A new year is almost here, and I know that many of you have resolved to get pregnant in 2014. You may be trying for your first child, or looking to give your children a sibling. Whether it's your first or third, here are some things to know:
- There are ways to get pregnant faster. There's no guarantee, of course, but a little knowledge may help you conceive faster!
- Don't expect to get pregnant the first month you try. It can happen, but don't be too surprised if it doesn't. (Read this to learn how quickly you can expect to get pregnant.)
- Don't douche, use non-fertility friendly lubricants, or only have sex when you're ovulating. Really. Here's more you should not do if you want to get pregnant.
- If you don't conceive after a year, get help. And if you're 35 or older, get help after six months. Don't delay, even if you already have children. Secondary infertility accounts for almost half of all infertile couples.
- If you have any infertility symptoms, you don't have to wait a year before seeing your doctor. Go talk to your doctor now, and see if they can start helping you right away.
Have you already been trying for a year and now you're ready to get help? Here's what to do next when you can't get pregnant.
Here's to positive pregnancy tests and a healthy doses of morning sickness (but not too much!) in 2014!
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