There are few bigger joys than parenthood. And like how Peter Parker might quip, “With big joys come big responsibility”. Yes that is indeed true. So if you are thinking about getting pregnant then you must also be thinking how to increase the chances of conception. There are indeed many practices which will help you increase the chances of getting pregnant. But do remember that there are no miracles to get your pregnant. The tips and tricks are pretty basic and natural. If there is someone out their suggesting you to take certain pills to better your chances of conceiving then stay away from that person. There are hardly any medicines or pills which will help you get pregnant other than the natural ways. Here are some tips for you.
Increase The Frequency of Sexual Intercourse
The first thing you need to do to get pregnant or increase the chances of pregnancy is to have sex. However, when you are trying to get pregnant then you need to increase the frequency of sex. There is a very scientific reason behind it. As you may already know, for you to get pregnant you should be ovulating at the time of sex. If you are someone who knows exactly when you are ovulating and you can time sex accordingly then nothing is better than that. However, it is not always easy to know the time of ovulation and hence it may become difficult to have sex right at that time. Unfortunately, ovulation happens only once in a month and lasts only for 24 hours. Therefore, you have a very small window of opportunity to arrange the meeting of the eggs with the sperms. This is the reason why you need to have frequent sex to make sure that you hit it right when the ovulation happens. You don’t need to have sex multiple times during the day. In fact, 4 to 5 times during a week is also perfectly okay. The male sperm gets deposited in the woman’s body and stays there for up to 72 hours. So even if you have unprotected sex a few days before ovulation you will have chances of getting pregnant.
Sexual Position May Also Make A Difference
There are several sexual positions according to the sex treatise Kama-sutra. However, the best position to increase the chances of pregnancy is missionary position. Although there is nothing scientific about it but it has been observed that most of the pregnancies happen when the sex happens in the missionary position. It is not that you cannot experiment with sex with your partner, but if you are trying to get pregnant then this position is the best.
Know When You Are Ovulating
Although frequent sex increases the chance of pregnancy but if you really want to make sure you conceive then have sex at the time of ovulation. As already mentioned you only get a window of 24 hours to have sex during ovulation therefore you will need to be very careful about it. There are several ways to know that you are ovulating. The best way is to buy an ovulation predictor kit and drop some urine on it. It will tell you whether you are ovulating or not. There are some natural ways too to know the time of ovulation. You can keep checking your cervix from time to time to see if there is any opening in it. During the time of ovulation there is a small opening in cervix to let the sperms in. You can also keep a track on your body temperature. But for this you will need some time. You should have a temperature record for at least a month. A little before ovulation your body temperature will drop and at the time of ovulation it will increase. Having sex during ovulation is the best way to increase the chances of fertilizing.
Make Changes To Your Diet
This is not only applicable to women but also to men. If you are planning pregnancy give up things like alcohol, caffeine as well as smoking at that particular time. All these things reduce the chances of fertilization. You should stick to green and healthy diet.