If a woman is aware of her menstrual cycle and upcoming ovulation, she can plan to have sex regularly in the days leading up to its occurrence. This can increase her chances of getting pregnant each month.
Have sex every (other) day around the time of ovulation
If you’re trying to conceive the old fashioned way, we recommend having sex outside of your ovulation window too! This can help keep it fun, and it’s smart in case you’re wrong about when you ovulate that month.
Under no circumstances is it ever okay to make a woman feel like her struggles with fertility are linked exclusively to her inability to just “calm down and relax.“ There’s close to a 0% chance that you’re (in)ability to relax alone is the determining factor in your fertility.
Physical activity is an essential component in handling our stress and anxiety.
Stress relief, however, isn’t the only positive effect that exercise can have on fertility. A critical factor in a woman’s ability to get pregnant easily can often be her weight.
In addition to eating fertility-friendly foods, many fertility specialists also encourage hopeful parents to begin taking prenatal vitamins while they’re trying to get pregnant. These vitamins provide a well-rounded regimen of nutrients that are ideal during conception and pregnancy.
(Beneficial for all anxious expecting moms, but originally created for moms experiencing pregnancy after loss. 4 exercises I've developed with my therapist during pregnancy after loss, plus monthly calendars and mood trackers to help you monitor your progress and find important patterns)