- Women's Health
Get Pregnant Fast - Or find out if you have a problem
Find out how to get pregnant quickly, the scientific way
There's so much information out there on getting pregnant that it's hard to know what to trust. In this lens we help you find a scientifically valid, but easily understandable, way to get pregnant FAST.
This isn't an 'I tried this and it worked for me' approach (although we did, twice). You'll be surprised how straightforward it is to get pregnant once you have the right information. Of course, for some people, getting pregnant is not simple at all, the approach also helps you to understand when you should start investigating possible problems - if there is a problem, the sooner you get professional treatment or advice, the better.
You don't need to pay lots of money to get this information. It's contained in a readily available book by a respected author.
This lens is for you if you want to plan to get pregnant within a short space of time. Or if you have been trying for a while and not getting a positive result.
If you don't like the idea of applying logical thinking to getting pregnant and would rather just try your chances then this lens isn't for you. Otherwise come on in and we'll put you on the right path.
Fertility Awareness Method
Yes this sounds wacky, but it's actually very sensible
To me Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) sounds like it's going to be somehow unscientific. That's completely wrong. It's absolutely a scientific approach.
Basically it involves understanding exactly how your body works and using that information to optimize the process of getting pregnant. (I was amazed that I'd managed to get to my thirties without knowing this stuff. But it's not widely taught. )
Toni Weschler has been teaching FAM for over 20 years and has written a book that captures that experience. The book explains how fertility works and gives step-by-step instructions for making use of this information. She also explains why you should be able to get pregnant within 3 months by following this approach unless you or your partner have a fertility problem.
The full approach involves taking your temperature each day and plotting it on a chart. However, I found that once I understood what was going on with my body, I didn't actually need to do all of this - my body makes it perfectly clear what is going on. I did the charting to get pregnant with my first child, with my second I just observed changes in my body and got pregnant just as quickly. Your experience may vary.
Resources: Taking Charge of your Fertility - Toni Weschler
"Taking Charge of Your Fertility is a comprehensive book that explains in lucid, assured terms how to practice the fertility awareness method (FAM), a natural, scientifically proven but little-known form of birth control." - Amazon US Review
This is the only book you'll need on getting pregnant. Highly recommended.
The links below take you to Amazon US. Scroll down to find Amazon UK links.
This is the book you need to understand the Fertility Awareness Method.
You'll also need a basal digital thermometer to follow the approach.
The book will teach you how to know when you are fertile without test sticks. But some like to use them as confirmation, especially when starting out with the approach.
Hopefully you won't need too many pregnancy tests, but these are cheap and accurate. You can always pass the extras to a friend once you're pregnant :-)
Resources: Taking Charge of Your Fertility (UK)
The book and supporting items at Amazon UK:
First of all, the fact that we followed this approach and got pregnant FAST (twice) is not statistically significant! I'm telling you so you know that we've actually followed the approach and understand what is involved. When you read the book you'll understand why it works - it just tells you how you body works and how to make use of that information.
I was in my mid-thirties when we got around to getting pregnant. External constraints meant that it made sense for use to wait until a particular date to start trying so I had plenty of time to read up on the subject. I read various books with vague advice aimed at the desperate. Then I found Toni Weschler's book. Just what I was looking for. It's scientific and logical.
By following this approach I got pregnant on the second month of trying, but that pregnancy didn't last long. I got pregnant again the next month resulting in our first child. If I hadn't been following this approach I would not have got pregnant then - I was on a business trip at just the wrong time, but the book explained that there was an outside chance of getting pregnant by trying before I went away. We did and it worked.
Once our first child was 9 months old we started trying again. On the second month I got a positive pregnancy test, but it only lasted a few days (if I wasn't following the approach I wouldn't have known I was pregnant). On the third month I got pregnant with our second child.
I'd love to test the approach again, but unfortunately their Dad thinks two is enough ...
I'd say good luck. But if you read the book you'll see luck has nothing to do with it.
So, have fun ;-)
Recommended Book for Getting Pregnant FAST
Understand the science behind getting pregnant and how you can apply it to get pregnant FAST.