Are You Trying to Get Pregnant? OB/GYN Austin TX
Preparing for Pregnancy
Preparing to become a new mom or having another child isn't always easy. If you're trying to get pregnant, preparation is important. In this post, we are going to share some tips about how to prepare for pregnancy and how you can move things along quicker if that's your desire.
If you're trying to get pregnant, know your body
Not everyone paid enough attention in biology class or sex education to remember the basics, so here's a quick refresher... You have ovaries and they contain eggs. About 2 weeks after your period begins, an egg is released from your ovaries. It takes a few days for your egg to make it to your uterus. If there is sperm present, it tries to fertilize the egg. If the fertilization happens, you're pregnant. If it doesn't, the egg is flushed out during your next period and the cycle repeats.
I'm trying to get pregnant right away
There are a lot of factors involved in getting pregnant and sometimes it takes several attempts so you may have to be patient. Within each cycle, there's only about a 20%-25% chance of becoming pregnant. You only have about 3-5 days of fertility. Some of the factors include having sex at the right time and that the sperm are strong enough to get to the egg and fertilize it. Schedule your first appointment before you start trying to get pregnant if possible. If you've already been trying for a long time or you're over 35 and haven't had any success, then it's definitely time to see an OB/GYN. Preconception Counseling can make things a lot easier. There are several tests they can run and they can give you expert advice based on your medical and personal information and your specific situation. Nutritional advice, checking to see that your immunizations are up-to-date, and discussion of other factors that might affect your pregnancy or attempt to get pregnant. They may even advise you to see a dentist. Periodontal disease has been linked to complications like underweight and preterm babies. If you're trying to get pregnant and you live in Austin, Bastrop, Manor, or Lockhart, Tx or nearby, you can call us at (512) 445-4800 or use this form to contact Austin OB?GYN
If you're trying to get pregnant, get healthy
There are several things you need to do to prepare your body for pregnancy and to increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Here are few tips... No Drugs, Smoking or Alcohol - Many women think it's okay to imbibe drugs or alcohol until they actually become pregnant. You should quit at least 6 months before trying to get pregnant. Your body needs to be as healthy as possible if you're trying to get pregnant and you need to be sure those substances are completely flushed from your system. Take your vitamins - You should be taking prenatal vitamins at least 2 months before you start trying to get pregnant. Folic Acid is important - If you're planning far enough ahead, you should increase your folic acid intake as long as 2 years before trying to get pregnant. Folic acid helps prevent neural tube defects. You can take folic acid supplements or eat the right foods like; strawberries, black beans and spinach. Orange juice is another great source of folic acid. Exercise - Get in the best shape possible if you're trying to get pregnant. You don't have to overdo it, but pregnancy isn't easy. The better shape you're in, the easier it will be for you.
Daddy should also take his vitamins, eat healthy, cut out smoking, drinking and drugs and exercise to increase your chances of becoming pregnant.
Here are more tips for trying to get pregnant
Most doctors recommend that you do things naturally without taking the fun out of it in the first 3 months of trying to get pregnant. If you want to rush things, here are some tips for trying to get pregnant.
- Have sex regularly 3-7 days before ovulation.
- Tilt your pelvis upward after sex
- Orgasm helps sperm swim to your egg
- Don't use lube. It can inhibit Daddy's swimmers.
If you're trying to get pregnant and you live in Austin, Bastrop, Manor, or Lockhart, Tx or nearby, you can call us at (512) 445-4800 or use this form to contact Austin OB?GYN