Most people get pregnant without much effort. But considering that a woman under 30 years of age, when she is most fertile, has only about a 20% chance of conceiving every month of trying, it’s not always the best idea to leave it entirely to luck, especially when you’ve been trying for some time. Here are some tips to improve your chances of getting pregnant:
● Time It Right
You may have previously thought you can get pregnant literally any time and with just one attempt, but in reality it is much more complicated for many. Human physiology can be complicated as well. You don’t necessarily get pregnant with just one attempt, especially when the timings are off. If you want to increase your odds of getting pregnant, you have to get the timing of sex right.
Women are most fertile when they are ovulating. Traditionally, it is said that the best chances of conceiving is three to five days before ovulation and the day of ovulation. In reality, the best time to have the baby dance is when a woman sees fertile cervical mucus (FCM) that looks like clear sticky stretchy raw egg whites which may happen for several days. This is because the (FCM)not only helps sperm swim up to the fallopian tubes where it can fertilize the ovulating egg but it also provides a more hospitable alkaline environment to keep them alive which is not the case on infertile days of the month.
● Make Lifestyle Changes
Quit smoking and drinking if you do, reduce your caffeine intake, maintain a healthy weight, and avoid too much strenuous exercise (and oppositely, avoid being sedentary) to increase your odds of getting pregnant naturally. Also, ensure you’re taking a healthy diet with all the essential nutrients your body needs to function at its best. You can also consult a healthcare professional regarding supplements that may assist in conception and ideally get appropriate blood test requisitions to see if you are lacking in any micronutrients such as vitamins B12, D and design a healthcare regimen that is right for you.
● Try Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that has shown great results in improving fertility in both women and men.
In men, acupuncture helps improve the quality and quantity of sperm, whereas, in women, it helps regulate fertility hormones, increase blood supply to ovaries to improve egg quality, and optimize the uterine environment for conception and implantation. Research shows that acupuncture also helps reduce stress while struggling to conceive.
Alive Holistic Health Clinic, located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, has an excellent track record of using acupuncture for fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum. Our traditional Chinese medicine experts have not just helped healthy individuals conceive, but we also have countless success stories of pregnancies where couples struggled with various health problems that reduced their fertility. Not only do we help those trying to conceive naturally, we also offer acupuncture for IVF and IUI support to increase the chances of its success.
If you’re looking to get help with improving your fertility but do not want to go for medications or scientific procedures (as of yet), acupuncture can be a great alternative. And if you’re looking for a reliable place to get acupuncture for fertility in Toronto, you won’t find a better option than Alive Holistic Health Clinic. Don’t delay! Dial (416) 591-1535 to book an appointment with our acupuncture fertility specialist.