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How to Get Pregnant

Updated on May 13, 2009


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!


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.


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!


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      Amber 6 years ago

      hi, im 22 yrs old, and my husband and I are trying to get pregnat, weve been trying for a yr. now, with no luck. Im thinking about trying out a product called Pre-Seed, if any of you women have tried that and have it work pls let me know, also, i am in shape, i have been taking my prenatal vitamins, and am healthy, im not sure y i cant get pregnant.

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      Victoria 7 years ago

      i just lost 2 babies in the past 2 years , Im married and would love to have kids, one was miscarried and the other an ectopic. What can I do to boost up my fertility, and does excersice help to get pregnet? what are some things to boost his sperm count?

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      kerry-anne 7 years ago

      im 16, been with my boyfriend 2 years, we have our own place and moneys good. Now we are trying for a baby to complete our wounderful life, only trouble is i think i cant have children, me and my boyfriend have been trying now for a few months and no luck, i have very painful periods that are regular and im always moody, i dont know if this has something to do with me not getting pregnant but when me and my boyfriend have sex when he ejaculates it just run back out so im worried that the sperm doesnt even reach my eggs to fertilise hope this makes sence and will love it if someone helps me... thankyou =)

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      DAlfor 8 years ago from Redmond, WA

      NocturNalis' right. It really pays to exercise and be fit before trying to get pregnant. Not only does this help in conception, but also with avoiding possible birth defects.

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      NocturNalis78 8 years ago from Baguio City, Philippines

      Even beyond nutrition, people need to get off the couch and walk at the absolute bare minimum. I believe that couples should only attemp at conceiving a child when both are in good physical condition (proper nutrition plus exercise), reducing the chances of passing on defective genes. Sure, if nutrition improves it will increase the chances of conception but if the woman is still overweight, other complications can arise. The overweight issue should be addressed first, BEFORE becoming pregnant. Good info btw.

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      Pat Merewether 8 years ago from Michigan

      Why or why would you want to get pregnant at 16?

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      Jefania 8 years ago

      im 16

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      Pat Merewether 8 years ago from Michigan

      If any of you get pregnant soon - let me know!! =}

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      kay 8 years ago

      sophia try to only have sex 3 times a week only once a day because the more your husband has sex hes not as fretile , so just 3 times a week and make sure you check when you ovulating ,and make sure you have sex thos 3 days your ovulating ! : )and

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      joann 8 years ago

      im 22 years old

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      sophia 8 years ago

      i have a year trying to get pregnant but i just dont know whats going on with us we thing we cant have babies i would like to know whats going on if my husband and i have sex everyday even two or three times a day so wats wrong how come i cant get pregnant

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      Pat Merewether 9 years ago from Michigan

      Try to eat more foods rich in B vitamins and minerals. Avacados, Brazil Nuts, blueberries and parsley are really high in nutrients and good fats.

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      LyndseyLou 9 years ago

      My husband and I have been trying to concieve and have been unsuccessful for the past 5 months. 2 months ago I did some reading and decided to invest in ovulation test strips. Because my cycle is irregular, I decided to to take an ovulation test at the same time of every day of my cycle. They all came back negative, so I decided to try again. I got the same results. How is it possible that I am not ovulating at all during my cycle? I have never smoked and have not had an alcoholic or caffine beverage in more than a year. I take prenatal vitamins and calcium chews, my BMI shows that I am at a healthy weight, and I exercise for an hour 3 times a week. I thought I was doing everything right, but maybe I'm not. Any suggestions for what am I doing wrong or not doing?