While you can’t hurry nature, there are some things you can do to improve your chances of getting pregnant! Find out about these fertility enhancing tips and more, to speed up the process of conceiving - or to reduce the chances of a delay.
How Long Does It Take To Get Pregnant?
When you’re in your 20s, it may be easier to conceive than when you are in your 30s or early 40s. When you are 25 years old you have a 20% chance of getting pregnant in 3 months of trying. At age 35, this dips to a 12% chance in 3 months and at age 40 it is around 7%. In general, 92% of women aged 19 to 26 will conceive in about 1 year, while 90% of women aged 35 to 39 conceive in 2 years. But you can do some things to improve the odds in your favour.
Get A Check-Up!
A full health check can tell you if there are any health conditions or problems that might cause a delay in your process of getting pregnant. By taking action early, you will save precious weeks or months. For instance, an untreated thyroid problem, hormonal imbalances, fibroids, or PCOS might cause your menstrual cycles to be irregular. Your doctor may be able to prescribe medication or other treatment to help regularize your cycles and improve the chances of conceiving.
Stop Smoking And Drinking Alcohol
Stop smoking and drinking if you do either as this can adversely affect fertility and make it take longer to get pregnant.
Get To A Healthy Body Weight
Try to lose weight if you are overweight or gain weight to get to a healthy body weight if you are underweight, being underweight or overweight both affect your ability to conceive.
Try and reorganize your life so that it is less stressful. Take time off to unwind. Learn some relaxation techniques or take up meditation, yoga, tai-chi or exercise to beat stress. As one study found, women who were highly stressed took about 29% longer to conceive than their peers who were less stressed.
Make Use Of Ovulation Tests
It is important to know your menstrual cycle to time things correctly. Improve the accuracy of determining your day of ovulation with the help of an ovulation kit. This reduces the element of chance around timing it right for when you are most fertile. Find out more about finding out your ovulation date.
Getting pregnant will take some concerted effort to make time for intercourse at the right time of month. To improve your chances to get pregnant it is ideal to time it around your ovulation date, but if, for some reason, you are unable to do this, you can also try to have sexual intercourse every 2 to 3 days.
Check If You Are Pregnant!
This is the last but most significant step in your journey to getting pregnant. Keep a reliable pregnancy test kit at home to find out if you have conceived. The MamaXpert Pregnancy Test Kit gives you accurate results and is convenient to use anytime, anywhere. It measures the levels of pregnancy hormone HCG in your urine to determine if you are pregnant. Unlike the long wait for lab test results, with this home pregnant test kit you get the results in a few minutes, making it easier on you!
Get your Mamaxpert Pregnancy Kit to check if you are pregnant. Learn more about the full range of Mamaxpert products that can help you through your pregnancy and beyond.