Getting pregnant is not rocket science. It is a matter of having sex at the right time with the right quality of sperm and egg. People have been figuring this out for years without instruction manuals. There are several steps however, that can improve your success.
Step 1: Female Preparation
Prior to getting pregnant, your chances of conception will be improved by some preparation.
-Stop taking contraceptive pills/shots. It may take several months for your body to return to normal menses after stopping medication
-Take pre natal vitamins. Neural tube defects develop early in pregnancy. Start taking prenatal vitamins before you become pregnant.
-Stop smoking. Smoking can impact fertility, and it can cause fetal health problems.
-Moderation in diet and exercise. Obesity can impact fertility. Low weight and extreme exercise can impact fertility as well. Make sure you follow a healthy lifestyle with good foods and exercise, but don't go to extremes either way.
-Sleep- Leptin levels can impact fertility. Make sure you are getting adequate sleep each night. You will have plenty of time to stay up late once the baby is born.