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What are your top tips to get pregnant quickly?

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Crystal049 Sun 01-Sep-13 16:18:37

Just looking for lots of tips as going to TTC soon and want to be armed with anything that has worked for you guys. It will be my first and literally have no idea except for taking pregnancy vitamins, exercising, having sex obvs and generally trying not to get obsessed x

VJONES1985 Sun 01-Sep-13 17:07:59

That's all you can do! We're all doing those things where possible and the rest is down to luck and nature. Good luck! smile

CoffeeGuzzler Sun 01-Sep-13 17:18:41

That's pretty much it Crystal. smile. Boink boink and live in hope. And possibly invest in ovulation predictors and/or temp.

blamber Sun 01-Sep-13 18:00:17

Remember though it depends on nature too, sometimes things can take a while. Even if everything's working fine, it's normal to take 6-12 months to conceive.

TheContrastofWhiteonWhite Sun 01-Sep-13 18:03:17

I would honestly say that I would give it at least three months of shagging a lot! If you start down the road of OPKs and timing straight away, what should be a lot of fun can be a chore immediately.

Also - way, way TMI- try to get to know your own body and cycle. If you are not on hormonal contraception at teh moment you can often learn to recognise the different stages in your own cycle and target fertile times.

VJONES1985 Sun 01-Sep-13 18:22:05

I agree re OPKS but having just come off the pill and therefore not knowing my own cycle yet, I've found them a godsend.

TheContrastofWhiteonWhite Sun 01-Sep-13 18:36:46

I think that knowing when you are ovulating is overrated though. Unless you are a couple who struggle to have enough sex, at the outset just making sure you have sex every couple of days and, if you can, being especially careful to do so around the middle of your cycle, is all you really need to know. I think OPKs can make you feel it's all in the timing, whereas the reality is that the fertile window is actually relatively large and it's mostly luck rather than anything else.

cookielove Sun 01-Sep-13 19:41:17

We stopped using protection on our wedding night last year (in fact a year ago today) and properly started ttc in Jan this year. We started Opk's (cheap ones from wilko's) in June. Using Opk's and following the Smep (sperm meets egg plan) in July got up duffed am 9weeks 3days today smile

2lilgirls Sun 01-Sep-13 20:18:58

Good diet, limit caffeine and alcohol (although for some people those aren't an issue but they are for me)

Use OPK's

DTD like a crazy thing for 3 or 4 days when you get a positive opk

And viola! grin

mrspaddy Sun 01-Sep-13 20:23:15

Only thing I can say is DTD any day you're ovulating and if you have a sporadic cycle.. got for it everyday from day 11. The every second day thing didn't work for us.

Don't worry about OPK just yet.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 01-Sep-13 20:29:41

Try to accept that it is all pot luck - one woman can have sex twice every day for the entire month and still not get pregnant, whereas another woman who has sex just once will get pregnant straight on her first month of trying.

Top Tip : don't expect it to happen straight away and try and enjoy yourselves smile

PrincessKitKat Sun 01-Sep-13 20:30:46

I used OPKs (amazon cheapies) on the second month just to check I was ovving (paranoid!)... I was and ended up pregnant!

The 'monthly cycle' apps are also handy for keeping track of what's normal for you & your body while you're waiting to TTC.

Good luck OP, wishing you a swift BFP and a happy pregnancy smile

amothersplaceisinthewrong Sun 01-Sep-13 20:32:16

Lots of sex,

mameulah Sun 01-Sep-13 22:42:32

And do your very best not to get obsessed about it. So difficult. So important! I got pregnant both times when I stopped trying to get pregnant. We sadly lost our first pregnant but now have the most wonderful pfb ds! Good luck!

Brodicea Mon 02-Sep-13 17:18:48

I was trying for 12 months, and got pregnant last cycle: only differences were:
- we had BOTH been taking vitamins (DH for his sperm, various supplements recommended in the Zita West book) for about four months which would mean his sperm were arguably better quality than previously as were my eggs;
- ate loads more protein than normal;
- I had been charting so knew the almost exact date, although each month was always different - then we happened to do it twice on the day of ovulation(once in the morning, once at night);
- had good sex, not dutiful sex;
- we used a sperm friendly lubricant, the expensive 'yes, baby' one from Holland and Barrett - I think my phd might be a bit sperm-unfriendly! It's one you use everyday to keep your environment good so I popped it in each night before bed, rather than squidging it out during the act.

So I didn't get pregnant quickly, but after a long haul, a combination of the above, and a bit of luck made it happen!

Tea1Sugar Mon 02-Sep-13 17:56:01

Being realistic about how fast it can happen


Sex that's fun not prescriptive

juneau Mon 02-Sep-13 17:59:51

Be a healthy weight (i.e. with the 'normal' range on a height/weight chart). This is probably the single most important thing you can do.

Don't take recreational drugs.

Review any medications you're currently taking with your GP.

Keep alcohol within sensible limits (some people give up drinking, but many don't).

Take prenatal vitamins (I took 'conception' ones)

Have sex every other day after your period finishes for 10 days. And enjoy it grin

Twattergy Mon 02-Sep-13 20:37:49

Don't assume you ovulate mid cycle! It really varies so always slip in extra cheeky shags when you can any time of month.

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