If you are a man hoping to have a baby, these conceiving tips are for you. If you are a woman who wants to get pregnant, show these conceiving tips to your husband or partner. They could do a lot to increase your chances of conceiving a child.
First, you should know that there is not necessarily a problem just because your partner does not get pregnant right away. With regular frequency of intercourse but no other measures, there is only around a one in five chance of a woman getting pregnant in any one cycle.
This means that the average couple with no fertility problems will conceive after five cycles. Remember, this is only an average. Many couples take longer, just as many couples conceive more quickly.
If you plan to have sex around the time that your partner ovulates, the chances will be increased a little. If you follow our conceiving tips at the same time, you should have a good chance of success.
So what can men do to have a better chance of conceiving a baby? The main thing is to increase the sperm count.
Sperm count is the concentration of sperm in the semen, and it varies widely between different men, or even in the same man tested at different times. The average sperm count is 120 to 350 million sperm per cubic centimeter – a huge range. It’s not considered low until it gets below 40 million.
So even a guy with a normal sperm count can do a few things to increase his chances of one of them hitting the target. Here are a few conceiving tips for increasing the count.
If you ejaculate often, your sperm count is likely to be lower because your body cannot produce replacement sperm fast enough. Try not to ejaculate for about 4 days before the peak time for conceiving in your partner’s monthly cycle.
Keeping the scrotum cool is important for sperm production. Wear boxers and loose pants. Avoid hot baths, and avoid sitting for long periods without moving. If you have a desk job, get up and walk around as often as you can.
Check your zinc levels. Zinc is vital in the production of healthy sperm. There is a simple taste test available to buy that will tell you if you are zinc deficient. Zinc is present in many meats, so this is more likely to be an issue if you are vegetarian or semi-vegetarian.
Exercise regularly. If you are overweight, try to reduce your weight. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit to increase antioxidant levels in your body. Take vitamin C supplements.
Finally, try to avoid pollutants, plastics and pesticides, which can mimic the effects of the female hormone estrogen, reducing your sperm production. Because of the effects of industrialization, sperm counts are 50% lower today than they were 50 years ago. So eat organic, avoid storing or wrapping food in plastic or using plastic bottles, protect yourself against chlorine and other chemicals at work.
If you have been trying for a baby for 8-12 months and your partner has not conceived, you should consider seeking advice. In that situation, one or both of you might have a fertility problem. There are many techniques used by medical professionals to assist with conception in cases of low fertility, so not hesitate to see your doctor if you are not having success with these conceiving tips.