How can I get pregnant faster?

Now that we're married and have things "settled", my husband and I are trying to get pregnant. The number one piece of advice we've been given is to not try too hard to get pregnant, because we'll never be able to get pregnant due to stress, etc. Does anyone have any advice for getting pregnant faster???


I don't want to hear, "Have a lot of sex"! I am aware that decreases viable sperm count, and therefore will overall decrease our chances of conception.

Update 2:

I would also like to hear from people who have successfully gotten pregnant or have some background, as they actually know.

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    If you are interested in improving your fertility, one of the most important steps is to monitor for when you are most fertile. Many couples have difficulty getting pregnant because they are having intercourse at times when the woman isn't ovulating. This can make it surprisingly difficult to conceive.

    There are a number of different ways that you can monitor your fertility. It is a good idea to start by monitoring your basal body temperature. This will help you to determine exactly when you are ovulating - your basal body temperature will increase when you are ready to release an egg. Keep a fertility calendar so that you know when you are ovulating. It is important to have sexual intercourse just before an egg is released, in order to maximize your chances of becoming pregnant.

    There are a number of natural family planning methods that can also help you to become pregnant. Keeping track of your cervical mucus and using the rhythm method will help you to become more aware of your body's natural cycle. Try keeping a fertility chart - this will raise your fertility awareness, allowing you to pinpoint when you are actually ovulating. You may also want to look into purchasing a fertility monitor, which can help you keep track of your conception calendar and dates.

    Sexual Positions

    If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant, you and your partner may want to experiment with different conception positions during intercourse. In order to become pregnant, your partner must deposit his sperm as close as possible to your cervix. Certain positions will allow this to happen more easily. Avoid having sex while standing, sitting, or with you on top, as this can cause semen to leak out of your body. Instead, try the missionary position, which allows for deeper penetration. Rear entry intercourse is also effective, as it allows your partner to deposit semen closer to your cervix. To keep any extra semen from leaking out of you, try elevating your hips for fifteen minutes or so after your have sex.

    Eating Right

    Though you may not believe it, eating right plays an important role in your body's fertility. A balanced diet helps to regulate hormones and nourish your reproductive system. A good diet also helps you to maintain a healthy weight, which can greatly impact fertility. Women who are underweight or overweight may have a harder time becoming pregnant because body fat levels impact the production of sex hormones.

    It is especially important to include certain vitamins and minerals in your diet. Try to include:

    * Vitamin C and Antioxidants: these vitamins prevent sperm defects and boost sperm motility. They also reduce stress on your eggs and reproductive organs.

    * Zinc: zinc deficiencies have been linked with reduced testosterone and semen levels.

    * Calcium and Vitamin D: A daily, therapeutic dose of these nutrients have been shown to help increase male fertility.

    Certain foods and chemicals should be avoided if you are having troubles becoming pregnant. Cut back on:

    * Alcohol: alcohol can reduce your fertility levels by up to 50%. It can also decrease sperm count and increase the production of abnormal sperm.

    * Caffeine: caffeine, found in coffee, teas, cola, and chocolate, has been shown to reduce both male and female fertility levels. As little as one cup of coffee a day can cut your chances of conception in half.

    * Xenoestrogens: xenoestrogens are estrogens found in environmental chemicals and pesticides. Produce and other foods can have high levels of xenoestrogens, which, if ingested, may disturb your balance of hormones. Imbalaced hormones are often the cause of fertility issues.


    Moderate exercise can also be a good natural fertility treatment. When combined with a balanced and nutritious diet, exercise can help you to maintain a healthy body weight. Excess body fat can increase the amount of estrogen in your body, throwing the female fertility cycle out of balance. Exercise helps to burn off this excess body fat, allowing hormone levels to return to normal. It is best not to overdo exercise though - over exercising can actually impair fertility. Try low impact aerobic workouts like walking, swimming, and cycling.


    If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant you and your partner may want to look to herbs for fertility. Herbs have been used to promote fertility for thousands of years and can be considered to be a form of natural fertility medication. Because herbs can be very potent, it is important to speak with a registered naturopath before taking any herbal supplements.

