Trying to conceive was never an issue for me. I was able to get pregnant quickly with all four of my boys. However, when I was looking for a couple to work with as a gestational surrogate several years ago, I learned a lot about various fertility issues, as well as came across a lot of couples who had trouble conceiving. It was heartbreaking to know that there are couples out there who so desperately want a baby, but are having trouble conceiving. I thought I would share some answers to frequently asked questions about trying to conceive that I learned from the fertility clinic I worked with as a surrogate as well as some other reputable sources along the way.
1. How Long Does it Take to Conceive on Average?
Provided that you do not have any major underlying fertility issues, half of couples who are trying to conceive will be successful within 6 months, the rest will conceive generally within 1 year’s time.
2. Can Weight Affect Your Ability to Conceive?
Unfortunately, weight can affect a woman’s ability to conceive. Having an active lifestyle, being within an average weight range for your height and eating a healthy diet can all help you have a better chance of conceiving.
3. Is It Harder to Conceive As You Get Older?
Age, just like weight may factor into a couple’s ability to conceive. It can be harder for women to conceive after the age of 35, but it is by no means impossible, it just might take a bit longer.
4. When Trying to Conceive What Are Some Helpful Things You Can Do?
One of the most effective things you can do when trying to conceive is to know when you ovulate. If you know this information, your chances of conception can go up drastically, as your highest chance of conceiving is typically within 24 hours of ovulation as well as the 24 hours prior to it.
Another thing that you can try is using a lubricant product that supports fertility and lends to your goal of trying to conceive. Many lubricants contain ingredients that can actually hinder sperm motility. Astroglide TTC Trying to Conceive™ provides the same temporary relief of vaginal dryness as other Astroglide products, but also contains galactose which is naturally found in semen and fructose, which is a natural energy source for sperm, to help with motility, not hinder it.
Astroglide TTC™ creates an environment where sperm have a chance of survival because it supports fertility with adjusted pH levels, compatible osmolality and a consistency similar to your body’s own cervical mucus. It is specifically designed for couples who are trying to conceive.
If you are trying to conceive, Astroglide TTC™ at many local retail stores. It comes with 8 pre-filled disposable applicators that make it easy to get a good coating, and a price of just $12.99, a lower price than many similar products on the market.
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Astroglide TTC™ sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine