Get On The Fast-Track To Pregnancy
Wouldn’t it be nice if the process of conceiving a baby was easier? If only there were things you could invest in or steps you could take that would put you and your body on the fast-track to pregnancy. You’re in luck-- there are! Here are five must-haves you should invest in to help you with conception.
Ovulation calculator or thermometer
One of the hardest things to track when trying to conceive is ovulation. And since most women release an egg once each menstrual cycle, there are only a few days of each month one can actually get pregnant. So figuring out when you're cycling is key. An ovulation test is available at your local drugstore and will help you make sense of the whole process.
Folic acid pills
Ensuring you get enough folic acid is vitally important to the health of you and your fetus during pregnancy. Not only will it stave off neural-tube defects, it helps protect your uterus from reproductive issues-- meaning the sooner you start taking folic acid, the easier conceiving may actually become.
A way to relax
If you're stressed, the likelihood that you'll be able to conceive drops exponentially. Which is why gynecologists and doctors tell women who are trying to get pregnant to take up activities that de-stress and reduce anxiety. This could include exercise like running or yoga, as well as activities like meditation and journaling.
A physical with your doctor
The healthier you are, the easier it will be for you to conceive. Not only that, you'll be healthier throughout your pregnancy-- meaning your baby will benefit, too. Talk to your doctor about what areas of your health need improving (whether it's your dietary habits or your blood pressure), then make the necessary changes you need to improve your lifestyle habits.
Books on pregnancy
When trying to get pregnant, one of the most important things you can do is to inform yourself about what to expect from pregnancy and the childbirth process. This will help reduce some of the anxiety you may feel about the "unknowns" of having a baby and will also give you helpful tips and tricks to make your pregnancy feel more personal.
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