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    Trying to get pregnant
    TaylorSiegler posted:
    My husband and I have been trying since May 28, 2013 to conceive with no luck so far. I'm 20 years old, he is 25. We are both in good health, both have very demanding jobs that sometimes get in the way of our "one on one time".
    My periods are regular for the most part. My cycle lasts about 31 days although my periods are very long, sometimes lasting from 9-13 days.. I have tried an ovulation app on my phone to pin point my best days to conceive-with no luck. Last month I tried an at home digital ovulation test that showed my best days to try with no luck. I'm beginning to wonder if maybe there's something wrong, I don't know what else to do. Any tips on what I can do to better my chances of pregnancy??
    gO_Naturally_Pregnant responded:
    Hi Taylor,

    If you both have very demanding jobs, both of you are probably often quite stressed as well. Stress ain't good when trying to conceive.

    There are quite a lot of other factors, if combined, that significantly influence both male and femal fertility.

    For example are you a regular coffee or tea drinker?

    Just 2 cups a day could already affect you and your partners fertility.
    (For women it affects the receptiveness of the uterus and for men it affects the sperm motility.)

    More of these "small" but significant factors are for example:

    • Previous birth control usage? Could take a while to reverse those effects
    • Alcohol Consumption is a no no... (Both of you)
    • Diet (For example don't eat spinach and peas as it works as a contraceptive)
    • Weight (Both over- and under-weight is bad)
    • Nicotine (again a tough one to break but crucial... again affects both male and female fertility)
    • The lubricant used (If used, keep it natural)
    • Use of hot tubs and long baths is bad for both of you
    • A lot more...

    It really requires a balance of quite a few things.

    We have a few articles with way more detail haha about these and more tips that you can find here:
    ---> Get Pregnant Naturally Tips

    If you have some money to spend and want a step-by-step guide for this holistic approach:
    ---> Step-by-step e-book Recommendation

    Either way, I wish you best of luck and stay strong and keep trying.

    Heinz-Michael Teifel
    Founder of gO Naturally Pregnant

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