I decided to become a mother when I turned 40. Once I made that decision, things happened rather quickly – and magically. Here are the 4 things that have helped me conceive naturally.
Some women know from childhood they want to be a mother.
I was a late bloomer. It took me 40 years to open up to the idea that being a mother may be in the cards for me.
But once I made the decision, things happened rather quickly – and magically.
My Tips to Getting Pregnant Naturally
I consider myself extremely lucky. But reflecting upon my own experience, I identified four things that helped me conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy. I hope these personal tips can help you on your journey to motherhood…
Here are my four top tips on how to get pregnant naturally:
1. Maintain a proper weight.
I hate to say this, but yes, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is the first order if you want to keep your reproductive cycle in balance.
Too little or too much weight can make your menstrual cycle irregular – causing you to ovulate only now and then, or not at all.
Your ovaries and your fat cells regulate estrogen, which affects ovulation.
You can find out if your weight is normal by using a BMI calculator.
2. Know your fertile signs.
I know exactly when I conceived because I woke my husband up from sleep after observing that I had just released a P-type vaginal discharge.
I believe that women are in charge in the fertility department. Knowing your fertile signs and charting your ovulation will help you time your lovemaking to achieve the optimal results.
3. Eat foods that promote ovulation and enhance fertility.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health published findings from a study of more than 18,000 women who were followed over eight years to see if their diets influenced their ability to become pregnant.
The study found that women who ate foods containing higher amounts of trans fats, animal proteins and carbohydrates, among other dietary factors, were more likely to have an ovulatory disorder.
Ovulation problems cause infertility in about 20% of women seeking help in becoming pregnant. The researchers concluded that a majority of such cases “may be preventable” by adjusting diet and lifestyle.
So to get pregnant, it’s important that you eat well and maintain a healthy lifestyle. In particular, I recommend these 10 foods that promote ovulation and enhance fertility
4. Create space to receive the gift of a new life.
Not knowing if I was able to get pregnant or not, I decided that I might consider adopting a child. So I initiated a discussion with my husband on this subject. To my relief, he was totally on board with the idea of adopting.
What’s interesting is that one month after we had this conversation, I found out that I was pregnant. My story is not unique. I’ve heard numerous other stories about women becoming pregnant after adopting children.
This is not to say that considering adoption helps with conception, but it does speak to the importance of a relaxed mind.
When our desire to have a child becomes too intense, we create undue stress in our mind and in our relationship – which is counter-productive because getting pregnant is not something we can force to happen. Rather, it’s a gift to be received.
So set a clear intention and then let go of the attachment. Focus on taking care of yourself and creating a fertile ground and space in our life, so you can allow and welcome the precious gift of a new life to come to you…
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Vitex (Supports progesterone, regulate the menstrual cycle, and prevent miscarriage)
Royal Jelly (The only food for the Queen Bee, which enables her to lay up to 2,000 eggs each day throughout her life, and outlive worker bees 30 fold)
Pink Stork Fertility Tea (Comprised of 7 organic herbs including red raspberry, nettle, and chasteberry, designed to support fertility)
Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler
Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility, by Sami S. David