How to Increase Your Conception Odds
Once you decide you’re ready for pregnancy and to start a family, it can surprise you that it may not be that easy to conceive. Sometimes, it might feel like all you end up doing is waiting and looking at negative pregnancy tests.
For women who are looking to increase their chances of conception, here are some tips that might increase your conception odds.
1. Know Your Menstrual Cycle
If you don’t think you can keep track of your menstrual cycle in your head or on a calendar, find an app to track it for you. There are many free apps available that will keep track of the average of your past menstrual cycles and let you know when you’re most fertile and when to expect your period.
Consider meditation or maybe even pick up some light exercise to help you destress. Whatever you decide, it’s important to keep yourself stress-free or at least keep your stress levels low.
3. Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
Exercising, eating healthy, and getting enough sleep each night can seem difficult, but it will improve your chances of conception while also keeping you healthier. You don’t need to exercise long and hard each day, but make sure to get some time in.
4. Quit Smoking and Drinking
When it comes to alcohol, you should definitely take a long pause: both you and your partner alike. Smoking and alcohol can affect sperm production and mothers-to-be should abstain from alcohol to prevent birth defects.
5. Increase Vitamin Intake
Other vitamins to take include B12 to help regulate ovulation, vitamin D to even out hormones, and vitamin C to even out hormones and produce selenium to protect your eggs. It’s also highly recommended to take one milligram of folic acid while trying to conceive to prevent possible birth defects related to a lack of folic acid.