Getting Pregnant

One can increase their chances of getting pregnancy and increasing fertility. Most people believe the most fertile days during their cycle is 14 days after the beginning of their period, when really ovulation usually takes place about 14 days before your period begins. This is most accurate only if your periods are very regular. Say you have a 32-day cycle, then your most fertile day is most likely about day 18. Or if you have a 27 day cycle, day 13 is your most fertile day. It’s best to have intercourse starting a few days before ovulation, to heighten your chances of conceiving and improving fertility.

Your Man and Conception

Toxic chemicals can also cause deformed or low numbers of sperm. The following substances can potentially interfere with both men’s and women’s fertility: alcohol, caffeine, some drugs (including over-the-counter, prescription and “recreational”), cigarette smoking, marijuana, radiation, and chemicals such as lead, pesticides, polystyrene, benzene, mercury, and anesthetic gases. With regard to fertility, removing the problem usually allows the generation of new healthier sperm, but it may take up to 3 months for the quality and quantity to improve the chances of getting pregnant.

Wearing tight underware or pants may push the testicles against the body, causing excessive heat- lowering a man’s sperm count. Have your partner trade in is tighty-whiteys for boxers at least 2 to 3 months before trying to get pregnant. Also, hot tubs, saunas, long distance bike-riding, a high fever as well as working around hot furnaces or ovens may also cause a man’s sperm count to drop dramatically.

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