    * Chasteberry: This herb works to increase fertility by stimulating the pituitary gland. This is the gland responsible for producing sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Chasteberry should help fertility by balancing the sex hormones.

    * Dong Quai: Dong Quai is a Chinese fertility herb, long-used to solve menstrual difficulties. It

  • Pippin
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Understand when you ovulate and be sure you're having sex in the days leading up to ovulation. But there's no real need to have 'lots of sex' as some have suggested. There's little difference in pregnancy rates among women who have daily sex during the fertile range and those who do it every other day, or every 3rd day. [And TOO frequent sex may slightly reduce your odds by reducing the number of live, healthy sperm in each ejaculate.]

    (Oh, and 'trying too hard' will not cause you to become infertile .. unless you are SO amazingly stressed out that you stop ovulating .. which you'd know because you would stop having periods.)

    And just be patient. Even when everything is perfect there is only about a 20-30% chance of pregnancy in any single cycle. So it typically takes 3-6 months to become pregnant, and may take up to a year even when there are no fertility problems. So be aware that this ISN'T 100% within your control, and you can't make it happen.

  • 1 decade ago

    Like you said, the "having a lot of sex" advice is crap. It decreases sperm count and I believe quality. But the same goes when you don't have sex as much. Understand when you ovulate, even if it means doing ovulation kits. You're CM will be clear and kind of stretchy around ovulation, you'll definitely notice a difference. Start taking prenatals before you conceive, it'll help prepare your body. My doctors told me to have sex every other day, especially right before you're supposed to ovulate and right after you're supposed to. You will not become infertile if you stress, but try to have fun. The stress won't help anything. Don't think of it as just a baby making process. Everyone I know that has been TTC succeeded when they actually stopped "trying." Good Luck!

    Source(s): 20 weeks with a healthy baby girl.
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Try Pre Seed. It's a lubricant that can help the sperm swim to the egg. After 6 months of trying it worked for us the first month we used it. Don't use any other lubricants because they can harm the sperm. Eat healthily - that goes for your partner as well as you - look on line to find a list of foods you especially need. Stop or cut down on caffeine. Some people say drinking a cup of green tea a day helps (but stop drinking it once you are preg because it can inhibit folic acid uptake they think and so potentially harm your baby) Try not to obsess - the more you think about it the less likely it is to happen! Monitor your cycle using temperature taking and cervical mucous testing. Have sex when you're fertile! Don't have too much sex or the sperm count will be lowered Good luck! It'll happen, I'm sure. All you really need is patience...

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    If you have sex anytime during ovulation, your chances of conceiving is very high. Apart from this, there numerous other ways to help you get pregnant. In order for you to learn everything there is to learn regarding how you can conceive/get pregnant, I really suggest you to read and follow the methods detailed in ‘The Getting Pregnant Plan’ ebook from . There are many ways to achieve your pregnancy in the most natural way possible. The Getting Pregnant Plan encompasses many topics such as fertility problems, ovulation, diet, womens cycles, and much more. I’m confident that this ebook will be of use for you in your quest of getting pregnant. I'm here to help.

  • I would suggest to not try to hard and not stress. Im trying myself to have patience, and if it doesn' happen this time, i know there will be a next time so im being patient and trying to make the sex environment more romantic. I guess if i be prepared for it then it wont come. Im always hoping it dont come and then get heartbroken when it does so just be patient and relax and it will happen in time, and i wish you the best of luck =)

  • 5 years ago

    Infertility, like any disease, is simply a sign that something is not right inside the body and must be fixed. How to reverse infertility

    I have worked with a lot of women on this issue, and have seen very few health related problems that cause such pain and anxiety as wanting to have a child and not being able to. The good news is that all the women who I have worked with who have changed diet and lifestyle factors have eventually conceived.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sure, we were trying for two years and got nowhere until we found a natural way to stimulate ovulation at almost any time of the month. Send me Answers email if you want me to send you my story.

  • 1 decade ago

    set the mood relax if you say you have to much stress then relax and instead of just having sex MAKE LOVE!! so you'll feel good and have a better chance on having a baby

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Have sex a lot per day! Take those tests that tell you when your ovulating!

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