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10 Baby-Making Mistakes You should be Avoiding

Team AckoFeb 8, 2024

Those couples who are planning to make babies must realize that there are some common mistakes that might take you away from your goal. This will result in hampering the chances of getting pregnant.



Women should always plan the time to get intimate with their partner, before, during and after the ovulation period. This will increase the chances of conception and you will get the good news soon!

Here are some common mistakes that you might be making, which you should totally avoid if you want to get pregnant soon:

#1 Too Much Sex

If you are trying to conceive then it is not a good idea to indulge in sex everyday. This leads tt reduction in the sperm count in men and takes away your chances of conceiving easily. Getting physically intimate twice or thrice in a week increases the chances of getting pregnant.

#2 Irregular Sex

If you are planning a baby then you need to indulge in physical intimacy before and during ovulation as it is the best time for a woman to get pregnant. Having sex once in a week decreases the chances of getting pregnant while those couples who indulge in sex 2-3 times in a week have higher chances of becoming parents.

#3 Being Unaware of your Ovulation Cycle

If you are trying to conceive then every woman should be aware of her ovulation cycle. The best time to conceive is 3-5 days before ovulation and on the day of ovulation. Getting intimate during this time increases the chances of getting pregnant. Maintain a monthly calendar or get an ovulation kit to know about your ovulation dates so that you can derive maximum benefit from it in getting pregnant.

#4 Not Doing Anything about your Irregular Periods

If you are experiencing irregular period cycles, then there are chances that your hormone levels are imbalanced, which further mars the chances of women to get fertile. If a woman has extended menstrual cycle then she might have problem in conceiving as she will pass through just one cycle of ovulation. This will be taken care of by your doctor and once the hormones are in control then the chances of getting pregnant will increase.

#5 Unhealthy Lifestyle

If you want to become parents and make babies then it is very much necessary to improve your lifestyle. Eat healthy and fiber-rich foods, avoid smoking, alcohol and other such factors that harm your chances of getting pregnant. Stress and depression also play a key role in infertility so you better laugh a lot and be happy in any given situation. This is good for you and your partner. Exercise a lot, practise a lot of breathing exercises and push yourself more towards a healthy lifestyle.

#6 Not Changing Positions

Almost all the couples enjoy intimacy in one position or another. They have their favorite positions where they enjoy having sex. This is also a common mistake that might be posing a problem for women to get pregnant. Keep trying new positions while having sex to increase the chances of getting pregnant easily. This will also make your intimate moments fun and you will enjoy with a happy mood.

#7 Using Lubricants Too Often

Most of the lubricants do not go well with the health of the sperms in men and this reduces the chances of women getting pregnant even after trying hard. External lubricants are not safe either, so it is a good idea to avoid the use of such lubricants. Coconut oil or olive oil can be used as a safe lubricant while having sex. Natural method of having sex easily helps the sperm to reach the ovaries to increase the chances of a woman to get pregnant.

#8 Thinking that only the 'Woman' is the Reason behind the Infertility

If a woman is not getting pregnant inspite of trying everything then it is wrong to think that something is physically wrong with her. Even the unhealthy lifestyle of men can lead to infertility and this mars the chances of the woman getting pregnant. It is better for the couple to get all the check-ups done before planning a baby.

Keep all these things in mind and you will sail through the journey of becoming parents. You will get the good news soon and after 9 months of your pregnancy, you will be proud parents of a little angel.

Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only, based on industry experience and secondary sources. It is not a substitute for professional advice. Please consult a qualified expert for health or insurance-related decisions. Content is subject to change, refer to current policy wordings for specific ACKO details.



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