For some couples conceiving comes to them naturally with little or no trial but to others, it is a never-ending struggle full of pain, shame and frustration.
Sounds familiar?

The path to conception is complicated such that you could unknowingly be doing many harmful practices to yourself than good, especially when your desperation is so intense that you could harm your delicate body in the process of seeking pregnancy.
In my practice, having interacted with a multiple of trying to conceive couples in the outpatient gynaecology clinic, i have come to realize that majority of these fertility challenged couples, even the learned ones lack the basic knowledge of their reproductive system, and how they can leverage on it to become pregnant.

Things You Must Do To Become Pregnant:
1. Have Sex Regularly:
If you seriously want to hasten conception then better understand this, it’s not going to happen any other way than through sex!


You have to make out time for a consummate lovemaking affair with your partner for at least a maximum of 3 to 4 times weekly.


Other reasons most couples do not succeed in getting pregnant here is due to their ‘’over-busyness’’ and not being around their ovulation period, that is when the female partner’s fertility window is widely open for conception to happen.


2. Know Your Ovulation Period:
This directly follows the above point. Being aware of your ovulation cycle is the ‘’KEY” to becoming pregnant, it’s so important you have to put all your heart into this.


Without knowing your ovulation period, all your efforts to becoming pregnant would routinely be stressful. Therefore you have to really invest your time and learn this process. It will save you a lot time and struggle.


What to do:
Normally, for every woman with a regular 28-day menstrual cycle, the ovulation day is usually on the 14 day counting forward from the first day you started observing your menstrual period, until the 14th day.


That is your fertility window period, when your body is most receptive to conceive, therefore sexual intercourse should be targeted around ”2 days before” the 14th day and the 14th day of ovulation.


I hope that is clear to you now?
Other methods you can use to check when you are close to the 14th day ovulation day:
• Use our free online ovulation tracking tool
• Check the texture of your cervical mucus secretion
• Get an ovulation predictor kit


3. You Should Do A Fertility Detox:
We live in an age where we are exposed to different kinds of chemicals, fumes, pesticides, heavy metals and the rest of them.
And so, toxins emanating from these agents somehow find their way into our skin, food, water and we are left at their mercy hence, endangering our reproductive health.
Now for the couple trying to conceive, this can create hormonal balance and disrupt your endocrine system which helps to regulate and send out hormones at their specific target sites where they are needed, then spirally into different kinds of fertility-related problems in both couples such as:


• Endometriosis
• Polycystic ovarian syndrome
• Luteal phase defect
• Uterine fibroids
• Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)


Hence, if you suspect you could have any of the mentioned fertility problems, you should see a doctor and request for fertility testing to be done for you.


Go Here Now To Detoxify Your Body and Be Set for Pregnancy
4. Eat Healthfully:
Heard you heard this popular health adage? “what you eat is what you are.”
When you are trying to conceive, your choice of food will play a huge impact in your reproductive health and will either foster or frustrate your chances of getting pregnant.
In preparation for your conception, all your usual staples and diet need to be overhauled to fertility-friendly diet ONLY; foods that will nourish and boost your overall reproductive system so to speak.


5. Reduce Stress:
With tension mounting on a couple on failed attempts at trying to conceive, including those coming from in-laws and extended family members over the issue of childlessness. If care is not taken overtime this can pool a lot of pressure and compound your infertility problem further.
This is because stress is a subtle and common cause of hormonal imbalance and anovulation (lack of ovulation) as a female factor.


Whereas in men, it would cause low sperm count, reduce sperm production and erectile dysfunction.


To validate this, scientists at the University of California Berkeley (UCK) found that when a person is stressed, a particular hormone known as “glucocorticoid”(cortisol) is released into the circulation and stops the work of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GNRH); a hormone that is responsible for initiating the process of ovulation in the female and sperm production in male partner, leading to infertility in both couple.


( By Dr. Kolade Jerry)

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