Astroglide TTC™ sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine
If you read my post about overcoming infertility, you know my husband and I struggled to conceive our oldest son.  During that year of trying and then subsequently trying again with the twins, I read everything I could get my hands on about trying to conceive.  Here are the top 10 tips that I learned about and I believe really have some merit to them.

1: Know your cycle and monitor your ovulation days.  I assumed I was ovulating mid-cycle like most and after I bought a few ovulation kits and monitored my cycles, I learned my fertile days were different than I thought.
2:  Eat healthy, you want to prepare your body for pregnancy and getting in healthy nutrition will help everything run smoothly.  This includes your monthly cycles.
3: Start taking a prenatal vitamin with Folic Acid.  
4:  De-stress!  If your stressed out about getting pregnant, or just about everyday life your body is going to have a hard time doing what it’s supposed too.  Haven’t you heard the story “once I stopped trying it happened”?  It’s because the stress of worrying can screw up our bodies rhythm.
5: Get to a healthy weight.  I lost about 10 pounds right before I got pregnant with Anthony and was at an optimal weight when I conceived the twins.  If your under or over weight it can effect your ovulation.
6: Take a walk everyday.  Its great low impact exercise plus a nice walk can help you destress.
7. Take some me time.  Once you conceive, everything for will revolve around that little bundle of joy for the rest of you life.  So take some time now to enjoy you. 
8. Have sex at the right time.  When monitoring your ovulation, try to get a test that will alert you before you ovulate.  This way you can begin having sex on the days leading up to ovulation.  Sperm can live for 3 to 5 days but your egg is around for less than 24 hours.

9.  Lay down after sex.  I read this everywhere when I was trying to conceive.  My doctor told me it didn’t matter, however in theory it kind of makes sense, right?  I did it.
10.  Set the perfect stage for the sperm.  If your to dry down there its not good for the sperm.  However you need to be-careful which lubricant you choose.  Most lubricants can hinder the sperms movement or even kill it.  Astroglide TTC is the perfect choice, it is water based, sperm friendly and pH adjusted!
Trying to conceive can be the biggest emotional roller coaster you’ll ride on, so above all just try to relax.
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Astroglide TTC™ sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine

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