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Try to keep sperm where it needs to be for at least 20 minutes after intercourse. There are a few things you can do to help sperm stay inside the uterus. After sex, stay in bed for around 20 minutes and prop a pillow under your hips to keep semen from leaking back out. You can also use an Instead Soft Cup to keep sperm close to the cervix. Instead Soft Cups are not approved by the FDA as a fertility aid. Still, many women use them after sex as a way to keep sperm close to the cervix.
When you are trying to conceive, you should try to have the best baby-making sex possible. The right position, frequency, and timing are important for optimizing your chance of getting pregnant. Having regular sex, at least three times a week, is one of the best ways to make sure that you are having enough sex at the right time to conceive. Have sex in positions that help sperm to get closest to the cervix. The missionary position is one of the best positions for conception. If possible, have sex when you are 2 days away from ovulating and continue having sex until a day after you ovulate. You can use an ovulation prediction kit, fertility chart, or ovulation calendar to help you determine when you ovulate.
One of the easiest ways that you can boost your fertility is to exercise regularly. Exercise improves your fertility in several ways. First, it helps you to maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight or underweight, this can impact your fertility. It also reduces stress and improves the blood flow to your reproductive organs. Better circulation helps your ovaries and uterus to function better, increasing your overall fertility.
If you have been trying to conceive for a while, you may be looking for some natural things you can do to give your fertility a boost. If you have been trying for longer than a year, you will want to consult your doctor for help. However, if it’s been less than a year, some natural remedies may be just what you need to help you get pregnant. Here are 10 natural things you can do to improve your fertility.
Now is the time to quit bad habits like smoking, drinking, and caffeine. If you drink caffeine, limit it to around two cups of coffee per day. Much more than this can negatively affect your fertility. Smoking can decrease a woman’s egg quality. It also may affect her hormone levels, which can keep her from ovulating or decrease her fertility. It’s best to avoid alcohol when you are trying to conceive. If you do drink, drink no more than 2 drinks a week. Two should be okay, but excessive drinking has been linked to a decrease in fertility.
Some herbs may be helpful to women trying to conceive. Evening primrose oil (EPO) is an oil made from the evening primrose wildflower. It may aid in fertility by helping to soften and open up the cervix so that sperm can pass through more easily. It also helps to improve the quality of cervical mucus. Red raspberry leaf helps build up the lining of the uterus, making implantation easier, and it may be beneficial for women with a luteal phase defect as it can help lengthen the luteal phase. Chaseteberry, another herb, has been used to treat menstrual problems and may help women with fertility issues, particularly if they have irregular cycles. The herb may strengthen ovulation and improve the functioning of the corpus luteum (a yellow cyst that is responsible for progesterone production during the second half of the menstrual cycle).
You’ve probably been told by somebody to “just relax” if you want to get pregnant. Stress may have an impact on fertility. Although we are not clear on how it affects fertility, some studies have shown that relaxation therapy and stress reduction may help improve your chances of getting pregnant. Some things you can do to help with stress reduction include yoga, meditation, exercise, and using relaxation techniques like visualization and progressive muscle relaxation.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that may improve the function of the ovaries and uterus. An acupuncturist places tiny needles into specific locations (acupuncture points) to relieve stress or other conditions. The ancient Chinese believed that the body has channels of energy (meridians) that flow through the body. If any of these channels get blocked, it can affect your mental or physical health. Scientists don’t know exactly how acupuncture helps with fertility, but they think it may improve the blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, which helps the reproductive organs to function better.
Drinking water will help your body to be better hydrated, and hydration is important for quality cervical mucus. Cervical mucus is what nourishes and transports sperm through the vagina, uterus, and up to the fallopian tubes where it can fertilize the egg. Adding a little lemon to your water may help even more. Lemons are loaded in antioxidants which are great for your body. They are also an alkalinizing food. Drinking lemon water may improve the pH balance of your vagina, making it friendlier to sperm. Add about half a lemon to some warm water and sip on it throughout the day.
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