How to Get Pregnant Faster
Want to conceive quickly? Follow these tips to boost your fertility and get pregnant fast. Plus, could you be experiencing early signs of pregnancy?
Schedule Preconception Counseling
It’s not like you’re clueless as to how babies are made, but if you and your partner are ready to start a family, checking in with your healthcare provider before you start trying can be a very smart move, says Peyman Banooni, M.D., an ob-gyn in private practice at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
During that visit, you’ll get a chance to review your medical history and discuss any possible issues that might come up during pregnancy due to past or current medical conditions. You should also come prepared with a list of all current medications, in case any might have a negative impact on your fertility or a pregnancy.
Your healthcare provider will also likely do a complete gynecological exam, blood tests, tests for sexually transmitted diseases, tests for rubella immunity (if you’re not immune, you should get vaccinated and use a reliable form of birth control for the following 3 months before getting pregnant) and possibly some genetic tests, based on your family history. Additionally, your obstetrician or midwife will likely suggest that you start taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid. Elizabeth Stein, a New York-based certified nurse midwife, also suggests that her patients see a dentist, to make sure their oral health is good as well, given that late miscarriage has been linked to maternal periodontal (gum) disease.