Share your fertility tips for moms wanting another pregnancy
When a mom is ready to have another baby, she may find that getting pregnant again is trickier than she experienced the first time around. What are some tips you can give moms to help increase their likelihood of getting pregnant?
I was told by my fertility-specialist OB that, based on their standard hormone-level testings, it was "highly, highly unlikely...we aren't allowed to say 'impossible'" that I would be able to get pregnant when I was 41 and wanting a third child. I took the test results to a highly-recommended acupuncturist who specializes in women's health issues and asked her opinion. She said she could "definitely work with those numbers." Six months later I was pregnant with my now-6-year old son. Three years later, at the age of 44, I sought her help again. I'd just had a surprise pregnancy that was ectopic. I was perimenopausal and sad. Our dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes were designed to balance my hormones so I would feel better. And I happily wound up pregnant with my 4th child.
My top tips are to eat 'clean,' get regular exercise, get good sleep, relax, be open to options that might perhaps be outside your normal range of thinking. And patience. And I am a huge advocate of Chinese medicine :)
Well from what I have read get healthy -NOT smoking, not drinking, maintaining a good BMI, healthy diet, vitamins, exercise, cut back on harsh chemical exposures, etc. Also make sure your man is healthy too --and that he wears loose fitting underwear like boxers and no baths/saunas/jacuzzi's etc. starting at least 2months prior to when you want to start trying to conceive. I have also read a lot a of great reviews on the Clearblue Easy Digital ovulation test --- which when we start ttc again in January I will definitely be using. Here is a link with the reviews if you wanna check it out. Best of luck! :-D http://www.amazon.com/Clearblue-Digital-Ovulation-20-Packaging/dp/B002VLYAOI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322690235&sr=8-1
Google "basal body temperature." Basically it's charting your body's temperature (normally with a regular thermometer) just after waking in the morning. You chart it and you should be able to notice a spike in your temperature. The spike is related to you ovulating and is the best time to try to get pregnant. I got pregnant with my oldest daughter (only one I tried to get pregnant with, lol) that way the very first time I tried. Even my widwife I was seeing recommended that method.
A woman's fertile days are the 11th through the 17th days of her cycle. Start counting the first day of your period as day one. Then have relations on the 11th through the 17th days of cycle. These are the days you are most likely to conceive. You need not have relations on all those day but maybe in the middle of that one week when you are at your most fertile.