Getting pregnant is not as simple for some as it is for others. For those who need a little help in the fertility arena, here are some simple tips that may give you that extra boost you need for conceiving the child of your dreams.
Not all junk food has to be eliminated, but it is important to be in optimal shape when attempting to conceive a child. Both men and women should cut back on caffeine and alcohol intake should be kept to a low as well. High fiber foods that are rich in nutrients are best, and don't forget to take a daily vitamin.
Just as the body needs healthy food in order to function properly, it also needs healthy activity. Exercising for just 20 minutes each day can help a body to be more likely to conceive.
Studies have shown that women who are overweight and lose ten or more pounds are more likely to conceive than those who do not attempt to lose weight. Please note: women who are underweight are also unlikely to achieve a healthy pregnancy.
Keep a Chart
Starting on the first day of a menstrual cycle (that is, the first day of bleeding), every morning, before rising, a woman should take her temperature using a special thermometer that gives a basal body reading.
Keeping track of these temperatures throughout the month will tell the couple when the woman is ovulating. Ovulation occurs when the temperature drops, usually mid-cycle. Timing sexual intercourse around this temperature curve gives the couple the highest odds of conception.