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Top 5 Ways to Get Pregnant

How to Get Pregnant Fast - Follow These Simple Tips Today there are so many women struggling to fall pregnant (I know because I'm one of them) and so I've searched around for the best tips I know to help you speed up the process to having a baby. So keep reading so I can show you how to get pregnant fast.

Now I'm going to assume that you don't have any medical reasons why you can't conceive such as blocked tubes or endometriosis (if you are unsure it's worth getting checked out by your doctor).

But if you are like me and the doctors can't find anything wrong with you or your partner then here are some tips to help you conceive much faster.
1. Get Healthy First off you need to make sure that you are as healthy as can be. That means eating good food, including lots of healthy fruits and vegetables and lean proteins. This goes for your partner as well - since you want to make sure that his sperm is also strong and healthy.

2. Exercise
Next you need to do some …

Getting Pregnant

There are many different methods of getting pregnant that people try to help improve their chances to conceive a baby.

And while one method might not be right for everyone, as everyone has different reasons why they are not falling pregnant, there are a few tips that you can use right now to help you fall pregnant quicker!

Knowing your ovulation day is the first step in getting pregnant fast as you are most fertile on the day that you ovulate. You can find out your ovulation day by using OPK's, charting your temperature, using saliva monitors like Maybe Baby or keep track of your cervical mucus.

Once you know your usual ovulation day (and don't just assume that it's on day 14 as this is just an average day) you can aim to start trying for your baby from around 5 days before right up to one day after your ovulation day. That should allow your partner's sperm a good chance of catching the egg.

Most doctors recommend that you have intercourse every day when trying to con…

How to conceive a girl baby (the truth!)

People have been trying to conceive a baby of their choice for years. There have been rumors and old wives tales that range from eating a rabbit’s genitals for a boy (yuk!) to eating half and apple, seeds and all for a girl.

Of course we know that the gender of a child is chosen at the moment of conception and not changed once we are pregnant, so this post will go over some of the things that you can do to help to fall pregnant with a girl baby.

There are many different methods to tell you how to conceive a girl. But by far the two most popular are the Shettles and Whelan Method.

Interestingly enough both methods contradict each other in timing (Shettles says that to have a girl you should have intercourse no sooner than 3 days before ovulation, and Whelan suggests that to get pregnant with a girl baby you should have intercourse on the day of ovulation and the day after).

So if these two popular methods are the exact opposite about when you are supposed to try and conceive a female child…

Conceiving a baby boy - Method, Food & Position

Even though you will be happy with whatever child you get, sometimes, especially if you already have a large family of all the same gender, you might be wishing to get pregnant with a boy or girl next.

There is nothing wrong with wishing for a certain gender and trying for a boy or girl baby can actually be a lot of fun so this post will go over some of the things you can do to put the odds in your favor of conceiving a boy.

There are a few different theories on gender selection so let’s look at each briefly:

The Shettles Method: Developed by Dr. Landrum Shettles this method is about timing to take advantage of the Y chromosome (male sperm) and X chromosome (female sperm) getting to the egg first. For a boy, you should have intercourse as close to the woman’s ovulation day as possible. He recommends trying for a boy around 24 hours before ovulation and up to one day after.

The Whelan Method: Elizabeth Whelan actually recommends the opposite to Shettles and says for a boy you just have …

B6 and Fertility - How To Boost Your Chances of Conceiving

Vitamin B6 has been known to increase your fertility by balancing your hormones. It’s great for lengthening your luteal phase (if you have a luteal phase defect), it can regulate your blood sugar and even has a hand in reducing your PMS.

The luteal phase is the time between ovulation and menstruation and should last over 11 days (14 days is considered optimal). However many women experience luteal phases of 10 days or less which isn’t long enough to conceive even if the egg was fertilized (it won’t get time to embed into the uterine lining).

Of course you can have too much of a good thing as well (too much B6 can be harmful) so just how much vitamin B6 do you need for optimal fertility?

Most women have good results from just 50mg of B6 per day but you can safely take up to 200 mg without any harm.

It’s a good idea to start out with the lower dose of 50mg to see if it improves your luteal phase. And increase it gradually each month.

While taking Vitamin B6 it’s also important to take a mult…