Babies bring a lot of joy to their parents and other people around them. If you recently got married and you and your partner have been trying to conceive for months or even years, but you have not been successful so far, there are a few things you can do to boost your chances of conceiving. The female body is very complex, and the female reproductive system is one of the most complex systems in the female body. Therefore, you need to understand how the system works so that you can do everything right to improve your chances of getting pregnant.
You probably already know that there are certain times of the month when you are more likely to conceive than others. The best time to try to conceive is when you are ovulating. This is when an egg has been released from the ovary. There are a couple of ways to tell whether you are ovulating:
- Keep track of your basal body temperature – Your basal body temperature is your lowest body temperature on any given day. This reading is best taken when you are fully at rest. Therefore, the best time to take the reading is in the morning before you get out of bed. You should try and take the reading at around the same time each day. Your basal body temperature fluctuates over the course of your menstrual cycle and it is highest right after ovulation. This is the best time to try and conceive.
- Track your cervical secretions – The quality and quantity of your cervical secretions change over the course of your menstrual cycle. The amount of secretions is highest right before ovulation and lowest right after your period. The secretions will be thick and egg white in color right before ovulation and this is the best time to start trying to conceive.
- Use an ovulation kit – You can buy an ovulation kit from your local pharmacy. This will help you determine when you are ovulating. However, these kits are not 100% effective and you may have to use them alongside other tracking methods for better results.
- Make use of an ovulation calendar – While the average length of a cycle is 28 days, this varies from one woman to another, and the only way to be sure is to try and understand your own cycle. When you use an ovulation calendar, you will be able to determine the length of your cycle and the days when ovulation takes place.
If you have tried all this but still haven’t been successful, it might be a good idea to visit a gynecologist to check whether everything is okay with you and your partner. Your gynecologist will ask you questions about your life and your health in general to determine whether there might be a problem. He/she may then carry out tests on you and your partner and depending on the results, he/she may recommend fertility pills to boost your chances of conceiving. You will also get more useful advice on how you can improve your chances of conceiving.