Now that you and your partner have decided
to get ready for a baby, you probably want to get started right away. I am Doctor Obosa
Osawe. Here are five ways to set the stage for a speedy conception. Maintain a healthy
weight � a minimum of 22 % body fat is necessary to ovulate normally and carry a pregnancy,
but being overweight can alter your hormone chemistry and prevent ovulation, so find a
balance. Next, eat right. Good nutrition is especially important when you are trying to
get pregnant. You will need plenty of vitamins and minerals to prime your body for pregnancy.
Also, quit smoking. Smoking is associated with early miscarriages, low birth weight,
and other issues, and it’s definitely not good for you anyway. Know your cycle � keep
track of when you’re ovulating, and have sex the day before, the day of, and the day after.
Timing is really important. Finally, when you have sex, avoid lube. Lube creates an
additional barrier for sperm. They already have to cross the woman’s cervical mucus to
reach the egg, so this extra hurdle doesn’t help. Plus the stimulants in lube can damage
individual sperm. Most importantly, don’t stress about getting pregnant right away.
Relax and enjoy this exciting time with your partner.