The Ultimate Guide to Getting Pregnant Naturally: Increase Fertility Faster[dropcap letter=”W”]hen we decided to have a baby, I was worried if I can even get pregnant or how long it would take for me to get pregnant. I have seen youtube videos where women’s have a hard time getting pregnant, and I was petrified, what if I’m the same way.
I did a lot of research on things like how to get pregnant fast and naturally. I was also overweight and was thinking what if, that could be one of the reasons why it’s hard to get pregnant quickly? I was over thinking, and my mind was about to explode haha.
If you’re the same as me, worried as crap! Well, this article is for you love. I applied all the things I learned from all the researching I’ve done and guess what? I got pregnant with just one try.
I would love to show you and help you on your journey. So, if you are ready, then jump right on and apply these healthy natural ways to increase yours and your partner’s fertility.
By Downloading The Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant Naturally, you will get all the things I did that helped me with increasing my fertility. It includes my juicing recipe, superfoods, and vitamins I took to get pregnant faster. And, there is a bonus story included in this guide from the author Melissa Schollaert. Melissa’s story and advice will surely help you on your journey.
For now, I have some fantastic moms who shared their story from pain to happiness to new life and vise versa. Get inspired now! And wish you all the best.
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Story Contents:[columns_row width=”fourth”] [column]Kelsey Kosztowny Story[/column] [column]Shelby Fitasamamabear Story[/column] [column]Allie McCabe Story[/column] [column]Katelynn Hegedus Story[/column] [column]Jenna Zielbauer Story[/column] [column]Brooke Stluka Story[/column] [column]Mitsy Garcia Story[/column] [column]Ligaya Malay Story[/column] [/columns_row] [separator type=”thin”]
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Kelsey Kosztowny Story
When my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby, we both knew we were ready for the changes that would take place.I have suffered from Thyroid disease for many years, and I was terrified that would affect our chances of getting pregnant.
Little did I know, it only took three short months for us to get those two pink lines on a pregnancy test. The emotions that flow through your body when you see those two lines are unexplainable.
I was ecstatic, nervous, anxious, and a little overwhelmed. I went to work that day and tried my hardest not to burst open and say “I’m pregnant!” I made a trip to Target and bought a few more pregnancy tests just to make sure, and I stood in the aisle for prenatal vitamins thinking what the hell do I choose?!
To say my pregnancy was a breeze is an understatement. I could not have asked for anything better. I still had my moments of nausea that was only cured with saltines and ginger ale. And I suffered from incredible amounts of heartburn and acid reflux towards the end of my pregnancy due to the amount of hair Oliver was producing.
I gained 30 pounds, although I was overweight, to begin with, I’m okay with that. I have stretch marks that I look at every day, but I earned that badge. I carried my son to 36 weeks; he was delivered via emergency c-section. I arrived for a routine appointment and noticed all morning that my little dude was not his normal acrobat. I was admitted to labor & delivery, and Oliver was born that evening, managing his umbilical cord around his neck four times.
My journey with pregnancy is beautiful. I felt amazing; I felt so grateful that I have the opportunity to carry a child. If I could tell other women who are pregnant what to expect, is expect the unexpected. Having an emergency surgery was certainly not my birth plan, but it was needed to be done.
Also, you know your body better than anyone else. If I had waited even one more day to mention that Oliver was not very active, he would not be here right now. Trust your gut, the second you see a positive pregnancy test, you have the ‘mothers instinct, and it doesn’t go away anytime soon.
Enjoy your pregnancy. Take a nap. Eat the last slice of pizza. Take time to read. Take time with your spouse. You are given a chance to bring a child into this world, but must nurture yourself in order to nurture your family
About the Author:
My name is Kelsey Kosztowny, I have been married to my husband Dan for three years, and we welcomed our son Oliver in May 2016. We currently reside in Louisville, KY. We spend our summer days at the swimming pool and our evenings with wine on the patio.
My journey with motherhood has been amazing, and that is why I started blogging. I am by no means perfect; I’m here to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly because we are all human.
