Zee Media Bureau/Salome Phelamei
Suppose you and your partner have been trying hard for a baby for quite sometime, but still have not been able to conceive. There are possibilities that you missed out on some rules that might help increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Here are a few tricks to boost your fertility and get pregnant fast:
Frequent sex: Experts suggest that a woman's chances of becoming pregnant are high if she has regular sex.
Figure out when you ovulate: One of the most important things to getting pregnant fast is knowing when you ovulate.
You can become pregnant only when a sperm meets an egg and that egg only comes usually once a month, around day 14 in your cycle.
It is said that women with very regular 28-day cycles can just count 14 days from the first day of their period to determine their ovulation date. However, if your cycles aren't regular, an ovulation kit can help you pinpoint your most fertile time.
Since the egg only survives for a day or two, there's only a limited window each month during which you can actually get pregnant. Hence, it is important to know that the most fertile time is around the time of ovulation.
Know the positions: Experts are of the view that different sex positions play a key role in getting pregnant. Although there is no scientific proof on the best sexual positions for baby-making, it is believed that having sex in the 'missionary position' (man-on-top position) is best as it allows for deep penetration so the man's sperm can be ejaculated as close to the cervix (the opening of the womb) as possible.
Maintain an ideal weight: Being too thin can hamper your fertility, but being overweight can affect your fertility as well because too much body fat produces excess estrogen, which can interfere in ovulation.
Take folic acid: Folic acid is important for women who are trying to get pregnant. Experts suggest that women who take folic acid before trying for a baby (ideally for at least three months before conceiving and for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy) have fewer chances of having a baby with conditions such as spina bifida.