Childless couples are always keen to get pregnant soon. They would like to have a child of their own at home. How?

1. Get pre-conception counseling.

About 60 to 90 days prior to start trying, one needs to make an appointment with one’s ob-gyn. He or she will discuss one’s reproductive goals, screen the conditions such as anemia that might require treatment, and also consider less toxic alternatives to any prescription or over-the-counter medications that one tends to take

2. Updating one’s annual exams.

Apart from Pap, mammogram (if it does apply), and also regular physical, one needs to be sure to visit the dentist regularly for cleanings. Certain infections may not be treatable while one’s pregnant and could also result in reproductive delays. Some do believe that gum disease can cause more complications later in pregnancy.

3. Talking to one’s family.

Find out how easily one’s female relatives do get pregnant and in case there happens to be a family history of hereditary medical conditions. It is much better to find out if one is a carrier of complications such as cystic fibrosis before the one you conceive.

4. Get vaccinated.

One needs to make sure that all one’s shots are updated, particularly those for German measles, chicken pox, and flu before one tries to get pregnant. One is at higher risk of complications if one gets sick during pregnancy, and some vaccines are not safe during pregnancy.

5. Check one’s thyroid levels.

One is seeing increasing numbers of women whose thyroid is very subtly under-functioning. A slight dysfunction could indeed lead to difficulty thus becoming pregnant or leading to miscarriage.

6. Have one’s guy checked out too.

It does make sense to do a basic semen analysis on men when one does start trying. Many guys do have low sperm counts or they take some supplement at the gym that interferes with the mobility of their sperm. Early testing can also give one a heads-up if one guy is experiencing andropause, a permanent reduction in sex hormones.

7. Do not wait to have sex after getting off the Pill.

There is a myth that after one stops making use of hormonal birth control it does takes a long time to get fertility back. Most women will no doubt have regular periods and also the ability to be pregnant within three months of stopping use.

8. Timing one’s baby-making just right.

Once an egg is rather released it can only be fertilized for somewhere say between 12 and 24 hours. It is better to start having sex well before one ovulates. One study does indicate that the day with the highest chance of success after intercourse was, of course, the one right before ovulation.

9. Do not have to feel one has to abstain from sex.

One may have been advised to rather wait a few days between the sexy times with one’s guy because men need time to build up enough sperm. That is not true. Ejaculation does affect seminal volume, not the concentration of sperm. The concentration, in fact, is more important and not influenced by the frequency of sex.

10. Switch up one’s coital positions.

Some research does suggest that missionary is best for being impregnated, but the data is not conclusive.

11. Take care with vaginal lubricants.

Many commonly used water-based lubricants can also indeed inhibit sperm movement by 60 percent.

12. Consider making use of ovulation predictor kit.

Doctors do rely on basal body temperature to predict ovulation. It only tells only once after one has already ovulated, which is rather too late, plus taking one’s temperature daily often does add stress.

13. Watch one’s caffeine intake.

One needs to limit it to 200 milligrams per day, which is equivalent to two 6-oz cups of coffee.

14. Reduce exposure to cigarette and marijuana smoke.

One does know that smoking cigarette is bad as it impacts blood supply to ovaries and does result in a more exponential loss of eggs.

15. Stop binge drinking.

One need to reduce the intake of alcohol, in general, is recommended. Heavy drinking does affect structural changes in the eggs that do affect the quality.

16. Keeping an eye on one’s weight.

Being too far on either side of a healthy body mass index can also affect the health of one’s eggs and result in pregnancy complications. Women who suffer from excessive weight are particularly challenged because they do not ovulate as regularly, which makes a woman more infertile.