7 Credible Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

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Some women who find it easy to conceive sometimes joke that, “even if I eat an orange I will get pregnant!” Other women, however, go through all sorts of frustration and pain in their attempt to conceive. If you are having a tough time conceiving, I want to share with you ways in which you can increase your chances of getting pregnant, so that you can become a mother and feel happy.

Are you ready to learn some of the best ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant? Then read on…

1.    Be Careful of the Sodas

A study conducted in 2012 showed that women who drink a certain amount of soda every day have a lower fertility rate than women who do not drink soda. Therefore, reduce your intake of sodas or stop drinking them at all. Instead of drinking a soda, choose to drink a fruit juice or drink the juice of natural fruits often so that you can maintain your fertility and increase your chances of getting pregnant. This is one of the easy ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

2.    Eat Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are one of the foods you can eat to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Studies have shown that eating Brazil nuts can help to make a woman more fertile thereby increasing the chances that she can get pregnant. Therefore, consume Brazil nuts on a regular basis. Eat some of it just before you start romance-in-bed with your husband and also after you have your breakfast and dinner. This is one of the simple ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

3.    Eat Tiger Nuts

You can help increase your chances of getting pregnant by eating Tiger nuts. Research has shown that Tiger nuts can increase fertility in both men and women. Hence, make it a point to eat Tiger nuts whenever you can. Chew a handful of raw Tiger nuts after you have your breakfast and again after you eat your dinner. Moreover, let your husband eat them too so that he can also become more fertile. Put some Tiger nuts in the mouth of your husband between rounds of making love to make this time a more romantic experience.

4.    Control Your Weight

You can increase your chances of getting pregnant if you avoid becoming overweight or underweight. Medical experts agree that being overweight can affect your chances of getting pregnant. On the other hand too, women who are underweight also have it tough when trying to conceive. Therefore, do vigorous exercises every day and eat foods that will not make you put on fat, if you are overweight. If you are underweight, seek the help of a doctor or nutritionist to help you gain the right weight.

Controlling your weight will help to make your chances of getting pregnant better.

5.    Let Your Husband Protect His Sperms

Doctors agree that heat can destroy the quality of the sperms a man produces negatively. Exposing the scrotal sac, and therefore the testes which produce sperms, to heat can lead to a reduction of the number of sperms the man produces, and this can affect the fertility of the man. As a result, your husband may find it difficult impregnating you.

Therefore, let your husband stay away from the heat in your kitchen, let him wear cotton underpants, and let him wear loose boxer shorts instead of tight-fitting synthetic underpants.

6.    Have Sex During Your Fertile Period

According to Dr. Philip Imler and Dr. David Wilbanks of the American Pregnancy Association, there are six days during your menstrual cycle on which you can get pregnant. These six days include the five days leading up to the day you ovulate, and the day of ovulation itself. Therefore, have a lot of sex during this period. To increase your chances of getting pregnant, have sex early in the morning and also in the night after close of work.

If you have irregular periods, then you can increase your chances of getting pregnant by having sex anytime between the 6th and 21st days of your menstrual cycle. Do not forget that you must know the signs of ovulation before you can use this strategy effectively .

7.    Pray

God is the One who makes a woman conceive after her husband has done his part and science has also done its part. He is the God who made Rachel conceive after years of barrenness. He is the God who made Hannah conceive after she had found it difficult getting pregnant for some years. What He did for these women He can do for you too.

Therefore, make supplication to Him and tell Him to help you conceive. Pray a prayer such as, “Dear Father, it hurts me every time I see my friends and family members playing with their babies. I also want to experience the joy of carrying a baby for nine months and then holding him in my arms when he is born. Please help me to get pregnant so that I can also experience the joys of motherhood.  Amen.”

After the prayer, continue to have faith in God and be patient. Persevere in prayer and do not worry or  fear. In His time, just as He helped Rachel and Hannah to have children, He will help you too to conceive.

Conclusion

If you eat the right foods, control your weight, have sex at the proper time every month, and pray, you can increase your chances of getting pregnant. If you continue to find it difficult to conceive even after following these tips, don’t give up. Continue to do them and persevere in prayer and in due time you will also say the words “darling I am pregnant” to your husband.

 

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5 Practical Ways to Cope with a Miscarriage

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Some women have to cope with a miscarriage after coming to love their baby and after bonding with him. Let’s take the case of Yaa Agyemang, for example. She was looking forward to have her next baby, although she had one other child.

“Kofi Mensah was a baby who kicked as though he was a professional soccer player. He kept me awake at night with his kicking and I often told him to be patient, for the time to play for Accra Great Olympics had not arrived yet. I can still remember his first little kicks, like gentle, loving nudges. Each time he moved, my heart burned with love for him. I knew him so well that I could feel his pain and his joy,” Yaa says.