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Shelby Fitasamamabear Story
Pregnancy to me was always “in the distant future” to be honest. But the problem with that mindset is that once you want it, you really want it. Like now. And unfortunately, the universe had other plans.
It took us about ten months to get pregnant. And those months were probably some of the hardest I’ve had to endure. When you so badly want to be a mom, it’s truly horrible when it’s not possible. I’m a strength and nutrition coach, a health freak. And all it did was make me bitter that as healthy as I was, I was struggling to get pregnant.
Unless you’ve had fertility issues, you can’t honestly understand what a slap in the face it is every time another friend shares a pregnancy announcement. Or asks you when you’re planning to start a family. It’s not just frustrating is crushing and each time leaves you more and more numb.
I’m a holistic type of person, and thus we worked a lot on tweaking diet, natural supplements, stress reduction, etc. Thankfully, we were able to get pregnant naturally and “over the moon” was an understatement. There’s no advice I can give to other moms struggling except that know you’re not alone. Everyone processes this type of situation, and it’s never easy.
This being my first pregnancy we were beyond excited for ultrasounds and every milestone. Until our second dating ultrasound came back with a high nuchal thickness (the skin on the back of her neck). And then everything went to hell.
This means that your baby has a very good chance of having downs syndrome. For us, our stats were about 90 percent that our little one would have downs. As we began trying to process that we met with a genetic counselor.
It turns out, there are a lot of other reasons for nuchal thickness, and two of the diseases come with barely survivable birth statistics- most people terminate. So that’s where we were angry, scared and so so confused as to how this pregnancy took such a wrong turn.
We ended up having an amnio to rule out the more severe diseases. I don’t think I’ve ever had a more painful forty hours waiting for those results. And they came back normal. Our daughter didn’t have downs syndrome, nor any other genetic disease. Which leads the genetics team to question why her nuchal thickness was so high.
We ended up having two more specialist anatomy scans as well as a detailed heart scan. It got to the point that I hated ultrasounds because I was so scared of everything coming back wrong. But we were lucky, and everything turned out normal. At this point, I refused more scans. When you go looking for something you’ll find it.
The rest of my pregnancy passed pretty quickly. I’m a strength coach, so it was a definite adjustment for me and my routine. Being pregnant is challenging when you’re used to a certain level of activity. And while I wouldn’t trade it for the world, it doesn’t mean it was easy mentally.
Towards the end of my pregnancy, I ended up having low amniotic fluid (which no one had mentioned until 30 weeks). So back in for weekly scans to monitor it. By this point, I hated ultrasounds. I hated everything about them. But I went for my scans, and nothing changed.
I gave birth naturally, to a beautiful baby girl who was most importantly healthy. While it wasn’t the worst pregnancy in the world, it wasn’t what I was expecting. I have an easier time now talking about the entire process and still get a bit frustrated that we went through all that stress because the back of my daughter’s neck is a bit thick. But it is what it is.
I have a happy, healthy beautiful girl and I couldn’t be more proud. I’m currently expecting baby number two, and while conceiving was roughly the same journey, this pregnancy has been much less stressful.
So my advice is this: every pregnancy is different and to try not to stress before you have concrete results. Modern technology is fantastic for all we can discover but take it with a grain of salt sometimes too. Statistics are not fallible results. Be patient.
About the Author:
Hi, I’m Shelby! I blog over at fitasamamabear.com. I’m a strength coach, nutrition coach, and chronic foodie. But most importantly a mama bear to a super cute little girl (and another one coming soon!). I enjoy sweaty workouts, tasty meals and trying my best to live naturally (though there’s a lot of trial and error there!).[separator type=”thin”]
Allie McCabe Story
It was a lazy Sunday afternoon at home with my husband, when I randomly decided to enter some numbers into an online ovulation calculator. My husband and I knew we wanted to start trying within the next few months but never exactly nailed down a date.
I was shocked when the calculator revealed that my fertile week started THAT DAY! I turned to my husband, “soooo should we start trying today?” We were really excited but nervous at the same time. It was crazy to think that we could possibly find out we’re pregnant in two short weeks!
