The Various Ways to Get Pregnant
When it comes to the best ways to get pregnant, there’s no shortage of possibilities, stories and hail-marys it seems. But how do you know what will really work for you? Is there a process to follow or a standard to find a way to get pregnant that has the highest rate of success? It’s a daunting, emotionally-challenging task, especially if you have been trying to get pregnant for any length of time without success. According to WomensHealth.gov, infertility is defined as “not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying (or six months if a woman is 35 or older).” This definition also includes women who “can get pregnant but are unable to stay pregnant may also be infertile.” It’s estimated that about ? of infertility problems are caused by women’s issues and another ? of fertility problems are due to the man’s issues, with the last ? being a combination of both. Pregnancy is the result of a simple process, but one that has many steps where issues can arise. In order to get pregnant the following steps need to happen perfectly: (no pressure!)
- The woman’s body needs to release an egg from her ovaries. Optimally, this means a consistent cycle.
- The egg must go through a fallopian tube toward the uterus. Women who suffer from endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease and other ovarian issues may ovulate, but the egg gets stuck.
- A man’s sperm must join with the egg along the way.
- The fertilized egg then must attach to the inside of the uterus.
In today’s blog we wanted to feature three women who shared their unique emotions and experiences on the various things they they tried and the ultimate way they got pregnant. All three women took a different approach and we feel it will help shed some light and comfort you on your journey to find a way to get pregnant. If you’ve been on this journey for any length of time, it’s also helpful to know you are not alone and many women have struggled with infertility.
Mom 1: “My Infertility Story: How We Finally Conceived”
This mom struggled with infertility for over two years. She and her husband tried to get pregnant starting when she was 23 years old. She never had more than four periods a year and they were hardly ‘regular.’ After trying for well over a year, she decided to go to the doctor who initially gave her a sonogram and the ‘all clear.’ However, she continued to experience heartache after heartache as the pregnancy stick kept reading ‘negative.’ After changing doctors and pursuing the IVF route for over four months, she finally got the two lines!
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Mom 2: My Pregnancy Cocktail: How I got Pregnant after 18 months of Infertility
This mom started with a combination of infertility issues including endometriosis, a damaged fallopian tube while her husband also suffered from low morphology, a male infertility issue. She breaks down her ‘cocktail’ to an acronym ‘N.E.W.S.T.A.R.T’ Throughout her life she’s always had what she considered IBS symptoms, but once she did some research, she realized gluten can complicate endometriosis symptoms.
She made the follow diet changes:
’N’ - Nutrition
- Eliminated gluten
- Cut down to next to no milk products
- Cut out soy
- Cut out all caffeine
- Added a natural pregnancy supplement
’E’ - Exercise
She let stress out by sticking to a workout routine. Even a 20 minute walk has been shown to increase brain activity and decrease stress hormones.
’W’ - Water
Water is essential to all the cells in our bodies and she made sure to drink plenty of it. When your body is given the essential elements it needs it can do awesome things.
’S’ - Sex
“If you’re going to have a baby, you’ve got to have a lot of it” She would attempt to have sex every day on cycle days 12-22, while simultaneously using an ovulation test. She would take her temperature every day to give her a natural indication of her ovulation cycle.
’T’ - Treatment
While she was trying natural methods, she also recommends seeing a doctor to determine if there are treatments for any medical conditions that can help.
’S’ - Supplements
She lists out many of the supplements and reasoning behind why she took each one.
’A’ - Air
Trying to get pregnant can be stressful and she recommends getting outside to enjoy some clean air through your lungs.
’R’ - Rest
She had to get her stress level down because stress can wreck havoc on your body. Also, getting adequate sleep and practicing meditation. She nicknames this time “Fertili-Time.” Clever!
’T’ - Trust
Faith and hope that nothing is permanent and recommends reading stories that soothed her and made her remember she has a purpose and there’s a bigger plan at work in her life.
Mom 3: #1 Best Tip To Get Pregnant Fast and Easy
This licensed acupuncturist discusses how when she started to try and get pregnant at the age of 40, she consulted a fertility coach that told her after 40, there’s only an 8% chance you’ll get pregnant with your own egg. It’s when you start trying ways to get pregnant you need to realize you have proper cervical mucus and be having sex! There is a window of time every month to get pregnant and you need to start tracking your fertility because just using the ovulation predictor kits is only telling you that you’re having an LH Lutinizing hormone surge and can’t guarantee that you’re ovulating after that. As you get older, your hormones can be unpredictable so these ovulation kits aren’t as helpful when you’re older. Since sperm can last up to 72 hours inside a woman’s body, having sex several days before ovulation is hugely important. Also, while so many women assume infertility is their fault, it can also be their male partner’s problem so she stresses the importance of having your partner’s sperm tested to see about mobility and motility.
Watch the full video here to get many more tips that she gives:
As you can see, all these women have used different methods to get the same result -- pregnant! There are as many possible ways to get pregnant as there are different types of women. If you’re just starting out on your journey to find a way to get pregnant and want to postpone using strong chemicals used in processes like IVF, UpSpring has created a fertility supplement that would enable you to start with natural ingredients that support female fertility, reproductive health and libido.* If you want to try and get pregnant, we encourage you to read more about this natural option here.
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