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5 Things To Avoid When Trying To Conceive

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Trying to conceive is one of the hardest things you can do.

Just getting to the point where you’re ‘not quite ready to have a baby but the time will never be perfect so we might as well start trying‘ is HUGE.

And then it’s just one big waiting game.

There are a couple of things you might be doing that could affect your fertility.

If you want to conceive a baby as soon as possible, you’ll have to give up a couple of luxuries.

But they will all be worth it! Once you have your little bundle of joy in your arms, you won’t care that you haven’t had caffeine in almost a year. Trust me.

What To Avoid When Trying To Conceive

You’re probably wondering what you can and can’t do when trying to conceive.

Can I drink when trying to conceive? What about coffee? Is skydiving while trying to conceive off limits?!

All valid questions, and you’ll be pleased to know that while you are trying to conceive you don’t have to change much of your daily routine!

Here are some things you might want to avoid in order to increase your odds of getting pregnant.


1. Smoking

Did you know it takes longer for smokers to conceive? It’s true.

On top of this, smoking increases the chances of a miscarriage and even makes a woman’s eggs more prone to abnormalities.

Your partner should also consider kicking the habit as studies have shown that male smokers have a lower sperm count than their non-smoking counterparts.


2. Drinking

A lot of women don’t know that alcohol can stop you from getting pregnant.

You already know not to drink while expecting, but limiting your alcohol while you’re trying to conceive has many benefits as well.

Women who drink often have a harder time to conceive as drinking can lead to irregular periods, lack of ovulation, and even abnormal estrogen and progesterone levels; all of which make it hard to conceive.


3. Stress

Stress is natural and even healthy to some extent, but too much can wreak havoc on your fertility.

Studies have shown that couple are more likelyu to get pregnant during months where they are feeling good and relaxed. They’re also much less likely when they’re stressed or depressed.

Whatever is the cause of your stress, try to manage it in a healthy way (i.e. not drinking your problems away) such as journaling, exercise, or even sleeping more.


4. Caffeine

My vice of choice. This is the hardest one for me, but too much caffeine can increase the risk of a miscarriage.

Bot you and your partner should try to lower how many cups of jo you enjoy throughout the day. One cup is fine, but if you’re the type to have three or more, you might want to opt for a lighter version, such as tea.


5. Junk Food

Although there aren’t certain things to eat when trying to conceive, you should be trying to eat healthier going into your pregnancy.

Your diet both before and during your pregnancy will affect your babies development and even their health in the future.

Limit unsaturated fats and try to get more veggies in your diet.


What will yo be adding giving up as you try to conceive?

Are you pregnant? What tips do you have for other (soon-to-be) mama’s that are trying? Comment below or email us at [email protected]

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