7 Keys to Being Optimistic When You Want to Become Pregnant
For some women, getting pregnant can be a very quick process, while for others it can become a delayed desire. This will depend on many factors, such as fertility, ovulation, and lifestyle, among others. For this reason, sometimes we find that uncertainty causes anxiety and distress. In this article, we’ll show you some keys to being optimistic when you want to become pregnant.
Keeping a positive and motivating attitude will make you enjoy the process of looking to get pregnant without rushing and with your mind focused on planning for the baby. There’s no specific time to get pregnant, but it usually happens within the first three months, although there are women who take longer to achieve it. Let’s see what you can do to stay optimistic!
Know the keys to being optimistic when looking for pregnancy
We’ll show you some of the keys that you can apply with your partner if you both have already decided to look for a baby. Maintaining positive energy and optimism will be a great help in this adventure of having a child.
1. Know and trust your body
Your body gives you signals, both when everything is going well and when it’s not. Know it and trust it, and trust that fertilization will naturally occur so you can have that longed-for baby. It’s normal at times to feel anguish or fear about not getting pregnant, but don’t despair. Everything will come in due time.
2. Calculate your fertile days
Learn how to calculate your fertile days so that you know when you’re best chances are of becoming pregnant. One option is to use the cervical mucus method, also called Billings ovulation, which consists of observing the mucus patterns during the menstrual cycle. Look closely and you’ll notice that your fertile days are those in which there’s a sensation of moisture in the vulva and the mucus is transparent and watery.
Meanwhile, during the days of maximum fertility, you’ll notice a feeling of being wet, with abundant and elastic mucus, similar to egg white. This elasticity facilitates the transport of sperm and provides their survival for about three to five days. Therefore, these are the perfect days for conception if you want to become pregnant. On the contrary, infertile or dry days are those in which your underwear doesn’t get wet.
3. Consultation with a gynecologist
Going to the gynecologist will be one of the first steps to take once you and your partner decide to have a baby. It’s important for a specialist to do a check-up to make sure you’re well. In addition, your partner will probably need to see a urologist to evaluate his male reproductive system and sperm count, among other things. This will depend on whether or not your gynecologist considers it pertinent.
4. Look for information about pregnancy
It’s important that you know about pregnancy if you want to become pregnant. To do this, look for information about ovulation and fertile days. This will be useful for you to know what’s happening inside your body and what the probabilities are that you have of becoming pregnant. Also, educate yourself about the vitamins and minerals you should take to increase your fertility. You can also read books on pregnancy and motherhood to start preparing for what’s to come.
5. Eliminate uncertainty
To be optimistic about getting pregnant you must first reduce anxiety and eliminate uncertainty as much as possible. Excess stress, anxiety, and fear can generate negative and repetitive thoughts about pregnancy. And this, instead of helping you, takes you away from the possibility of conceiving a child.
6. Improve your lifestyle
Having a healthy lifestyle, with a nutritious diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables, plus physical exercise, will prepare your body and mind for pregnancy. Exercising will help you feel better emotionally and lower stress levels. During this stage and that of pregnancy, as well as while breastfeeding, you should cut out excessive alcohol consumption, as well as smoking.
7. Do things that make you happy
Doing things that you enjoy and that make you happy will contribute to being optimistic when you want to become pregnant. Activities such as practicing yoga, going to the gym, going to the movies, going to the theater, walking with friends, going shopping, or eating out, and even something as simple as listening to music will help you release the happy hormones in your brain.
Endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin are chemicals that circulate in the body and positively influence your health by generating a sense of well-being and happiness.
Enjoy your search for a baby
Searching for a baby should be a calm, happy, exciting, and carefree process. Don’t worry or get anxious if the first, second, or third month passes and you don’t get pregnant. Remember that each woman’s body is different and her way of reacting is also different. Some women get pregnant very quickly, but others have to wait longer. The important thing is that you’re aware that everything comes at the right time, so you must be patient.
Similarly, remember to talk about all your doubts with your medical specialist, who will tell you what to do. Likewise, we recommend you apply these keys in order to be optimistic when looking to have a baby. You’ll see how you’ll be filled with positive energy and you’ll enjoy the search for your child with serenity, confidence, and hope.
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