Unfortunately for Yaa, Kofi turned over violently one night and was pronounced dead the next morning.

If you are one of the women who have suffered a miscarriage, how do you cope with a miscarriage?

1.    Deal with Anger

You may feel angry with the doctors and nurses because you may think they did not do enough to save your baby. Thinking in such a manner will only make you bitter which will only worsen your emotional condition and make you feel miserable.

Right after the miscarriage, talk to a friend or family member you trust. Tell him or her about how you feel, about your fears, worries, anger and so on. This will help to free you of the destructive effects of bottling everything inside you and it will make you feel emotionally relieved. This is an excellent way to cope with anger after a miscarriage.

2.    Do Not Let Other People Tell You How to React

Often when a person suffers a misfortune or tragedy, people are quick to give all sorts of advice. They may tell you to stop crying when you are mourning the loss of your baby, or tell you to show more grief when they see you look happy.

Everyone has his way of handling a big disappointment. Thus, be comfortable about however you choose to deal with the misfortune. If you feel like crying, cry your heart out. On the other hand, if you are strong enough not to feel too disappointed about the loss, be joyful and feel content with yourself. Do not let those around you dictate to you how you should respond to the miscarriage. This is the best way to cope with having a miscarriage.

3.    Exercise

Exercising is one thing you can do to cope with a miscarriage. This activity will make your body release a group of chemicals known as endorphins which can make you feel calm, relaxed,  and at peace with yourself so that you will not be too worried. It is a great way to cope with anxiety after a miscarriage.

Furthermore, exercising will help to keep you occupied so that you will not think about the misfortune too much. To make your periods of exercising more interesting, play your favorite music while you exercise to put you in a good mood.

Here is an easy exercise you can do at home to make you feel relaxed.

  1. Lie on your bed and breathe in deeply. Then, breathe out.
  2. Tighten your toe muscles, then the muscles of your legs.
  3. Keep on tightening all the muscles in your body, then, finally, clench your fingers.
  4. Slowly, relax all the muscles you have tightened. Let the feeling that you are relaxing creep up through your whole body.
  5. Reverse the order of the exercise by first tightening the muscles of your fingers and then proceeding to tighten the muscles of your arms, abdomen and so on.
  6. Breathe in deeply again at the end of the exercise, then breathe out.

 

Do this exercise early in the morning when you wake up and also in the evening before you have your bath.

4.    Eat the Right Foods

One good way to cope with miscarriage depression is to eat foods that can help to keep you in the right mood. Certain foods can help you to feel good about yourself as well as help you to fight the depression that may want to attack you. Some of these foods are: dark green leafy vegetables, Avocados, berries, and oranges. Therefore, eat a lot of these foods after you have the miscarriage and you will feel great so that you can get on with life.

5.    Pray

God comforts those who look to Him for emotional strength when they face tragedy and suffering. He has got the track record and so can help you to deal with your miscarriage. He is the God who strengthened Job when the latter experienced tragedy. He is the God who strengthened Naomi when she lost her husband and two sons.

Pour out your heart to Him in prayer and seek His support. You can pray a prayer such as, “Dear God, I am very sad that my baby died. I am so hurt and disappointed. But Lord, I must going on living. Please help me to cope with the miscarriage pain. Give me grace so that I can continue with my life. Please give me strength to cope with this miscarriage loss. Please help me to have joy in spite of the situation because I know there is hope for tomorrow, as you say in Your Word. Heal my emotional pain and help me to think good and positive thoughts. Amen.”

Conclusion

Dealing with the disappointment of losing the baby, keeping yourself physically active, and eating foods that will help you to fight depression are all good ways to cope with a miscarriage. In addition, look beyond your circumstances and remind yourself that, with God’s help, you can have another baby. Let that thought encourage you to forget the loss and to keep on living.

 

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How to Potty Train Your Child

Pix. 1. You have to potty train your child well after carrying him for nine months

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Potty training is one of the issues that will come up as your baby grows and starts eating solid food. Some mothers wonder whether there is a right age at which to give a child toilet training. Others are curious about whether there are methods that a mother can use to make toilet training easy and fun. There are techniques you can use to potty train your child and I want to share some of them with you in this article. 

Should You Potty Train Your Child?

Many child specialists agree that it is not necessary to train your baby from birth. They think it is harmful for they believe that a small baby feels good when he passes his motion and soils himself because he feels the motion are his creation, something which belongs to him and which he cherishes.

Age to Potty Train Your Child

“What is the best age to potty train your child?” some mothers ask.It is quite impossible to train a child until he has learnt to control his urine and motions. A baby will muster the art of controlling the urge to urinate and to move his bowels after he is one year old.

If you are too strict with your baby before this control is established, you will only make your child hate the chamber pot. He will become stubborn and have frequent tantrums. So, forget all about potty training your child until he is well over a year.

