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How to increase your chances of having a baby.

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on Aug 31, 2020 10:33:17 AM

How to increase your chances of having a baby with your partner?

Precious children.


Mother Nature decides if it’s the perfect time for your body to get pregnant. 

I know you’re ready to start a family and waiting for it to happen is a nerve-wracking journey. 

While waiting for “the day”, it would be best to try a few other things that can help increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Keep reading to find out!

Understand your cycle. 

Know when you’re most fertile.


It is the best time to have sex with your partner. 

Be aware of the signs of ovulation such as thin and slippery cervical mucus, ovulation pain and breast tenderness.

You can also use an ovulation test kit to detect your most fertile time. If you have infrequent intercourse, this tells you the best time to have it.

Go for a checkup.

Checkups are important.

Before even trying, go for a preconception checkup!

A series of tests are required to ensure that both of you are healthy and to avoid complications during pregnancy.

The doctor can also give you some advice regarding healthy eating, lifestyle and supplements that can help increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

Moreover, pre-checkup is essential if you have underlying conditions to help you understand its complications with the pregnancy and to reduce miscarriage.

Do not believe in myths.

Stay in bed and elevate your feet right after the intercourse to get pregnant quickly. To get pregnant, you must learn the best sex position.

The verdict - not true!


There is no scientific explanation to best sex position that can increase your chances of getting pregnant. 

As long as the healthy sperm get into the cervix, the pregnancy rate is relatively high. 

You don’t need to elevate your feet after the intercourse, instead lay down for 10 to 15 minutes. (within the duration the sperm travels to the cervix)

Do not be fooled by myths. Instead, be informed!

Chill out! 

Relaxation is key.Do not overdo it. Have fun with your partner and let your bodies do the work!

Here’s an idea…

Why not try sex chairs because beds can get boring?

Sex chairs can make your sex life more exciting and creative. It allows you and your partner to try various types of sex positions with easy penetration and comfort.

Sex chairs are also in your favour if you have a tipped uterus and you want to get more comfortable with the reverse cowgirl position. 


It’s not just a chair. It’s a sex chair designed for better support and comfort!

With the sex chair, you can take your intimacy to the next level through satisfying deeper penetration. 

There are different types of sex chairs. I suggest you do a bit of research to find the right one for your comfort.    

Have sex!

Have sex at least two or three times every week. Still, your best bet is to have sex every day if you’re trying for a baby. 

I know what you’re thinking…

Have sex within the day or so of the ovulation which is usually 14 days after the first day your last period, if you have a 28-day cycle.

In that way, you’ll have higher chances of getting pregnant.

Stay healthy.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle! You are more likely to get pregnant if both of you are healthy. 

Eat healthily. Exercise daily and get enough sleep.

Those are a few things you can do to boost your fertility. 


It’s not always about having sex! Both of you also need to care for your health to boost fertility. 

You and your partner need to team up to stay healthy not only physically, but also emotionally and mentally.  

Can Sleep Affect Conception?

When you’re trying to conceive, the recommendations for boosting your fertility can seem endless: Take this vitamin, cut back on caffeine, exercise more, exercise less, etc. But advice on how much sleep is needed to increase your chance of getting pregnant is rarely mentioned. That’s mostly due to the fact that the connection is still vague, but as more and more research is done on the subject, it’s an area that’s worth discussing with your doctor if you’re planning to have a baby. Discover what you need to know, below.

Don’t Sleep In.

Women undergoing IVF who scored seven to eight hours of sleep a night were 25 percent more likely to become pregnant than those who snoozed for nine hours or more. The extra sleep is possibly linked to other behaviors that can impact fertility, such as going to bed late or skipping breakfast.

But Don’t Skimp on Sleep, Either.

On the flip side, too little sleep can also hurt your chances of becoming pregnant. Women having IVF who racked up fewer than seven hours of sleep nightly were 15 percent less likely to conceive than those who hit the sweet spot of seven to eight hours. The abbreviated time in dreamland could spike levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, limiting your ability to reproduce.

Turn Off Your Phone.

Exposure to the blue light that tech gadgets emit doesn’t only interfere with your sleep-wake cycle, it may also make it harder to have a baby. That’s because the blue light suppresses melatonin, a sleep hormone that also plays a role in protecting eggs, especially during ovulation. Power down electronics at least an hour before bedtime and keep them (and other light sources) out of the bedroom.

Don’t Focus on Sleep Alone.

Other lifestyle changes—such as avoiding excess alcohol, quitting smoking, and paying attention to your ovulation cycle and having sex on key days—are still more likely to impact fertility than tweaking your sleep habits.

The bottom line…


Don’t worry too much about getting pregnant soon. You’ll get there if it’s time. Let Mother Nature do the magic.

So, enjoy the journey. Love your partner more. 

Of course… have sex more often and spice it up a little by trying new sexy things!

Rest assured, you’ll get pregnant soon as long as both of you are in good health. 

So, chill out!

According to sleep specialists, lack of sleep can cause lower libidos and sex drive. Moreover, lack of sleep can affect our ability to conceive. In fact, getting less sleep lowers levels of testosterone as well as the hormone that triggers ovulation and hence affecting our ability to conceive.

In addition to eating healthy and exercise, getting quality sleep can boost your health tremendously. Therefore, it’s important to take care of sleep to achieve optimal health. 

Alaska Sleep Clinic is the most comprehensive sleep clinic in the state.  Request your free sleep assessment today to improve your health and your life!

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