Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Getting Pregnant?

Things You Shouldn't Do Before Getting Pregnant?

When you are trying to get pregnant, there is a list of things to do a mile long. However, you should also keep in mind that there are some things you should steer clear of, or make sure not to do while you are trying to conceive. We have compiled a list of preconception “no no’s” to help you remember what NOT to do! Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Thinking Diet Is Not Important

Many women don’t stop to think about how their diet might be affecting their chances of getting pregnant. The truth is, diet plays a bigger role in fertility than most people realize. So, if you are trying to get pregnant, cut out all the junk and processed foods. Try to eat more whole foods, and focus on things that are high in nutrients like vitamin c, zinc, vitamin a, calcium and iron. Learn which foods help you conceive and eat those instead.

Thinking Age Doesn’t Matter

Most women severely underestimate their fertility. They think that they can put off having kids until their mid thirties or even later without any problems. However, by the time a woman reaches age 35, the majority of her eggs are already gone, and by age 40, getting pregnant naturally is virtually impossible. Don’t overestimate your fertility. Be realistic and make sure that you don’t wait too long.

Thinking You Can Get Pregnant Anytime

Most women don’t put much thought into “how” they’ll get pregnant. Most women think having a lot of sex should do the trick. But, that is not always true. Many women don’t understand that women only have a small window of fertility each month.

Every woman usually has between five to seven days each month that she is able to conceive, and that’s it! Finding out when you are ovulating, and planning sex for those days will up your chances of getting pregnant. There are several different ways to check for ovulation, from basal body temperature to ovulation prediction kits, and much more!

Thinking Male Fertility Doesn’t Matter

Most women also think that the brunt of the fertility burden is in their hands. That if they don’t get pregnant, it’s their fault, and something is “wrong” with them. Not true. Doctors estimate that only around 30 percent of infertility cases are caused by a woman’s infertility issues. Thirty percent are solely male related fertility issues, and the other thirty percent are issues that involve both male and female infertility. So, take your man’s fertility into consideration as well. It IS important.

Not Seeing A Doctor Soon Enough (Or Seeing One TOO Soon)

This one is a bit tricky. There are two sides of this coin. There are women who will seek out fertility treatments after trying to get pregnant for three or four months with no success. On the flip side, there are women who will try and try for years on end and still never see a fertility specialist about their issues.

There has to be a healthy balance. Experts agree that if you have been trying to conceive for one year (six months if you are 35 or older) and you have had no success, it might be a good idea to see a doctor to determine whether or not an underlying problem might exist.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.