5 Steps To Your BFP: A Newbies Guide To Getting Pregnant Fast!
Now that you and your partner have made the decision to have a baby, there’s only one thing left to do, get pregnant!
As the anticipation of that BFP and the excitement kicks in so do the expectations.
Most people assume that getting pregnant is easy-peasy, DTD with no protection or BC and BAM, You’re Pregnant the very first month!
Unfortunately, for most couples, getting pregnant does not usually work like that.
It can, but it’s more realistic to expect your BFP to occur between 3-9 months of trying and sometimes even longer depending on varies circumstances.
A study, conducted in 2003, documented the length of time/number of cycles it took for 346 women (aged 20-44), who were trying to conceive their first baby to get pregnant. The women all had sex during what they felt was their most fertile time.
Results: 310 out of the 346 conceived in the first year.
38 percent around 131 of the 346 were pregnant after 1 month.
68 percent around 235 of the 346 were pregnant after 3 months.
81 percent around 280 of the 346 were pregnant after 6 months.
92 percent around 318 of the 346 were pregnant after 12 months.
It was concluded that: “Most couples conceive within six cycles with timed intercourse.”
Now, I am not trying to be a downer here or rain on your parade – but I feel like it is important to acknowledge that no one has total control over how fast or long it takes to get pregnant.
The Good news is that there are things you do have control over that can and will help you with getting pregnant faster than just DTD all willy-nilly. (No pun intended)
If you’re unsure about your cycle a Conception Consultation with a personalized step-by-step Baby Making Blueprint may be the answer for you!
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5 Steps To Getting Pregnant Fast
1 ♥ Prep Your Body For Pregnancy
As soon as you and your partner made the decision to start trying for a baby you should have started taking a high-quality whole food prenatal.
Making sure you are getting the correct amount of vitamins and minerals can make a huge difference and even plays a part in the embryo’s development. It could be the difference between a sticky pregnancy and a miscarriage.
If you can get your partner to take a male fertility supplement like, Go, Dog, Go! Best Nest Men’s Fertility Formula even better!
If he turns his nose up at the idea of a fertility vitamin then hand him a whole foods men’s vitamin like, Garden of Life Multivitamin for Men, MegaFood – Men’s One Daily or NATURELO One Daily Multivitamin for Men
It does take two to conceive and healthy sperm = healthy baby!
2 ♥ Stock Up On TTC Supplies
If getting pregnant fast is your end goal, you’re most likely going to need some outside help in the form of over-the-counter conception aids.
To see what products I personally use and suggest you can read: 7 Must-Have Products For Getting Pregnant Quickly (TTC Supply List) and decide what’s best for you.
Don’t feel like reading? Here’s a simple rundown of everything I personally use when TTC.
- Garden Of Life Organic Prenatal
- Garden of Life Prenatal Probiotic for Women
- Garden of Life Ultra Pure Prenatal EPA/DHA Omega 3 Fish Oil
- Pre-Seed Personal Lubricant
- Clinical Guard Ovulation Tests – 50 Pack
- Clinical Guard Pregnancy Tests – 50 Pack
- First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test, 3 Count
- Disposable Cups – 200
Non- Amazon Stuff:
- Dollar Tree Pregnancy Test – 5 (I’ve used both of their brands)
- First Signal One-Step Pregnancy Test -5 (Walmart cost $0.89 in-store)
3 ♥ Figure Out When You Ovulate
The #1 key factor to getting pregnant fast is pinpointing ovulation.
You can have a stockpile of lube, PG tests and an army of apps behind you – BUT if you aren’t DTD during your fertile window odds are you’re not going to get pregnant.
How To Pinpoint Ovulation
Best Time To Take An Ovulation Test: LH Surge Detection
What Is An Ovulation Test & How Can It Help You Get Pregnant?
How Your Basal Body Temp (BBT) Can Help You Get Pregnant
4 ♥ Form A Baby-Making Plan
After you estimate your fertile window and figure out what type of products/aids work for you it’s time to create a baby-making plan.
This plan should include a schedule of sorts, if you’re too strict on yourself then the TTC process can become more of a chore. Make sure to find some balance.
The plan should include:
- Your estimated fertile window.
- When you’re going to test with OPKs (if you went that route).
- Test time for BBT (if you decided to try it).
- When you’re going to DTD.
- How you’re going to track your cycle (apps or pen and paper).
- PG Test time.
- And anything else that pertains to your unique cycle/situation.
5 ♥ Implement Said Plan
Now that you’ve taken the time to gather TTC supplies and flesh out a solid conception plan all that’s left to do is put it into practice.
In doing so your odds of getting pregnant fast have increased and you can feel good knowing that you have set you and your partner up for success.
Remember getting pregnant is no easy feat and if it takes longer than expected try not to stress. The trying to conceive process can be overwhelming when you’re not getting the results you want. The more you know about your body and cycle the better you will be able to determine if there’s an underlying issue that requires a trip to your OB.
Sending lots of baby dust!
Did you find this list helpful? What if anything are you currently doing to help boost your odds of getting pregnant?