12 Natural Ways to Help You Get Pregnant Fast!

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Becoming pregnant is one of the most enriching and personally satisfying experiences in a woman’s life. Once you and your partner decide that you want to start a family, most people want it to happen right now!

For some women, they seem to get pregnant at the drop of a hat, but for others…

Most women become pregnant within 6 months after they start trying to conceive but if you have seen a doctor and they have given you the OK to get started, then why not do everything possible to increase your chances of becoming preggo as quickly as possible?

While there are many factors that contribute this process, including your partner’s sperm quality, your diet, and many other lifestyle choices, there are still plenty of things under your control.

Try some of the top 12 natural ways that can help you to get pregnant fast. Always talk to your doctor before taking any herbal supplement to ensure you have no drug interactions and to determine the correct dose for you.

 

1. Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract can help improve the mucous of the cervix, which help improve the mobility of the sperm. Grape seeds are an excellent source of antioxidants and can help to maintain water retention in the body. They can also lower the blood pressure, which can be really beneficial when it comes time to conceive.

 

2. Pomegranate

This fruit has so much to offer us! Pomegranates can improve fertility for women by thickening the uterine lining and increasing blood flow to the uterus. Pomegranates can even help in the development of a healthy fetus. For men, pomegranate can improve sperm quality. Drink at least 8 ounces of pure pomegranate juice each day. You can also make a powder of the seeds and bark of the fruit. Mix them together and add ½ a teaspoon of this powder to a glass of water and drink twice each day to improve your fertility level.

 

3. Cod Liver Oil

This is a super highly concentrated form of vitamin A and vitamin D, which can go a long way towards preparing the body to become pregnant. OK, it isn’t a favorite flavor of most people, but you can take supplements so you don’t have to deal with the taste.

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4. Olive Oil

A high intake of the monounsaturated fats that are in olive ol are well known to be associated with reproductive health. In one study performed in 2010, researchers found that the higher the intake of monounsaturated fats, the higher the odds of live birth in women who were undergoing in vitro fertilization. Consume one or two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil each day to help improve your fertility levels. Use olive oil in your cooking and salad dressings as well.

 

5. Stinging Nettle

You will find that many herbalists recommend nettle for those who are planning to become pregnant because it’s a powerful uterine tonic. Stinging nettle is also loaded with minerals that are good for your body, as well as being a known stress reducer, which can increase your chances of becoming pregnant. You can take nettle supplements, or make your own tea from the dried leaves.

If you are already pregnant, do not consume stinging nettle.

 

6. Maca

This ancient hormone-balancing root contains powerful vitality and fertility promoting compounds. This herb is well known for balancing progesterone and estrogen in women, which can increase fertility levels. Maca root is also loaded with iron, which can be a great help to women before conception. For men, maca root helps to improve both the sperm count and sperm mobility. Maca root is sold as a powder in almost all health food and natural stores. Mix ¼ to ½ a teaspoon of this powder in 8 ounces of water and drink it once per day.

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7. Chasteberry

This herb is sometimes called vitex. Chasteberry helps to improve the hormonal balance and ovulation, both of which can be problems that might delay pregnancy. This herb can also help to fight PCOS, one of the leading causes behind infertility for women. Consult your physician for the proper dosage.

 

8. Dates

In Ayurvedic medicine, dates are often recommended to help increase a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant. Dates are a healthy food that are rich in many vitamins and minerals that are very good for improving fertility.

Try this fertility drink from India. Drink one cup of this mixture each day for 7 days from the date of your last period.

Remove the seeds from 10 or 12 dates and grind them with 2 tablespoons of coriander to make a paste. Add ¾ cup of full fat milk to this paste and put this mixture on the stove until it reaches a boil. Stir well. Turn off the flame and allow to cool.

 

9. Folic Acid

This is a super important vitamin for women who are trying to conceive. This vitamin encourages cell division and encourages ovulation. Your doctor will give you this vitamin during pregnancy, but why not start taking it before? Most women take 400mcg each day for at last 1 month before trying to conceive and continue until their first trimester, Talk to your doctor about the perfect dose for you. You can also eat foods that are known to be rich in folic acid such as broccoli, raisins, avocados, beans, and dark green leafy veggies.

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10. Apple Cider Vinegar

Raw, organic apple cider vinegar flushes toxins from the body and can naturally help to balance the hormones. The vinegar is acidic by nature but once inside the body it has an alkalinizing effect. Apple cider vinegar helps to maintain a more alkaline pH in your vagina, which can help you become pregnant faster. It can also help to eliminate candida, which can lead to problems with infertility. Simply add 2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and a small amount of raw, organic honey to one glass of water and drink two glasses each day.

 

11. Vitamin D

Before you try to conceive, get your vitamin D levels checked. A deficiency in this important vitamin can cause infertility and miscarriage. One study, published in the molecular Nutrition and Food Research journal in 2010, showed that vitamin D was just as important for becoming pregnant as well as for the birth of a healthy baby.

Another study, published in the journal Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental in 2011, showed that a deficiency in vitamin D was linked to metabolic risk factors for those with PCOS, which causes irregular ovulation. Eat foods that are high in this important vitamin such as cheese, eggs, salmon and mushrooms. You should also try to get natural vitamin D from sunlight. Get at least 10 minutes of early morning sunlight each day to increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

 

SEE ALSO: Why You Should be Eating More of This One Overlooked Vegetable

 

12. Stress Management

Everyone experiences stress on some level but when you are trying to conceive, stress levels seem to go through the roof. Women who are undergoing stress have higher levels of an enzyme called alpha-amylase, which delays ovulation and affects your overall monthly cycle.

Reduce stress as much as possible by practicing relaxation techniques such as soothing music, meditation, yoga, massage therapy, aroma therapy, acupuncture, and nature walks.

Everyone’s body is different. Always consult your physician before consuming any herbal product or even before taking vitamin supplements. Be sure you are doing the right thing for you and your baby to be and speak to a qualified doctor.

References:

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