Congratulations, wifey! You’re Married and about jet off somewhere exotic for your dream honeymoon (with your dream man) and you’ve decided you’re ready to take the next steps… babies!
The honeymoon is a great time to start for a baby; you’ll be loved up from the Wedding, you’ll have plenty of time to yourselves and you’ll be eating and drinking until the early hours of the morning. So, if you’re wanting a honeymoon baby, here are seven tips to maximise your changes.
1. Know Your Cycle
Get to know your ovulation cycle in the months leading up to the Big Day. There a only six days during your cycle when you can actually get pregnant and the best days to conceive are in the few days before and after you ovulate. If your cycle is 28-days long (which is average), this would be day 14. If your period is irregular, you can purchase an ovulation prediction kit, which will help you figure out exactly when is the best time to fall pregnant.
2. Do the Deed
You might be thinking ‘thanks, captain obvious’, but seriously, the more times you get down and dirty, the more chances you have of falling pregnant. We hear a bit of hanky-panky is also great for post-Wedding stress relief!
3. Check Your Folic Acid
Folic acid is important as it reduces the risk of having a baby with conditions like spin bifida. Start taking a 400mcg folic acid supplement every day in the months leading up to the honeymoon, so you’re minimising the risk.
4. Get Him in Boxers
There’s evidence that wearing boxers (instead of tighy-whiteys) will improve your man’s fertility as it helps keep his testicles cool. Get him a snazzy pair of loose boxer shorts and avoid saunas and spas!
5. Try Missionary
Although there’s no hard and fast study (excuse the pun) on what position is best to get pregnant, experts say that the missionary position gives those little sperms the easiest route through the cervix.
6. Stop the Pill
Lots of girls use the pill as their form of contraception, so if you this is you, it’s best to stop one or two months before your honeymoon so your body can regulate to a natural cycle again.
7. Aim for a Two-Weeker
To up your chances of falling pregnant on the honeymoon, make sure you schedule a trip that’s at least two-weeks long. This is so you can maximise your chance of being in the fertile part of your cycle while you’re away.
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