There are some women who are very fertile and can become pregnant without any trouble at all. On the other hand, there are some women that are not able to become pregnant so easily. This is where fertility and pregnancy supplements come in handy. In addition, following these basic steps will help you to understand when you are the most fertile and when you need to seek medical assistance with infertility.
First of all- it should be a no-brainer- but if you are currently using any form of birth control, you must quit using it. The medical community recommends that you wait at least three full cycles to allow your body to adjust before becoming pregnant.
Before you become pregnant, start taking a prenatal. Physicians recommend that women get 400 micrograms of folic acid every day at least one month before they try to become pregnant and at least 600 micrograms after they conceive. Research has proven that this reduces the risk of neural tube defects by around 70 percent.
Make sure that you have a healthy diet and if necessary, supplement that diet with herbal supplements. Some of the things that are good for maintaining hormonal balance are: B6, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. These are all typically included in a good prenatal vitamin as well as in many fruits and veggies. In addition, herbal supplements such as black cohosh, ginkgo biloba, raspberry leaf, chamomile, licorice root, and saw palmetto are good for balancing hormones.
Take some time to learn your body and when you are ovulating. For most women, it’s right in the middle of their cycle- about 2 weeks before their next period. There are many ways that you can determine when you are ovulating, from checking cervical mucus, to checking your BBT, to using an ovulation predictor kit.
Make sure that you are having unprotected sex on a regular basis around the time of your ovulation. Since the sperm cells are able to survive in your reproductive tract for a few days, it’s a good idea to have sex every day for a few days leading up to and the day after you ovulate.