How to conceive? Guaranteed tips for conception
Reached the stage of life when you're ready for a new addition to the family? Then you’ll definitely want some tips to help you conceive. In women, ovulation and calculating the window play a major role, and in men, a healthy lifestyle. Here are some guaranteed tips to promote pregnancy and rapid conception. Just follow a few simple tips and your baby will be soon be on its way.
How to conceive – tips for couples who are having difficulty
Nowadays an increasing number of couples are having problems conceiving and are faced with the question of what they can do to help them conceive. Sometimes modern medicine can help, mainly due to the possibilities of IVF,or in vitro fertilisation. Before you decide to undergo assisted reproduction, it's worth trying out the tried-and-tested advice of our grandmothers.
The key to success is the correct calculation of ovulation and one's fertile window. In order for a woman to get pregnant, it is not necessary to have sex every day, but to target the days on which the sperm can successfully connect with the egg. Calculating the window is not complicated; it can be easily read from regularly updated data. Nowadays there are calculators for determining ovulation; these are available on the Internet or as a smartphone app.
If a woman has a regular menstrual cycle that lasts 28 days, ovulation occurs about 14 days after menstruation. The ideal time to conceive is approximately 3 days before and 3 days after ovulation. The number of days for which a woman ovulates and is able to conceive depends, of course, on the individual.
How to support ovulation?
If you are trying but failing to conceive, medicines, herbs and some foods and drinks can help. If you decide to take medication or hormonal treatment, your gynaecologist or doctor from the reproductive clinic will help you to choose the most suitable option. But there are also natural aids to promote pregnancy. For example, you can try one of the herbs that have been used since ancient times.
Common lady's mantle – a powerful panacea for all female problems
Lemon balm – regulates the menstrual cycle and stimulates the uterus
Chamomile – supports the functioning and activity of the female reproductive organs
Sage – a natural variant of oestrogen (female hormones)
Tea mixtures that promote fertility
What to avoid?
Men in particular should focus on their own lifestyle when trying to conceive with their partner. Alcohol, smoking and drugs should be avoided when trying to conceive. Good food and plenty of sleep are also recommended. Last but not least, it pays to eliminate some risk factors. These mainly include overheating of the testicles, which causes poorer sperm production and motility. Would-be fathers should therefore wear looser underwear and trousers and skip hot baths or saunas.
Some experts also do not recommend the use of lubricating gels when planning conception. Although they may be beneficial in some cases for improving the quality of sexual intercourse, they can adversely affect sperm motility and viability.
If the "grandmother’s advice" doesn't help, it's time to find a specialist. Problems with conception can be caused by a variety of infections, inflammation, temporary or chronic illnesses, and other health issues. An experienced doctor will suggest the most suitable treatment and give you other advice that is exactly tailored to your situation and current state of health.
*This article is translated from Czech original to English language by translation agency Marvel, s. r. o.