Author: Pregnant Naturally

Late period, negative test — pregnant or not?

Your period is overdue and there are still no signs of it. Trembling with excitement you take the pregnancy test, holding your breath while you wait for the result. After a minute that feels like forever, you open your eyes and see … a single line. The test is negative. …

Can I get pregnant 3, 4 or 5 days before ovulation?

How likely are you to get pregnant if your last intercourse was 3, 4 or even 5 days before ovulation? You probably know that natural conception must take place immediately after ovulation. When a mature egg cell is released from one of your ovaries, it must be fertilized within 24 hours, perhaps even …

Vitamin D: The fertility vitamin?

When you are planning or trying to get pregnant, a vitamin D level check should be part of your preparations. Although available research doesn’t allow us to conclude with certainty that vitamin D boosts fertility and conception rates, there is a growing interest in the potential role of vitamin D …

Can you ovulate twice in a cycle?

Is it possible to ovulate twice in one cycle? The short answer is no. Once your body has released a mature egg from one of your ovaries, it starts to produce the hormone progesterone, which hinders the release of more eggs until your next cycle. It is perfectly possible to release more than one egg — indeed, that’s …

10 ways to improve your fertile cervical mucus

Fertile cervical mucus, the fluid secreted by your cervix during your fertile days right before ovulation, plays an important role in conception. Fertile cervical mucus, which looks a lot like raw egg white, provides the ideal environment for sperm cells to travel through your vagina and your uterus, and up to the …

Am I pregnant? Early pregnancy symptoms

”Am I pregnant?” Although a positive pregnancy test and a missed period are the surest signs of pregnancy, you body may give you a hint in many other ways that something very special is going on. Here are some of the most common early pregnancy signs. Pregnancy sign #1: Implantation …

Can Evening Primrose Oil help me get pregnant?

Evening Primrose Oil, or EPO for short, is a herbal supplement which can improve the quality of your fertile cervical mucus. Better cervical mucus makes the journey to the egg easier for sperm cells. It can also help sperm stay alive inside you for a longer period of time, enabling …

What to eat when you are trying to conceive

We all know that the food choices we make every day affect our general health and wellbeing, and so it is hardly surprising that your diet can also influence your ability to conceive. While even the perfect diet isn’t a miracle cure for fertility, some relatively simple habits can improve …

How to have sex to get pregnant

Most couples who are trying to get pregnant don’t need to worry about how to have baby-making sex. The only requirement is that the man must ejaculate inside the woman’s vagina at least once during her fertile window (the few days immediately preceding ovulation), and the more sex they can have, …