How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant

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How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant 



The first thing to know is if you and your partner are mentally prepared to have a baby and not stressing too much about it after they have made the decision to get pregnant, they can move to the next step which is conceiving, and they should remember it takes time and patience to get pregnant. Once you are ready to start a family, waiting is the last thing you want to do.

How does the process of getting pregnant work 

There are a series of hormonal changes in your body that cause an immature egg in the ovary to grow and mature. Every woman’s cycle is different and it takes about two weeks on average beginning with a woman’s menstrual period.

If the egg is fertilized by a frame during this time period, the egg will be kept traveling down towards the uterus and be implanted into the uterine lining. The key is to have sex days before and during the time of ovulation, that way the cells are in the fallopian tube when the egg is released, this makes the fertilization process easier, also sperm can survive in the female reproductive tract for up to four or five days.

What is ovulation 

It Is the release of an egg from your ovary, into your fallopian tube, which typically happens about 13-15 days before the start of your every period that is your period, and the timing of ovulation can vary from cycle to cycle and you may also have a cycle where you don’t ovulate at all. The development and release of an egg each cycle occur in response to intricate ups and downs of your reproductive hormones, which are affected by energy, nutrition, emotions, etc. 

How ovulation works 

Tiny eggs develop in sacs called follicles in your ovaries, and those follicles develop several months before they are ready to release their egg, and there are follicles at several stages of development.

Follicles undergo changes that lead up to ovulation, developing many parts and layers which have their own function, but most follicles, though, never reach ovulation, dying off during different phases of development or pre-development.

When a follicle is ready to release an egg, the egg travels out of the ovary and is taken up to the fallopian tube, and after the egg is released, it has about 12-24 hours to get fertilized by the sperm in the fallopian tube, if the egg doesn’t get fertilized by the sperm in that short window, it begins to degrade, and if it gets fertilized, it travels to the uterus over the following 6-12 days to be possible to implant a pregnancy

All these changes are the events driven forward by the cyclic changes in your reproductive hormones, which control the selection and development of your follicles, the release of each egg, and the preparation of your uterus for possible implementation.

How to get naturally pregnant in your late 30s or 40s

Don’t worry, you are not too late”

Sometimes it just can’t be planned and isn’t within your control — it could take a long time to find the right partner, you might have been trying to get pregnant for years with your first, or you might be experiencing secondary infertility. Or perhaps you were prioritizing your career or didn’t see having a baby as something that you wanted to do earlier. 

Feeling ready to have a baby is a deeply personal choice. Studies show that women’s ovarian reserve goes down significantly after 37 years old, but there are many reasons why you might be trying for a baby at this age. You might be trying for your first baby or you might want to add an additional member to the family.

Many women over the age of 37 conceive and have healthy pregnancies. What changes after 37 are the odds of getting pregnant. The odds are lower than a few years before. After age 37 fertility begins to reduce rapidly and at age 40 your chances of conceiving are just over 20%. Many women think that when menopause starts this will stop them from conceiving naturally so they have until then to conceive, but the number and quality of eggs can actually start to decline 15 years before menopause starts.  

Some Home Remedies to Help You Get Pregnant faster 

Home remedial measures that may help you get pregnant and fulfill your dream of becoming a parent. Though there are no full-proof home remedies that are guaranteed to lead to conception, the following ways may help you to conceive faster.

Vitamin D

A lack of Vitamin D in your body may lead to infertility and even miscarriage among women who may have lost a previous pregnancy. Vitamin D is a very important nutrient for the body: it strengthens bones, teeth, and muscles, and improves calcium absorption.   The best way to get Vitamin D into your system is by basking in the early morning sunlight for 10 minutes (but be sure to apply sunscreen!), or you can even eat vitamin D-rich foods such as egg yolk and cheese. However, make sure not to take too much Vitamin D, as that can have an adverse impact as well.

Holy Basil

Holy basil has been used to cure various medical ailments and health conditions. Consumption of holy basil has also proved effective in curing female infertility. Few leaves of holy basil (three to four) can be chewed daily, followed by a glass of milk to improve your chances of getting pregnant. Alternatively, the seeds of basil can be eaten to enhance fertility.


Chasteberry is very beneficial for women who struggle with hormonal imbalance. Increased prolactin levels in the body due to hormonal imbalance may lead to infertility. Consumption of chaste berry helps to combat PCOS and improve ovulation. Take a spoonful of dried chaste berry and infuse it for 10 minutes in boiling water. Drink this tea once a day for a few weeks to enhance fertility.

Fennel and Butter

This combination is ideal to improve fertility in women who are overweight or heavy. You may take fennel powder (approximately 6 grams) and mix it with 2 parts of pure butter and consume this mixture for three to four months.

Some Additional Tips To Keep In Mind While Conceiving 

Limit your caffeine intake.

Consuming high amounts of caffeine hinders the absorption of iron in the blood, and it may also cause dehydration. Collectively, these things may lead to infertility issues in women, which can result in problems conceiving and risks of miscarriage or preterm labor.

2. Avoid sugar.

Sugar is found in carbohydrates. Eating more than the required amounts of sugar may lead to disrupted insulin levels in the body. A carbohydrate-rich diet creates insulin resistance in the body and may cause problems if you are planning to conceive. Switch to natural sweeteners or fruits as a healthy substitute for sugar.

3. Drink adequate water. 

You should drink good amounts of water if you are planning to have a baby. Water not only keeps the uterus healthy but also helps in increasing cervical mucus. The sperms  

Be healthy and fit.

It is very important to exercise every day. If you are on the heavier side of the scale, it might be a good idea to lose some weight, as it would improve your chances of getting pregnant. However, if you are underweight, you may have problems with ovulation. Maintain a healthy and fit body, as it improves your chances of getting pregnant.

5. Sleep well.

It is very important that you sleep well, for the proper functioning of all your internal organs. Irregular or erratic sleeping habits may take a toll on your hormones. A disrupted hormonal balance may lead to problems in conception.

6. Keep stress away.

Stress may lead to many health complications and problems, and conceiving is one of them. Increased levels of stress may impact the hormones that are responsible for releasing the egg from the ovaries. Therefore, stress may lead to delayed ovulation or no ovulation at all.


In general, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the most effective way to boost fertility for both men and women. Although it is unclear whether this can counteract the natural decline in fertility with age, it may delay the onset of menopause. There are also many effective medical therapies available that can increase the chance of a successful pregnancy.


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