You and your partner have decided to start trying for a baby. Let me first congratulate you on making such a huge life change, as a baby will transform your life forever. However, babies do bring so much joy to parents as well! Since you have made that decision, you must obviously see your doctor to get a checkup to make sure your health is up to par. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
That also means to cut out bad habits like drinking, smoking, doing recreational drugs, and your diet will have to change as well if you have made a habit of eating fast food every day. If you are underweight or overweight, then you are aware of the fact that you will have to make changes to get yourself within an optimal weight range. And, it is best if you hire a nutritionist or dietician to guide you through what foods to eat, how much of it to eat, and what to avoid.
As you probably know, simple sugars or refined carbs are poor for your reproductive health, whether you are a man or a woman. Simple Sugars will increase your blood sugar and insulin levels which will prevent ovulation and normal hormone production, and for men, it will also have a negative effect on sperm quality and quantity.
There is nothing wrong with indulging in your favorite sweet once a week, but do not make it into a daily practice. That goes for not just sweets but for white bread, white rice, white pasta, pastries, potato chips, cheezies, and pretzels. However, you need carbs for energy, and it is advisable to swap white flour based carbs to whole grains.
Other foods to eat are eggs, salmon, seafood that is low in mercury levels, veggies, especially the dark green leafy ones, yams, nuts, seeds, and fruits.
Not to mention, getting ample exercise but not too much is ideal to keep your body working properly, which includes your reproductive health. That means it is perfect to go for a half hour brisk walk for 5 days a week. Working out too much is just as bad as living a sedentary lifestyle.
Women need to also get to know their cycles by knowing when they ovulate by using the body basal thermometer, checking cervical mucus texture and even using ovulation kits if there is already an idea of when ovulation is happening.
Men also need to avoid taking long hot showers and wearing constricting jeans and briefs because that will prevent sperm production from happening properly. That means to take shorter lukewarm showers and to wear boxes and loose fitting pants.
Additionally, it is essential to get proper sleep each night, meaning you should get no less than 6 hours of quality sleep and no more than 9 hours. Sleep disturbances do have a negative impact on fertility and your overall health. That means to create a strict bedtime schedule and to stick to it, even on the weekends!
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And finally, stress levels must be properly managed because too much stress can have a negative impact on fertility, male or female. That means to take up yoga, meditation, unwinding after a long day at work by watching your favorite program and by listening to your favorite music.
And having a green tea is also quite helpful while you are unwinding and making an attempt to decompress and de-stress. And besides, unwinding after a long, stressful day properly before bedtime is essential to do so you can get the sleep you need to keep your body working.
That said, all of these tips are tips you absolutely need so you can increase your chances of achieving a pregnancy sooner rather than later.
However, there are other fertility boosting tactics that you can take advantage of as well- that are unusual and may sound completely off the wall- but many couples have sworn by these unusual tips because they felt they were helped by using them.
Let’s check out 10 unusual fertility boosting tactics right now:
Feng Shui is the arrangement of furniture which also includes the removal of clutter in your home to help you achieve your goals, whether it is financial prosperity, weight loss, better health, and of course, fertility. Therefore, what you will want to do is rearrange the furniture in your bedroom since you will be working on your baby-making right there.
If there is clutter in your bedroom that could be causing blockages, then it is best to remove it. You will also want to put pictures in your room that symbolize fertility like a picture of a pomegranate. And, it is even suggested that a bowl of cooked white rice should be underneath your bed when you are working on making a baby! Try it, you never know as it could help!
The Congo’s Yansi people have a practice where they throw underwear on the roof so they can increase their chances of conceiving. They believe that practice is a fertility booster. the underwear then can be retrieved on a new moon.
Try this if you dare, as this is a common practice in Africa- even though it is an odd thing to do in the western world. However, you just never know what can come out of this.
This practice may sound unsanitary, but if you separate the egg whites from the yolk entirely, then it is a safe thing to do. The purpose of this practice is to help you not only stay lubricated but to help those swimmers go into the right place! Again, just make sure that you separate the egg white from the yolk completely. Otherwise, you will end up with a nasty infection and you do not want to run into that complication!
