How can you improve your chances of getting pregnant?
Good awareness about your fertility has been proven by scientists to increase your chances of conceiving naturally.
Most of us have been informed on how to avoid getting pregnant. Yet very few women or men have had any information to help them understand their fertility and how to improve it. Its often not until couples think about trying for a baby that they realise its not as easy as just having unprotected sex.
Many couples have conflicting information from lots of different sources, which can become very confusing and make things really stressful. I spend time working with all my patients to help them understand their menstrual cycle and understand when they are at their most fertile. I use this fertility awareness alongside all treatments to help couples conceive quicker when they are trying for a baby naturally. Studies have shown that couples using this method often fall pregnant in a shorter time frame.
How does fertility awareness work?
Its all about observing and tracking the physical signs of your fertility, your body produces naturally. This will show you what days you maybe at your most fertile during your cycle. Understanding how their fertility works helps people feel empowered and, in more control, when trying to conceive.
How do I find out when I’m at my most fertile?
There are two main things to look at:
- Cervical Mucus – This shows you when your body is preparing to ovulate – This shows you when it’s a good time to have intercourse.
- Basal body temperature – Can be used to confirm you have ovulated. Checking this along with the mucus will confirm if you had sex at the correct time in your cycle.
What do I look for and when?
- Start by checking your cervical mucus everyday after the end of your period. Check before each pee and bowel movement.
- Look to see if the toilet paper has shiny and has any mucus on it.
- Check when you wipe to see if it slides easily or drags and pulls.
- If it is slippery and the paper slides this is a big clue that you body is preparing to ovulate and it’s a really good time to have intercourse.
Once you notice the mucus is slippery it’s your green light to have regular intercourse. Do this every other day through your fertile window. (Don’t do it every day, as this lowers the sperm count in the man’s semen. It needs a day to build up numbers again).
Why is cervical Mucus so important?
Cervical mucus is a fluid produced by the cervix. It helps the sperm to travel up the inside of the vaginal canal and cervix to meet the egg in the fallopian tubes. It also nourishes them keeping them alive, without it the sperm cannot live and you won’t conceive.
For more information, please call me and I can guide you through in more detail.