Stop taking birth control pills
Once you stop using birth control, you can get pregnant at any time. If you have been taking birth control pills, it is time to stop before you start trying.
Usually, it takes a few menstrual cycle to start ovulating regularly and get primed for pregnancy.
It gives you ample time to figure out your ovulation period, which is the perfect timing for baby making.
Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Begin taking folic acid at least one month before you start trying to conceive. This nutrient can dramatically reduce the risk of certain birth defects. You can cut your chances of having a baby with neural tube defects such as spina bifida by 50 to 70 percent, according to the Centers for Disa healthy diet plan.
Kick any unhealthy habits such as drinking alcohol, smoking or using drugs and get a healthy weight.
Figure out your fertile days
For the most approximate way to determine when you ovulate, subtract 14 from the length of your cycle. You can also talk to a health professional to assist you in calculating your fertility window so that you don’t miss the opportunity to conceive.
Have sex before you ovulate
You must always have sex during your most fertile window, which is two to three days before ovulation on the day you ovulate. Experts say sperm can stick around in your uterus and fallopian tubes for two to three days, but your egg only lasts for 12 to 24 hours after it’s released. So having sex before you ovulate boosts the chances that there’ll be sperm around to greet your egg as soon as it debuts.
Start having sex a few times a week as soon as your period ends. The woman must always lie on your back after sex. “Because the vagina naturally slopes downward, resting on your back after sex allows sperm to pool there, which gives them an edge in swimming toward your egg,” says Dr. Williams. Should you keep your legs elevated, too? It can’t hurt, he says, but it probably doesn’t help any more than lying down does.
If you want to conceive, your partner must have healthy sperms. Strong, healthy sperm have the best chance of fertilizing an egg. Your partner can do several things to try to improve his fertility which includes skipping tobacco, limit alcoholic drinks to no more than three a day and get enough of certain key nutrients– like zinc, folic acid, and vitamin C – that help produces strong and plentiful sperm.