This may sound like a strange tactic, but women should keep their socks on while they are trying to conceive. That is because if you remove your socks, then your feet will get cold which can interrupt your circulation. If the feet are covered, then your feet will be warmer and your circulation will be better.
If you feel strange about throwing your underwear on the roof, then you can most definitely utilize this tactic because there is nothing odd about keeping your socks on while you are having intercourse. In fact, many people sleep with their socks on to keep their feet warm as well so the circulation is flowing better.
Before you start your baby making practice, you may want to book a trip to Japan if you can afford it! Or you may be able to go on a shoestring budget so you can attend the Festival of the Steeled Phallus. This means you do not have to make this a long trip.
Every spring, visitors around the world attend this site in order to celebrate fertility. This means if you go, you can sit on the giant penis and pray to conceive. You never know, it may work as the power of prayer done right cannot be underestimated.
If you are truly unable to go take a quick trip to Japan during the spring to attend the festival, then you can always go and purchase a penis candle. Adult stores carry them, and chances are you may be able to find this on any adult website. Light the penis-shaped candle and pray. Again, you never know how potent the power of prayer can be if it is done right.
Or you can have a water fight. In Holloko, Hungary, women throw water on each other in order to cleanse themselves before getting pregnant. If you don’t want to get into a water fight, or don’t know if anyone you know would be up to doing that- then taking a long cleansing shower may be the best thing to do with the intention of going through a deep cleanse.
You may not be inclined to visit Japan, however, you can always go to Greece’s Annual Phallus Festival held in Tyrnavos around the same time. Even though the Greek Orthodox Church does not approve of this festival, it will still go on because of the fact that many tourists around the world visit this site.
That would hurt Greece’s travel economy, and tourists around the world that want to conceive would miss out on increasing their chances of conceiving if they did not attend the Annual Phallus Festival held in Tyrnavos.
But not all at once of course. Pineapple is rich in an anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain, and it helps allow embryos to attach to the uterine lining so they can implant themselves properly. That is why many women eat the entire pineapple over 5 days after ovulation.
Not to mention, pineapple is also recommended during the end of the pregnancy to help bring on labor. It is a great fertility food to have around, needless to say!
Moonstone is a crystal that has so many healing properties, like other crystals, and increasing fertility is one of those properties that come from Moonstone. That means you will want to get yourself a Moonstone bracelet or a ring, which are referred to as fertility rings or bracelets.
You will need to wear it during your cycles so the chances of conceiving are higher. You just never know how it can help. Never discount the possibility of other mysterious influences, just like it pays to learn the basics of Feng Shui so you can improve your energy flow in your home to increase your chances of achieving a pregnancy.
The important point to make is to not to rely on these unusual tactics that have been known to be an uncanny aid in fertility. You have to do your part on making sure your health is up to par, and that your habits are healthy and will increase the chances of you achieving a pregnancy alone.
Besides, in order for any outside influence like prayers or bringing in energies that will help you get pregnant, you have to help yourself first- and physically do what needs to be done to increase your chances of getting pregnant by taking good care of your health.
For instance, if you have irregular cycles that may be caused by PCOS, perhaps a wearing a Moonstone bracelet and rearranging your furniture will help AFTER you have seen the doctor about regulating your cycles, and are on a drug like Clomid to help that happen. These forces will not help you get pregnant if you have a fertility issue that needs medical intervention.
Additionally, if you have regular cycles, and you are under 35 years old, and you have been trying to conceive for a year and nothing has happened or you had a miscarriage within that time- then you will need to have that looked into. Not to mention, there may be nothing wrong with your fertility. It may be your partner’s fertility that will need help.
If you are also between 35 and 40 and you are trying to get pregnant, you need to see the doctor if you have been trying for 6 months and nothing has happened. And, once you are over 40, then you will need to have intervention right away. Once you get the fertility issue settled, then you can try any of these 10 unusual fertility boosting tactics.
Because it is worth trying these out. You just never know how much it could really help make things happen and make your baby dreams come true. Good luck.