As they old adage goes, “Having kids is hard work, but making babies can be a whole lot of fun!” That is very true. But sometimes making babies can become a bit frustrating when, after months of trying, the couple still hasn’t gotten pregnant.
If you and your partner have been trying to conceive but haven’t had any success yet, here are some things to keep in mind:
- It’s a Number’s Game
While TV and films often make it look like it’s incredibly easy getting pregnant, conceiving a baby isn’t that easy all of the time. In fact, it’s mostly a number’s game. Most statistics state that out of 100 couples that try and get pregnant each year, only 80-90 will be successful.
So, the first thing all couples need to do is relax. You may not get pregnant the first, second or even third time. That’s often just how it goes. Just keep trying!
- Eat a Healthy Diet
The body cannot work properly if it’s not healthy. You may think because you are 28 years old and can eat ice cream every night without packing on the pounds because you go to the gym 4 days a week that you are healthy. Not necessarily. It just means you’re young and still have a good metabolism.
The truth is, even younger people can often be unhealthy overall. And diet plays a key part in your overall health. Diet certainly plays a part in reproductive health, as sex hormones can get out of whack on diets full of too many trans fats, sugars and chemical additives.
It’s important to cut out garbage and eat healthy, whole, nutritious foods. Be sure to eat plenty of animal source proteins like milk and dairy. And eating fresh, organic fruits and veggies will help you get the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
- Quit Smoking
Couples where one or both partners smoke (anything) have a 40% lesser chance of getting pregnant. Smoking also decreases the man’s sperm count AND quality. This can lead to male infertility.
- Watch the Cocktails
Oddly enough, it’s that glass or three of wine that got you in the mood. But alcohol is known to tamper with fertility, so it’s really best to just cut it out of your life right now completely. Eventually you’ll get pregnant, have a kid and once they’re 8 and start having sleepovers at someone else’s house, you can go back to drinking at night again!
- Speak with a Doctor
Yes, the birds and the bees part comes naturally, but it’s often a good idea to work with your obstetrician to get their guidance along the way. Also, when having trouble getting pregnant, it’s a good idea that both partners get a physical to see where the problem may lie. Once you know if the infertility issue is on the man or woman’s side, you have a better chance of tackling that problem.
- Take Supplements
Speak with your obstetrician about supplements to take. Iron and folic acid are usually two recommended to women trying to conceive but check with your doctor first.
Men, we recommend taking our Golden Royal Honey supplement that contains natural substances scientifically proven to help with sperm quantity and quality.
Trying to make a baby can be fun, but actually getting pregnant can be frustrating for some couples. But if you follow these tips you should be able to have an easier time.