Trying to Conceive? 2 Things to Watch For

When you’re trying to conceive a new baby, it’s important to learn your own body so you know when it’s going to be most receptive to getting pregnant. Far too many women take a ‘shot-gun’ approach and this is what often leads to difficulties with having success. 

Your body gives some good indications of when it is the best time to really keep trying to conceive, so by recognizing these, you can be sure you maximize this short time span each month.

Here are the two signs to watch for.

Learn Your Ovulation Signs

Next up on the list on how to increase your chances of getting pregnant is learning to recognize your ovulation signs. Since you only have a limited time period each month to actually get pregnant, maximizing this short time period will be your primary aim.

For most women, ovulation will take place around 14 days after their cycle has stopped (based on a 28 day cycle).

Since sperm can live for five days inside a woman’s body, your best bet is to start having sex three days or so before ovulation is set to take place, and then for the week of ovulation (day 14-21). This will give you the best chance of getting pregnant as quickly as possible.

Monitor Your Body Temperature

The second big thing you’ll want to do to increase your chances of getting pregnant is to monitor your body temperature first thing upon waking. You should see a slight drop in body temperature at a certain time over the course of the month, which is another signal that ovulation is taking place.

Usually, you will experience a spike right before this, making the high-low contrast stand out that much more. 

While this technique will require a few months for you to learn the body’s signals, it’s still a great way to promote pregnancy.

So, if you’re antsy to bring a child into this world, be sure you’re keeping these tips in mind when trying to conceive.  You should always also have a general check-up with your doctor to make sure everything is right from a physiological standpoint and get the go ahead to being trying.

Your doctor may be able to provide additional tips on the best ways to go about trying to conceive, so be sure you thoroughly discuss options with him or her. If you need trying to conceive, think about signing up to my free email newsletter on my website.