Can’t wait to get that positive test result?

The key to getting pregnant fast is not just about having sex at the right time or all the time but also about creating the healthy and adequate environment for the baby to grow as healthy as possible.

KEY: TRACK YOUR OVULATION

The key to get pregnant is knowing when you’re going to ovulate, this way you will know when is your most fertile days.

Every woman’s cycle is different.  Depending on how long your cycle is, ovulation can actually happen between 11 to 21 days after the first day of your last period.

Determine the length of your cycle using an ovulation or fertility calculator. Record the first day of your period, which is the first day of your menstrual cycle, for several months, you will start to see patterns as to when your period typically starts and when you’re likely to ovulate.

You may experience:

  1. Change in cervical mucus consistency, it becomes stretchy and clear, like egg whites.
  2. A slight change in your basal temperature.
  3. Sense of smell becomes more sensitive in the latter half of a normal menstruation cycle, as you near ovulation.
  4. Breasts are more sensitive or tender, your boobs feel heavy or achy.

Start taking prenatal vitamins

It’s never too early to start taking prenatal vitamins. They help promote ovulation, encourages fertilization and support early embryo survival.

Remember folate is very important. Food rich in folate are strawberries, spinach, beans and orange juice.

Make an appointment with your dentist

Gum disease take longer to conceive! Good dental hygiene doesn’t just put you one step closer to getting pregnant, it can also reduce your risk of a miscarriage.

Tip: floss, brush and use mouthwash twice a day.

Lifestyle

Make a plan to have a healthy exercise routine to prepare your body for pregnancy.

Remember avoid extreme exercise, it may interfere with your menstrual cycle and lead to infertility.

Try to eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Stop alcohol and smoke

No amount of alcohol is considered safe to drink while pregnant. Smoking it’s linked to increased risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies.

Reduce caffeine consumption

Try to keep caffeine to one to two eight-ounce cups a day. You don’t need to quit drinking coffee just reduce it.

Remember too much caffeine may lead to fertility problems.

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