3 Things To Do When Trying To Get Pregnant

3 Things To Do When Trying To Get Pregnant

  • Fertility Specialist

For some women, pregnancy seems to miraculously occur within weeks of making the decision to have a baby – or even without deciding at all! For others, however, it may not be quite so easy. If you’re trying to fall pregnant and need some ideas to speed things along, here are some tips to consider.

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1. Book A Pre-Conception Consultation

An appointment with an obstetrics and gynaecology clinic like ours can be an important first step towards successfully conceiving. This pre-conception consultation will allow you to find out how ready your body is to bear a baby. It is important to check that your immunisations are up-to-date, and if you are not immune to Rubella (German measles), vaccination prior to pregnancy is advised.  Folic acid supplementation prior to conception is also important to prevent neural tube defects (e.g. spina bifida).

You’ll also be able to discuss what steps you can take to increase your odds of falling pregnant. Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology offers infertility investigations as well, so you can determine if there may be anything with you or your partner that might be a barrier to getting pregnant the traditional way.

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2. Schedule Your Conception

Track your ovulation as accurately as you can when trying to fall pregnant. Once you’ve worked out a general pattern, you can schedule your attempts at conception to coincide with your most fertile time periods: typically the day of your ovulation and the three days prior.

However, making love based on a timetable may not be so romantic, and may add stress to the relationship whilst trying to conceive.  Furthermore, it is sometimes not possible to accurately track ovulation.  So the best advice is to have regular unprotected intercourse in trying to conceive naturally.

3. Strengthen Your Partner’s Sperm

It takes two to tango, and it definitely takes two to create a baby. There are a number of things your man can do to give his sperm an extra edge. Lifestyle changes your partner can make to help things along include:

  • Reducing alcohol intake
  • Cutting back on (or preferably quitting) cigarettes
  • Boosting his diet to include more zinc, calcium, vitamin C and other essential nutrients.

Care Fertility GreenslopesAs mentioned, the best first step you can take is having an appointment with an experienced OB/GYN. Please contact us to book your consultation or simply call us on 1300 464 464 to discuss your needs with our friendly staff.

Dr Ken Law is a Brisbane Obstetrician specialising in the management of pregnancy and delivery.  For more information and to discuss your specific situation, please contact Dr Ken Law to arrange a consultation at Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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