I know when my husband and I decided to start a family, we somehow imagined that it would happen right away! I mean we’d spent so long trying not to be pregnant that it would all be easy…wouldn’t it? However, it wasn’t quite like that and at the very beginning, it is probably more feasible to mentally prepare yourself for a longer timescale. Although around 35%-40% of couples will get pregnant in 3 months, it can take up to 18 months for 90% of normal couples to conceive.
If you are hoping to get pregnant in 3 months, there are a few things you can do to boost your chances. Although it is feasible, you need to remain relaxed and accept that it may take longer.
Firstly, make sure that you are both eating a healthy diet which, as far as possible, includes a good range of fresh fruits and vegetables. Do not eat foods which have been processed or which contain additives-In other words try to stick to foods which are as close to their natural state as possible. Consider taking a nutritional supplement. There are many supplements sold which cater precisely for women who are trying to become pregnant and there are others which are made particularly for men. This will ensure that you are not missing out on any important nutrients which are vital for fertility, such as selenium and zinc.
Cut out harmful substances such as tobacco and any illegal drugs. In addition, ensure that any over the counter meds are suitable for couples trying to conceive and take care that you do not have too many drinks which are high in caffeine.
If you are hoping to get pregnant in 3 months, you will need to know just when you are ovulating. Ovulation happens 14 days prior to your period and unless your menstrual cycle is as regular as clockwork, you may wish to use an ovulation predictor kit. Once you know when you are ovulating, have intercourse for around 2-3 days before, and on the day and the day following ovulation.
If you are wanting to become pregnant within a short timescale, there is no doubt that following a plan which has sensible recommendations can only be beneficial. If time is of the essence, you may want to consider using a tried and tested method which is designed to help couples conceive quickly.