Fastest Way to Potty Train Your Child

If you can get a small seat with a potty under it, you may find that your baby may consent to sit on it for a few minutes. If he obliges by passing a motion, be careful not to carry away the potty or show signs of disgust. Let him carry his pot to the toilet and help you to flush it away. Praise him after you flush the toilets to encourage him to adopt that habit. If he enjoys the game you will find that he will oblige you again and again as time goes on. This is one of the fun ways to potty train your child.

Potty Training Your Strong- Willed Child

A strong-willed child may refuse to sit down, or get up before he has performed. The best you can do is to coax him to sit on the chamber pot. You may also choose to take him to the toilet where you should sit on the seat and laugh to show him that moving the bowels is a fun thing to do.

Another way you can potty train this kind of child is to give him a reward, such as a kiss and a moment of cuddling, whenever he finishes with the act. If he sees that every time he obliges you he gets kiss and a show of love, he would be more willing to move his bowels.

Easy Ways to Potty Train Your Child

It is a good idea to leave a part of a toddler’s training almost entirely to himself in the first year. Just say “wee-wee” when he urinates and “pooh-pooh” when he soils himself so that he will associate those actions with those words.

During your baby’s second year, he will become more aware of wetting or soiling himself. It will make him more conscious of what he is doing. You will realize that in no time he will say “wee-wee” or “pooh-pooh” before he wets or soils himself.

How to Potty Train Your Child at Night

Give your baby liquids and fluids mainly in the morning and afternoon but refrain from giving him any fluids or liquids after  5.00 p.m. so that he can urinate most of these liquids and fluids before you go to bed. With time his bladder will learn to hold on until the morning and, consequently, he will not wet himself at night and cry to disturb you.

Also, wake your child up at 10.00 p.m. or thereabouts. Ask him if he wants to “pooh-pooh” so that you can help him to move his motions before you sleep.

How Not to Potty Train Your Child

There are a few things you must avoid when you want to potty train your child:

  • Do not force him to pass a motion if he does not want to. Do not nag at him too much or else you will make him withhold his movements for days and become constipated.
  • Avoid too much fuss and anxiety. Fussing around the child will make him tense and he may take a longer time to gain control over himself because tense, highly-strung children take a longer time to attain control than relaxed ones.

Conclusion

If you want to potty train your child in a way that will be less stressful and make the child co-operate, then you must refrain from putting pressure on the child to kow-tow to your ways, but give him some freedom to be a child. This will make the child more willing to move his motions to please you.

 

You might also like to read about how you can take good care of your newborn baby and also how to take care of him as he grows.

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Increase Your Chances of Having a Boy Using Shettles’ Method

Pix. 1.  Making love close to ovulation can increase your chances of having a boy

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Do you know you can choose to have a baby boy if you want to? That’s right! There are a number of scientific techniques that, research claims, can be used to increase the chances of having a baby boy.

One of such techniques is the Shettles Method. In this article, I want to look at how you can use this method to conceive a male child.

You must be curious, aren’t you? So, let’s get started right away.

The Wife’s Ovulation Date Must Be Determined

Pix. 2.  Determining your ovulation date can increase your chances of having a boy

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According to the Shettles Method, when a couple has sex as close as possible to the time when the woman releases an egg from her ovary it increases the couple’s chances of having a baby boy.

It is possible that a woman may not know when she ovulates. If the wife does not know the signs that can tell her that she is ovulating, then these tips will help her:

  1. She should observe the mucus that comes from her cervix every day. Just before ovulation occurs, the mucus tends to be elastic and watery, just like the white part of a raw egg.
  2. Take the temperature of your body every morning before you start your daily activities because just before you ovulate, your temperature will rise sharply.
  3. Use an ovulation predictor kit which detects the Luteinizing Hormone (LH) that your body releases just before ovulation.  Shettles recommends that you test for LH between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and again between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. every day so that you can notice the sharp rise in LH levels in your body immediately it happens.

The Husband Should Try to Increase His Sperm Count

The husband should do whatever needs to be done so that he can have a lot of sperms to raise the likelihood that when he sleeps with his wife she will get pregnant. Accordingly, the husband should refrain from having sex with his wife from two to five days before she releases an egg.

Here are a few things a husband can do to increase his sperm count:

  1. Keep your testes cool. You can do this by staying away from hot areas of the house, such as the kitchen, and also by wearing cotton underpants. Furthermore, avoid wearing underpants that press the testes against your body.
  2. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.
  3. Eat a lot of nuts, such as tigernuts, Brazilnuts, and almonds
  4. Consume a lot of seeds, such as sesame seeds and watermelon seeds.
  5. Avoid smoking and drinking.

