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Tips on getting pregnant

A baby changes everything. Having a little one in your home can bring so much joy to life but so many people struggle to conceive. We’ve got some tips on getting pregnant that will increase your chances.

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Obviously you need to have unprotected sex but don’t expect to fall pregnant after the first night. Statistics show that regular unprotected sex for about a year accounts for 84% of conceptions.

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Have sex regularly during the month. Don't make the mistake of rely on ovulation sticks to determine your sex life as they’re real passion killers.

Forbidden foods during pregnancy

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Have sex regularly during the month. Don't make the mistake of rely on ovulation sticks to determine your sex life as they’re real passion killers.

Forbidden foods during pregnancy

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Although we just suggested that you have sex regularly throughout the month, you should also know your cycle. Your egg only comes once per month (around day 14 in your cycle). As it only survives for a day or two there’s a limited window.

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Taking 400mcg of folic acid supplements every day reduces the risk of conceiving a baby who has conditions like spina bifida.

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Getting a check-up before trying for a baby is a great idea. Your GP will make sure you’re immunised against rubella which is another disease known to affect unborn children.

Forbidden foods during pregnancy

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Getting a check-up before trying for a baby is a great idea. Your GP will make sure you’re immunised against rubella which is another disease known to affect unborn children.

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Being mentally prepared is vital. When you live a busy life full of stress the last thing you want to do is make a baby. Research suggests that some couples who take the IVF route didn’t need to because a change in their busy, stressful lives would have allowed them to conceive.

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Your weight is another key to conceiving. A BMI of between 18.5 - 24.9 is a healthy one for a woman trying to conceive. Stats show that woman with a BMI of 29 or greater take longer to fall pregnant.

Forbidden foods during pregnancy

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Your weight is another key to conceiving. A BMI of between 18.5 - 24.9 is a healthy one for a woman trying to conceive. Stats show that woman with a BMI of 29 or greater take longer to fall pregnant.

Forbidden foods during pregnancy

Photo: Wikimedia commons

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