If you are trying to get pregnant, it is important to stop stressing or turning your efforts into a job. Try taking some yoga or belly dancing classes to get in touch with your body, recommends the Baby Center website. If you feel sexy, you will exude this energy to your partner. Having sex, after all, is how you are going to get pregnant. Don’t worry if it is taking longer than you like. The average wait for most couples who are trying to conceive is one year, according to Go Ask Alice, the health services website of Columbia University.
Make Sex Fun
If you are not having sex, you are not going to get pregnant. Determine some ways to make things more interesting, perhaps by changing the location from the normal place you have intercourse, changing sexual positions, wearing sexy lingerie or even using props. Thinking about work, laundry or worst yet, trying to conceive, is not conducive to getting pregnant. You need to relax, according to the Baby Center website. If you have a problem climaxing, find the courage to tell your partner what you like. If you are too embarrassed, try reading a book together and pointing out certain techniques that you might like. Also, steer clear of antihistamines, because they tend to cause vaginal dryness.
Get your body in tip-top shape by eating the right foods and avoiding others. You should stop drinking alcohol if you are trying to conceive, because if you do conceive, alcohol can harm the developing fetus. Caffeine should be avoided if you are trying to get pregnant. Limit your consumption to 2 cups a day. What you should eat are nutritious foods, such as whole grains, in place of refined carbohydrates. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Eat low-mercury fish that contains omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, catfish, shrimp or canned light–not white–tuna. If you don’t eat fish, take flax seeds. Get enough iron in the form of eating red meat or taking a multivitamin.
Strengthen Your Abs
If you have strong abs going into pregnancy, you will prevent back pain during your pregnancy, and you will have an easier labor, according to the Baby Center website. Do crunches to tone your abs. The proper way to do them is to draw your belly button in toward your spine, says Julie Tupler, R.N. The way to do this is to push your belly out when you breathe in and bring the belly to your spine when you breathe out. To work the core properly, you need to hold the belly button to the inner spine and keep it there.
Trying to pinpoint when you are ovulating is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, according to Go Ask Alice. But, there are some signs, such as a change in your cervical fluid. When you are ovulating, your fluid is more slippery. You may also have an increased discharge just before you ovulate. Other ovulation signs include mild cramps, tender breasts, bloating, a small rise in body temperature and an increased sex drive.
Signs of Pregnancy
Signs of pregnancy include tender breasts, darkening of the areolas, food cravings, fatigue, nausea, spotting-type bleeding from implantation, bloating, frequent urination, a missed period and an elevated body temperature for more than 18 days. Take a home pregnancy test a week after you missed your period to confirm your pregnancy. If you take it any earlier, you might get a false negative.
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