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Don’t Lose Hope: What to Do If You’re Having Trouble Getting Pregnant

Getting pregnant is not as easy as many people think. In fact, it is estimated that 10 percent of couples struggle with infertility. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do if you are having trouble getting pregnant.

Use an Ovulation Calculator

The best time for you to get pregnant is around the time that you ovulate. An egg will only live 12 to 24 hours after it is released from the ovaries. Sperm can live inside of the cervical track for 5 to 7 days. You can get an idea of when you ovulate by keeping track of your temperature and cervical mucus. You can also use an ovulation calculator.

Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Your chances of conceiving will be a lot greater if you live a healthy lifestyle. Make sure that you follow a diet plan that is high in fruits and vegetables. The nutrients in fruits an vegetables support a healthy reproductive system. It is also important to get regular exercise. Aim for 30 minutes per day.

Even though exercise is good for you, you do not want to overdo a good thing. Excessive exercise can lead to an irregular menstrual cycle, which can make it more difficult for you to conceive.

See a Gynecologist

It is normal for couples to try several months before they are able to conceive. In fact, some people take up to one year to conceive. However, if you have been trying to conceive for over a year and have not had any luck, then it is time for you to see a gynecologist. You may have an underlying health condition that needs to be treated. There are also fertility treatments that can be used to boost your chances of conceiving.

Consider Adoption

There are millions of children in this country who are in need of a good home. That is why if you have not been able to conceive a child on your own, then adoption is something that you may want to consider. By working with an adoption agency like A Child’s Dream or someone similar, you will be able to give a child a loving home and get the family that you want.

Conceiving a child can be difficult, but you can boost your chances of conceiving by using an ovulation calculator. You can also live a healthy lifestyle and consult with a gynecologist. Additionally, you may want to consider adoption.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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