- Fertility & Reproductive Systems
How to Get Pregnant
EAT 'GET PREGNANT' FOOD
If you want to get pregnant and you're overweight, you may have a problem. Women who are overweight are often low in the important nutrients required for their reproductive system to run efficiently. B vitamins and Zinc are extremely important and if you're eating a lot of 'tan' food; i.e. bread, fried food, potatoes, cookies or doughnuts, you're probably not eating fresh fruits and veggies. This means you're not getting the vital nutriants your body needs to reproduce. Replace white bread with healthy whole grain bread and cereals to add B vitamins. Strawberries, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are excellent sources of zinc, The darker the colors on your plate and the more varied the color, the healthier the food. For instance a bowl of fresh strawberries, blueberries and pineapple along with a handfull of nuts and seeds is a fantastic way to boost your chances of getting pregnant. Zinc is important to a healthy sex drive as well, and you can't get pregnant if you're too tired to have sex. Try iliminating white flour, sugar(switch from soda to water) and fried foods from your diet for two weeks and see how much better you feel. Gradually improve your diet by adding things like brown rice, quinoa (a grain hight in protein and vitamins), fish and chicken and gradually wean yourself off of red meat. This will improve your sex drive and your chances of not only getting pregnant, but of having a healtheir pregnancy and baby!
FORGET ABOUT IT!
My Mom tried to get pregnant for several years without success. I was about ten years old at the time and still remember my parents talking about it when they thought I was asleep. Finally, they sort of quit trying, redecorated the house and we took a trip out west. We were half-way home from our trip when Mom became very ill and we stayed in a Motel for several nights because she couldn't stop throwing up. Yep, you guessed it; she was pregnant with my sister. I've heard similar stories over the years and it seems like the stress and anxiety involved in checking your temperature, trying to get pregnant at the 'right' time and so on seems to actually cut back your chances. So, my first suggestion is to try to relax and focus on other aspects of your life - get a hobby, volunteer, plant a garden - anything to help you bring more balance into your life.
COOL YOUR BOYS!
Another part of getting pregnant is your partner's sperm count. Sperm are killed off by heat, which means a lower sperm count when it's hot out. Buy your guy some boxer shorts and encourage him to 'be cool'. This sounds crazy, but I know at least two couples who got pregnant after the switch from briefs to boxers was made! Keep your 'boys' cool!