a car. And now you want to turn two into three! Because you’re a savvy lady, you don’t want to go into this process blind—you want to know what you can do to improve your chances of conceiving. You want to know what you’re in for and what you can expect.
There are a few things you can try. Not all the tips work for everyone, so see what works for you and your partner. If something doesn’t work, don’t sweat it; just try something else! We humans have been having babies for thousands of years, so once you find something that works, you’ll be well on your way toward motherhood!
Track your Cycle
There are several ways to track your menstrual cycle, so you can time your sexual activity for maximum results! You can look them up and see which appeals to you so that you’ll know when you are most fertile. Then it’s time to light the candles, play the Barry White music, and get bizay! Even if you are tracking your cycle, make sure to keep sex romantic, instead of letting it become a duty in your marriage.
You may sabotage all your other efforts to conceive if you stress yourself out. Stress tells your body to be less fertile, and to take longer to make a baby. As much as you want to track yourself up and down and all over the place, your best bet may be to just take a bath and chill out. Your body picks up your mental and emotional cues, so you are not using all the tools in your fertility tool belt if you forget to relax and let your body do its thing!
If you have been trying for a while, you may want to look into fertility herbal supplements. Maca root is quite a popular supplement to help couples conceive, as is vitex. Vitex (chaste tree berry) is thought to especially help with ovulation, so if you think that you may not be ovulating, or if your luteal phase feels like it’s too short, it may be a good option for you. Make sure that you purchase herbs and herbal supplements from a trusted source, since there can be issues with purity from some brands of herbal supplements. And make sure to talk to your doctor before you start any supplement regime.
Diet & Exercise
Overall, good health will help increase your chances of conception. If you are overweight, daily exercise will be especially beneficial for you. Make sure to eat a whole-food diet rich in macronutrients: high-quality protein, fats, and carbohydrates.
Lastly, try to enjoy the ride! You are embarking on a phenomenal journey with your partner, so make sure that you take it one day at a time, and enjoy yourself.