If you want to fall pregnant ASAP, then you need to make sure your body is a healthy growing ground for a baby. This means you may need to change your lifestyle somewhat, ensuring you are as healthy as possible in your quest to fall pregnant.
In this guide, we’re going to discuss the best way to prepare your body for pregnancy in as little as a month. This doesn’t guarantee you’ll fall pregnant, but you’ll be giving yourself a much better chance. Read on to learn more.
Eating well will prepare your body for housing a little life. It’ll also make you feel and function better both in the short and long term. If you’re not currently making smart choices when it comes to your eating, you’ll want to change. Making bad choices while pregnant and using the ‘eating for two’ phrase to justify it can actually give you complications, like preeclampsia.
Making smart choices as often as you can is key to being healthy. You don’t have to be perfect, but you should cut out junk foods as much as possible. Eating organic, hormone free foods is a good idea, as well as ‘fertility foods’ such as nuts, avocado, eggs, etc. You can also take vitamins to support your healthy diet and reproductive system, such as folic acid. Make sure you check with your GP if you’re unsure of safety and read reviews. The best thing to do is eat as many whole and healthy foods as possible to nourish your body and ensure your reproductive organs are as healthy as possible.
Eating well, along with some of the other tips in this guide, will help you to stay at a healthy weight, which is also crucial for conceiving. You cannot be under or overweight if you want to conceive a healthy baby and have a healthy pregnancy.
Take Regular Exercise
Regular exercise is key in falling pregnant. It will also help you to function much better in your daily life. Exercise helps to control stress, allows you to sleep better, gives more energy, ensures easier labor, lifts your spirits, and helps you to bounce back faster from birth, amongst other things. Exercising before you fall pregnant and while you are pregnant are both good ideas. As well as performing challenging workouts, relaxing workouts are also great. Yoga poses are ideal to open and relax reproductive organs. You can find plenty of guides online that can help you with the best routines to take up.
Remember, there’s no reason to drop your exercise regime once pregnant, you may just need to alter it!
Eliminate Stress From Your Life
If there’s one thing that can help you to fall pregnant faster, it’s eliminating stress from your life.
Increased cortisol levels are linked with a low sex drive and lower sperm count for men. Both you and your partner should aim to cut down on stress if you plan to have a baby anytime soon.
Things that can help you to cut back on stress include:
- Breathing exercises
- Sleeping enough
- Speaking to your support network
You may even want to take on less at work, or just ensure that you have plenty of time to recuperate at home.
Know Your Cycle
It only makes sense to know your cycle if you want to ensure you are maximizing your chances of falling pregnant. Apps and ovulation tests can be a huge help here, such as those created by Clear blue. The better you know your cycle, the better you know the best times to try. Of course only limiting it to the best times isn’t necessary – after all, the more you try, the more you’ll want to try! Getting to know your cycle might just be one of the best things you do. Don’t leave things to chance.
Act As If You Already Are Pregnant
If you were already pregnant, what would you be doing differently? Would you be eating differently, drinking differently, working differently? Start treating yourself as if you are pregnant. This can generate positive feelings and thoughts around the area that could help you to fall pregnant faster. Getting in the right mindset for pregnancy can never be a bad thing!
Acupuncture is something that many women swear by when wanting to fall pregnant. It has many benefits, including improving ovarian function, regulating hormones, and relaxing and decreasing stress levels. When you’re due to have your baby, people also swear by it to move on labor. What’s the worst that can happen? Try it out and see if it works for you!
Avoiding toxins while trying to get pregnant is a must. This means avoiding smoking, alcohol, and any other toxins that can stop you from conceiving. It also means avoiding secondhand smoke. You could even go as far as making sure the air in your home is as pure as possible, with the help of an air purifier and some great plants. Making sure your environment is suitable is just as important as making sure your body is suitable. Ensure your home environment feels relaxing to you on top if this, to help aid that cortisol reduction we discussed earlier.
See Your GP
If you’ve tried all of these things and you’ve been patient, it could be time to see your GP. They may be able to run some tests and give you a better idea of what’s going on, so that you can take new and more effective steps towards conceiving. Don’t automatically assume the worst – sometimes, something as simple as stress can be stopping you from falling pregnant, which is why there’s an emphasis on reducing it in this guide. It may simply take a little longer for you to fall pregnant. Just relaxed and don’t get too caught up in the specifics of things to begin with!
If you have any tips that have helped you to fall pregnant in the past, make sure you leave them below. Come back soon!