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Did Your First Attempt At Conceiving Not Go as Planned? Here are Tips to Improve the Odds of Conception

Did Your First Attempt At Conceiving Not Go as Planned? Here are Tips to Improve the Odds of Conception 

Trying to conceive without excess can be depressing and stressful. For those who have tried for an extended period without success, the negative feelings can be overwhelming.  There are some things you can do to help improve the odds of conceiving. 

Timing is Everything


Many people do not realize the timeframe for conception is actually fairly narrow.  Typically, an egg can only survive for 24 hours after ovulation.  If this window of opportunity is missed, there is no chance for pregnancy during that cycle. 

To improve timing, it is important to know when ovulation is occurring.  There are several ways to do this.  One of the easiest ways to track ovulation is by using an ovulation tester.  These tests monitor the surge of hormones in a woman’s body that are associated with ovulation.  By understanding when ovulation is occurring a couple can time intercourse to interact with this window. 

It is important to note that sperm can survive for days in a woman’s body.  Therefore, it is as important to have timed intercourse in the days immediately before ovulation.  Those sperm can wait for the egg to be released during ovulation and then fertilize the egg.

Take Care of Yourself

Trying to start a family can be a stressful process.  Unfortunately, that same stress can decrease your fertility.  Take time to distress by relaxing, exercising and focusing on your own well-being.  Take time to eat healthy meals, drink lots of water and to get rest.  All of these things can relieve stress and help your fertility and the likelihood of becoming pregnant.

Ask for Help

If you’ve been trying for longer than six months or feel as though something is wrong, ask for help.  A fertility expert can help you understand if timing or a bigger issue is the cause in the delay of building your family.  You do not have to be alone in your fertility journey.

If you are having trouble conceiving the fertility experts at New Hope Fertility Center can help.   Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.


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