Getting pregnant is not always easy and sometimes, when it takes longer than expected, it is normal to wonder why or if we are doing something wrong. Now that we are starting a new year, full of new illusions, resolutions and new routines, in today’s article we give you some easy to follow tips that can help you achieve the desired pregnancy.
Know your menstrual cycle well
Knowing for sure what your fertile days are will increase your chances of getting pregnant. These days correspond to the ovulation period and are usually between day 12 and day 16 from the first day of your period.
However, every woman is unique and this window of days can vary, so it is very helpful to use an ovulation calculator.
You will see that it is a very simple process, you just have to access one of the many ovulation calculators that you can find online and write down the first day of your last menstruation, mark how many days you usually get your period and finally how many days you are with her. The result you will receive will be the days where your fertile window is at its maximum peak.
Watch your diet
Eating a healthy diet is a key factor in helping you get pregnant. A varied and balanced diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, abundant in fruits and vegetables is ideal. In addition to your diet, it is also important to take a folic acid supplement, which is essential in the first months of pregnancy to prevent possible anomalies in the baby, such as spina bifida. Ideally you should start taking it 3 months before trying to get pregnant.
As important as knowing what to take, is knowing what to stop taking. Reducing the amount of caffeine and alcohol you drink will help you in your goal, and above all: avoid smoking and smoke-filled spaces.
Knowing when to consult a specialist
It may happen that by following all these tips you do not manage to get pregnant and you keep trying for a long time without the expected positive results. Especially if you are over 35 years old, it is important that you and your partner consult a specialist for a fertility test and discuss with your gynecologist the many options that exist to help you achieve pregnancy and fulfill your dream.