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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 conceive (TTC) except in cases where your partner's sperm may be low in quality where they recommend every second day to give his sperm enough time to replenish adequately.

There are also many different vitamins and herbs that are recommended to help improve your fertility - among them being Vitamin B6 which is great for lengthening your luteal phase, Vitex which many women swear has helped them fall pregnant by balancing their hormones and evening primrose oil which can help improve your cervical mucus (which helps the sperm get to where they are going and live longer).

8 Symptoms of Pregnancy in the First Month

Symptoms of pregnancy in the first month vary among pregnant women. Women may experience more or fewer symptoms at varying frequencies. A mother might even experience symptoms not similar to her previous pregnancies.

These early signs, however, are very telling of a possible pregnancy and may help explain why a woman is suddenly experiencing changes in her body.

  1. Missed period. For most women who menstruate regularly, this is the clearest sign of pregnancy. Women who have irregular menstruation would not always become aware of their pregnancy right away if not for the occurrence of other signs.
  2. Increased appetite. You may notice feeling hungrier more often and consuming more than you usually do. You may have unexplained cravings for certain types of food and will feel very annoyed when your hunger and cravings are not satisfied.
  3. Sensitivity to certain smells. You may start noticing the smell of certain things that used to escape your notice and find some types of smell to be offensive. You may start disliking the smell of certain foods for some reason and may even feel like throwing up from it.
  4. Morning sickness. This is a classic symptom that can start as early as the first month although not every pregnant woman experiences this. Some cases of morning sickness can get so severe that the mother is unable to go about her usual tasks for the day and remain bedridden. The symptoms are milder throughout the day but can be challenging at first for some women. Women who experience severe morning sickness should make sure they stay well hydrated and try to keep the food down. When unable to do so, they must seek help.
  5. Breast tenderness. A very noticeable sign is sore, swollen, tender breasts. The body starts to produce more hormones that make the breasts larger. The nipples become more sensitive and even sore. The color also darkens.
  6. Fatigue. You may start to feel tired more often and find it hard to get up in the morning. You can possibly be not pregnant when fatigue is not accompanied by other signs. In most cases, mothers can feel lower energy levels at certain times of the day and will need to take quick breaks more frequently.
  7. Frequent trips to the bathroom. As the uterus grows to accommodate new life, other organs in the body will have less room. You may notice that you are urinating more frequently.
  8. Heartburn or Constipation. The stomach and intestines, along with the kidney will also be affected by the growth of the uterus. As it pushes up, the stomach will be forced to push its contents up as well and cause heartburn. The pressure against your bladder may make you feel the need to relieve yourself but realize that you are unable to.

Another early sign of pregnancy can be just 'feeling pregnant'. I know with both of my two that sometimes you just 'know' before the test confirms anything.


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