Trying to get pregnant? For some, it happens immediately. For others, not so much. Here are some tips you might not be taking advantage of!
See a Doctor - They make give you prenatal vitamins, and you will want to make sure your body is in its best shape for your next adventure. Also, if you are on birth control, they may tell you to wait several months before trying to conceive.
Get to Know Your Body - Can you tell when you're ovulating? Some lucky ladies get cramping on the side they are ovulating from. If you don't cramp, look for a change in your vaginal secretion. It will be thicker, clear, stretchy (so attractive) and there will be more of it.
Change in Body Temperature - There is a slight increase in your resting body temperature (basal temperature) when you ovulate. Right when you wake up in the morning, take your temperature. Keep track of it and look for patterns over time, this will help you learn your ovulation cycle.
Maximize Fertility - Don't drink or smoke, this will decrease your fertility.
Reduce Caffeine Intake - Having too much caffeine can reduce fertility. Try to keep it to less than 200 mg of caffeine a day, that is about 1-2 cups of coffee.
Stay Healthy - Maintain a healthy weight. Don't get stressed out. I've known tons of people who were trying to get pregnant for years. Then, they stopped trying and got pregnant within the month!
Positions - There is not a "best" sex position for getting pregnant. But, during missionary, you can put a pillow under you to tilt your pelvis up and help the little swimmers get through your cervix.
HAVE SEX! - OH DARN! You have to have sex a lot! Once you figure out your ovulation cycle, try to have sex before, during and after you're ovulating. The egg can be fertilized for 12-24 hours after it is released. Sperm can live inside you for up to 5 days. So, you want to make sure those guys are in there when your egg is released.
As my husband so romantically puts it: "Sperm in vagina during ovulation."