Make Love Very Close to Ovulation

Make love when the wife is very certain she is ovulating. Try to make love about 24 hours before the wife starts ovulating and end it 12 hours after she has started ovulating. Shettles Method assumes that male sperms, though fragile, can reach the egg faster than the female sperms because they are smaller and faster than the female sperms, which are strong but large and slow. Therefore, when you have sex as close as possible to ovulation, you ensure that as many male sperms as possible can reach the egg immediately after the husband releases them.

The Wife Should Experience Orgasm

Male sperms die faster in the acidic environment inside the woman’s vagina. When the wife experiences an orgasm, it increases the likelihood that many male sperms will survive and fertilize the egg because extra cervical fluid, which reduces the acidity of the vagina, is released . This makes the resulting environment conducive for the male sperms thereby increasing the likelihood that many of them will survive to reach the egg.

Conclusion

These are some of the things you need to know about having a baby boy using the Shettles Method. Research shows that this method is moderately effective, but if you desire very much to have a boy, there is no harm in trying this method to see how things work out. Who knows, you could be one of the  couples who achieve success when they use this method. Moreover, it is far cheaper to do than some of the other methods, such as using PGD with In-Vitro Fertilization which costs more than $20,000 and for which results are not guaranteed.

If, on the other hand, you desire to have a baby girl, then you must read this article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Breastfeed a Baby

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Every pregnant woman has to decide whether to breastfeed a baby or whether to feed a baby with artificial food.

There are several advantages of breastfeeding your baby:

  1. It is convenient and time-saving. You do not have to wash or sterilize bottles, make sure the food is at a particular temperature, or have to prepare the food as it happens when you give your baby artificial food.
  2. Studies suggest that women who breastfeed are less likely to develop breast cancer.
  3. It will help you to lose some of the weight you gained during pregnancy.
  4. It will help your uterus return to its normal size.
  5. A breastfed baby is less likely to be infected with bacteria, fungi, or viruses.

If you decide to breastfeed your baby, you must, first of all, prepare your breasts for breastfeeding whilst you are still pregnant.

Preparing Your Breasts for Breastfeeding

From about the 30th week of your pregnancy hold the outer part of your breasts gently anytime you have your bathe and massage them towards your nipple. After you do this manipulation for a period time you will see that a yellow liquid, called colostrum, will seep out of your nipples.

This exercise will help to keep the milk ducts of your breasts open as well as help you learn how to express your breasts so that you will have little problems doing it when your baby is born.

Prepare Your Nipples

From about the 30th week of your pregnancy wash your nipples with water anytime you have your bathe and dry them carefully, and then rub a little anhydrous lanolin on them. Draw out each nipple and roll them very gently between your forefinger and your thumb a few times. As a result of this exercise, your nipples will become flexible and will not crack when your baby sucks.

Various Positions in Which You Can Breastfeed Your Baby

There are a number of ways you can position yourself so that you can breastfeed your baby properly:

  1. You can breastfeed a baby while sitting upright.
  2. You can breastfeed a baby while lying down in bed.

 

How to Breastfeed a Baby While Sitting Upright

Sit in an armchair and put one arm on an arm of the chair. You may choose to put a pillow on the arm of the chair if that will make you feel more comfortable. Let your baby sit on your thighs and support him with one hand. Your

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How to Breastfeed a Baby
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How to Breastfeed a Baby

baby’s head must rest on the elbow joint of the hand you are using to support him, whilst the lower part of that same arm supports his thigh or the lower part of his back.

Remove your breast and hold it with your other hand. Push your nipple gently towards your baby’s mouth and press your breast away from his nose so that he can breathe properly. Make sure that at least some of the areola (the dark part around the nipple) is inside your baby’s mouth. Continue to hold the breast firmly as your baby sucks.

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How to Breastfeed a Baby While Lying Down in Bed

Put your baby in a supine position on the bed. Lie down on the bed beside your baby, facing it. Make sure you are comfortable.  Draw your baby close to you and make sure his head is pointed directly at your nipple, but not looking up, down, or to the side. Positioning your baby in such a way will prevent him from pulling your nipple to one side which can cause you pain.

How to Breastfeed a Baby with Teeth

Whether you breastfeed a baby while sitting upright or while lying down  in bed, tilt your baby’s whole body towards you. His head should face your nipple directly. Then, push your nipple about one inch into his mouth so that his lips forms a seal on the breast. This will prevent the baby from biting your nipple. Remember to press your breast down from your baby’s nose so that he can breathe well.

Conclusion

When you breastfeed a baby, which forms part of taking good care of your newborn baby, it will help you to bond with him properly. The spectra s1 baby breast pump and spectra s2 baby breast pump can also help you to feed your baby if you are a career woman.

You must also remember  that to be able to breastfeed your baby well, you have to take good care of yourself when you are pregnant.

 

 

 

 

 

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