Most Common Getting Pregnant Mistakes

Most couples think that getting pregnant should be easy. For many couples, it is. However, that is not always the case. Many couples are actually hurting their chances of getting pregnant by making some common mistakes. But, don’t worry! Today we are going to tell you the most common mistakes that couples make when they are trying to conceive, so you can try to avoid those mistakes in your journey. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Having sex at the wrong time

Getting pregnant is all about the timing. The simple math of when a woman ovulates is the most important thing to know about getting pregnant. If a woman is not ovulating, no amount of sex will make her get pregnant. While most women have a cycle that lasts 28 days, that is not always the case.

You can count back fourteen days from the day you started your period to give you an idea of when you were ovulating. There are also other ways to chart and track your ovulation, like your basal body temperature, your cervical mucus, and you can even buy an over the counter ovulation predictor kit online.

Not knowing when to see a specialist

Many women wait too long to see a fertility doctor, and others go to see a fertility specialist too soon. It is important to know when to see a fertility specialist if you are having trouble getting pregnant. As a rule of thumb, you should see a fertility specialist if you are under age 35 and have been actively trying to get pregnant for a year with no luck.

If you are over 35, you should see a doctor if you are not able to get pregnant within six months. However, if you have a condition that might make it harder for you to get pregnant, like a history of pelvic infections or STD’s, or painful or heavy periods, you might want to see a doctor sooner rather than later just to make sure that everything is okay.

Overthinking positions, etc.

If you are so worried about having sex in the “right” position, standing on your head, spreading your legs, or any of that stuff, chances are you are just stressing yourself out more than you need to. There is no evidence that doing any of those things really helps out all that much anyway.

The main point is to have sex just before or right when you are ovulating. Try your best to keep sex fun and not to get too caught up in the “science” of making a baby. Try to continue to enjoy yourself and your partner, because getting too caught up in the science of baby making can take all of the fun out of it, cause too much stress, and make it harder for you to get pregnant.

Blaming yourself

Women especially like to blame ourselves if we can not get pregnant right away. It must mean that something is “wrong” with us, right? Not so fast. Doctors say that only 30 percent of fertility issues are attributed to a problem with the woman. Another 30 percent are the male issues. And that last 30 or so percent? Those issues are attributed to a combination of both male and female fertility problems. So, don’t automatically assume that the problem is solely yours. That may not be the case at all.

These are the four most common getting pregnant mistakes that couples make. Keep these mistakes in mind when you are trying to conceive, and you will have much more success!

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.