Simple methods for a successful conception

Pregnancy is a wonderful time full of hope and wonder.  Of course the first step is actually getting pregnant.  That may sound simple but for many couples it doesn’t come so easily.  Most couples are not successful on their first try.  Every couple is different but if you are trying and haven’t been successful, here are some tips that shoudl help you succeed.

One problem that couples have is with the pregnancy test.  It is easier than you might think to get a false negative pregnancy test result.  When used correctly, most of the home pregnancy tests on the market are more then 90 percent accurate but there are a few key points to remember.  The first thing is to always pay lose attention to the directions.  They can vary from brand to brand so pay attention.  Make sure to wait until you have missed your period before taking the test.  If you take the test first thing in the morning, you will have the best chance of an accurate result becuse your urine is most concentrated right after you wake up in the morning.  Pay close attention to the amount of time you are supposed to wait before reading the test.  Waiting too long or not long enough can result in an inaccurate result.

May women think that there is a single step that can show them how to get pregnant fast.  Unfortunately there is no miracle solution but there are a few things you can try which should help hings along.  The first and perhaps the most important step is to know when you will ovulate.  Your body releases a single egg each month to be fertilized so you want to be as prepared as possible when this happens.  There are several methods to determine this.  Some require you pay attention to the signals your body sends, like cramping and changes to your vaginal discharge.   You can also monitor your basal body temperature.  It is said that when you are ovulating, you should notice a slight rise in your basal body temperature.  The simplest method is to get an ovulation prediction kit from your local pharmacy.

Once you have a handle on your ovulation time line, be sure to have sex with your partner each day, starting five days before you ovulate.  After sex, be sure to remain lying down on your back for ten to fifteen minutes.  This will allow as much sperm as possible to reach your cervix.  It is said that keeping your feet in the air during this time will help the semen reach your cervix but this is not necessarily true.  Putting your feet in the air doesn’t necessarily change the angle of your pelvis, so don’t worry about doing this.  just lie down and be comfortable.

If you are having trouble conceiving, just keep these tips in mind and be sure to work closely with your doctor throughout the process.  If nothign seems to be working after several months, your doctor can always talk to you about IVF or fertility drugs.  Just be persistent and remember that this is a happy time, so don’t forget to have fun with it.