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How can you best prepare to conceive a baby?

Written by The Plusbaby Team

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To give yourself the best chance of having a baby, there are several things you can do.

Have you decided to conceive a baby? First of all, congratulations! This is great news and an important step in your life. To put all the chances on your side to get pregnant, there are several actions you can take. Of course, these are just a few tips and good practices to make this wonderful project easier: don't put any pressure on yourself. The key to conceiving a baby is to avoid unnecessary stress and feel good about your body and mind. Follow the guide!

Tip 1: Stop using all your contraceptive methods

This goes without saying! If you are taking the contraceptive pill, your body can put a little time and normal cycles. Don't worry, this is perfectly normal.

Conceiving a baby - tip number 2: Start taking vitamins!

Have you ever heard of folic acid? It's actually vitamin B9 and is highly recommended for conceiving a perfectly formed and healthy baby. You'll find it naturally in chickpeas, walnuts, chestnuts, strawberries, lychees, spinach, watercress, lamb's lettuce... The best thing is to start taking it a few months before your conceiving and continue throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is recommended by doctors to prevent congenital malformations in conceiving babies. Studies show that a high level of folic acid can reduce the risk of a conceiving baby with a malformation ('open back' or, in medical jargon, 'spina bifida') by 50-80%.

At the same time, vitamin B6 is reputed to facilitate the implantation and development of the fertilized egg in your uterus, and also helps regulate your cycles.

You can also take vitamin B12 and C to boost your fertility and that of your future father!

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Conceiving a baby - tip number 3: Eat a balanced diet and take care of your health

When you want to have a conceiving baby, it's best to avoid going on a diet or, on the contrary, overeating. This can have an effect on your fertility and in particular on the production of necessary hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone. Try to eat a balanced diet with plenty of everything, especially fruit and vegetables, but also fish and white meat.

Even if it goes without saying, you need to stop smoking and drinking alcohol. You won't be able to do this while you're pregnant, as it would be toxic for the baby, so you might as well start now.

Conceiving a baby - tip number 4: Get to know your menstrual cycle

Do you know the different phases of your ovarian cycle, and more specifically your ovulation period? Every month, around 14 days after the onset of your period, you enter the ovulatory phase during which you can conceive a baby.

To detect the few days that are most favourable for conceiving a baby, you can look out for several signs, such as the appearance of white discharge a few days before the start of your ovulation, or a slight rise in your temperature (from 0.3°C to 0.6°C) the day after your ovulation.

But the simplest and most accurate method is to detect the hormone LH, which is released in large quantities when the fertilisable egg is expelled. ovulation tests available in our online store. They are sold in packs of six, enabling you to perform several tests and detect precisely when your LH peak is.

Conceiving a baby - tip number 5: Make love regularly and especially during your ovulation period

To conceive a baby, you need to have regular intercourse so that your "darling's" sperm can find its way to your egg and fertilise it. It's advisable to "cuddle" every other day, as this allows the sperm to replenish itself so that it is rich in sperm and more active.

Secondly, as mentioned above, try to target the time when you ovulate. It is best to have sex for 3 or 4 days before and 48 hours after.

Conceiving a baby - tip number 6: Make an appointment with your doctor

For complete peace of mind, we recommend that you consult your GP for a check-up and to ask any questions you may have about your baby's arrival.

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