10 Things You Should Know about Getting Pregnant

Mar 02, 2010 | Fertility Care
  1. Do you feel inadequate because “everyone you know” just looks at their husbands and gets pregnant? If you think about it, you don’t have that many friends like that. So don’t feel like you’re alone – you aren’t.
  2. It isn’t unusual for it to take up to 12 months to get pregnant
  3. If you’re an older mom-to-be or just have a feeling that something is wrong – consider seeing a fertility doc sooner than later
  4. Take folic acid every day – it will decrease your chances of having a baby with a defect with the spinal cord
  5. Have intercourse every other day and start before you ovulate
  6. Use an ovulation predictor kit – it may help you time intercourse better
  7. There is no such thing as a dumb question so see your ObGyn before you even try to get pregnant so they can help guide you. This kind of appointment is called a preconception counseling appointment. Take the time to learn everything you need to learn before you’re pregnant.
  8. In any given cycle you only have about at 15% chance of conceiving – so don’t feel bad if it isn’t working right away.
  9. Never blame yourself. We are used to working really hard and if we work hard enough – we will reach our goal. Pregnancy isn’t like that. There’s only so much you can do.
  10. Help is just a phone call away. There are fertility docs in almost area of this country now and if not a close drive from you – a phone call is all you need to get in touch with a fertility doc. Most of us do phone calls and some of us even Skype!