How Long Does It Take to Conceive? Part Two
How Can We Speed The Process Up?
Keeping a record of your menstrual cycle and having unprotected sex around the time you are ovulating will increase the chances of conception. Many couples recommend maintaining a healthy and regular sex life;around three times a week is enough, but it's ok to do it more or less often, provided you are tracking your ovulation. In any case, the more you have sex, the more likely you are to get pregnant. Diet, weight, smoking, and alcohol and caffeine consumption are all factors that could be affecting your fertility. You should follow a healthy, balanced diet and try to shed a few pounds if you or your partner is overweight. If you are a smoker, you must quit, now. Women who are trying to get pregnant should avoid alcohol and caffeine. This becomes even more important when you actually become pregnant. Alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine may also impact male fertility, so it's worth encouraging your partner to cut down or give up too.
It's Just Not Working
If you have been trying for a year without success, you should see a fertility doctor.This does not mean, however, that there is a serious underlying problem. Couples are generally only considered infertile after two years of failing to conceive. As we said before, 95% of couples will manage to get pregnant within two years. If you are diagnosed with a fertility problem, don't give up hope. There are a range of medical and natural treatments out there to help you have a baby.