Another way to help improve conception is by giving up taking drugs, alcohol, and smoking. Smoking and taking drugs can lead to miscarriages, premature birth, and low birthweight babies. Smoking can affect your fertility rate also and lower your husbands sperm count. Second hand smoke can also lower your chances of getting pregnant. Over indulgence in caffeine can also be a big no no. Too much caffeine while pregnant can reduce your ability to absorb iron, and increase your risk for stillbirth. When you are ready to conceive a baby, start weaning yourself off of coffee, tea, and sodas.
Maintaining a healthy weight while pregnant is essential and can also increase your chances of conceiving. Women whose Body Mass Index is below 20 or above 30 have a harder time getting pregnant. So a Body Mass Index in between these numbers can make it easier to conceive. You can start by eating healthy. Get rid off all the unnecessary junk food in your refrigerator and replace it with health foods. Your body is going to need nutrients and nutrients help a healthy pregnancy. Create and most importantly, follow an exercise program. Start and stick to a fitness plan. Healthy exercise programs include 20 to 60 minutes of aerobic activity. This can be walking, weight training, cycling, and even muscle training. Two to three days a week. Keep in mind too that exercising while pregnant is healthy and recommended.
Knowing when you ovulate can help increase your chances of getting pregnant. Some women simply choose to stop using birth control when they are ready to get pregnant, and when it happens it happens. Others like to pinpoint their ovulation day. Start charting your basal body temperature and the changes in your cervical mucus. Tracking these symptoms over several months can help you to determine when you ovulate each month. Ovulation predictor kits can also help you figure out when you're ovulating. It detects hormones in your urine that signal that ovulation is about to occur. By taking certain steps and precautions your chances of conceiving a healthy baby is very likely.