For some reason, I had always had it in my head that I would have a hard time getting pregnant. I witnessed the fertility struggles of many friends and family members, and I was scared that could be my reality as well.
On June 17th, 2015, only two weeks after that lazy Sunday, I found out I was pregnant! Absolute shock!
In February of 2016, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I would say that my pregnancy was very textbook. Everything that was supposed to happen at certain points in the pregnancy did. I was fortunate to bypass the morning sickness and actually felt pretty great up until the last four weeks or so when my feet and hands swelled up like crazy! Very uncomfortable.
Fast forward almost exactly two years later. We had a very active and sweet little 15-month-old boy and decided it was time to try for baby #2. I knew that there was NO WAY we could get pregnant on the first try again, despite doing everything the same, so we started trying a month earlier to give us some wiggle room as we had an ideal time frame to have the baby.
Well…it worked on the first try AGAIN! I seriously couldn’t believe it. Another baby due in February!
I thought back to the things I did before both pregnancies, and I realized there were a lot of commonalities. Were these things the reason why I got pregnant so fast both times? Maybe. Maybe not. But you can bet that if and when we try for #3, we will be doing these same things!
1. Paleo Diet– I didn’t start out doing this diet with the intention of increasing fertility, but during my pregnancy, I did read that a high protein, low card diet is good for it!
2. Prenatal Vitamins with FOLATE- After doing a little research, I decided that I wanted a prenatal vitamin with folate instead of folic acid. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate. I ended up finally finding a prenatal without folic acid or folate and then I just took an additional folate supplement. I started taking my prenatals six months before trying to conceive.
3. Vitamins for husband too!- I had my husband take a multivitamin every day when I started taking my prenatals just to make sure both our bodies were good and healthy!
4. Avocados- Ate lots of them!
5. Sex every day of the fertile week- Women who have sex every day of their fertile week have a 5% higher chance of getting pregnant than those who do it every other day. Why not maximize the chances!
6. No alcohol (for either of us)- I had read that alcohol can decrease the quality of sperm so, in addition to me not drinking alcohol while trying to conceive, my husband didn’t either.
I am very grateful for how fast we were able to get pregnant both times. I hope some of the things I mentioned above helps someone else speed up their baby making process!
About the Author:
I am a Speech and Language Pathologist, Positive Discipline Parent Educator, blogger, wife, and mom. My mission for Mommy Messenger is to help parents become more intentional and more confident in supporting their child’s overall development.[separator type=”thin”]
Katelynn Hegedus Story
We had a plan. During our three month engagement, I approached my family doctor about eventual pregnancy. He wrote me a prescription for folic acid, to be started three months before we planned to start trying to conceive. I was also told that the highest chance of getting pregnant is during the first month sans birth control.
Awesome! I’d be married and pregnant before I knew it! As young newlyweds, my husband and I expected to become pregnant quite quickly. As fate would have it, this was not the case for us. Once I quit taking my pills, I noticed I was only getting my period once every three months. The first month of missing a period, I was ecstatic.
After years of wanting to be a mama with every fiber of my being, I was finally going to be pregnant!
So, I took a pregnancy test. I continued to do this every month that my period didn’t arrive. And I continued to get negative results.
As you can imagine, this got to be concerning. I started going for blood work each month to ensure I wasn’t pregnant, in case my hormone levels weren’t high enough to test on a pee stick.
We started to dig deeper. I was then referred to my OB-GYN. We underwent some regular (sperm) and some more invasive (HSG) testing to determine that our bits were functional.
Everything was normal all around. This left the question of ovulation.
I was prescribed Clomid – a hormonal drug used to ensure ovulation. Basically the opposite of birth control. And instructed to use an over the counter ovulation test. Whether it was the first dose of Clomid, a “placebo” effect, or just our time, after 18 months of trying to conceive, we were finally blessed with a true positive pregnancy test!
Although our road to conception was a rather rocky one, my pregnancy was anything but. I hardly felt pregnant most of the time. The birth of our Sweet Girl went wonderfully, as well.
And, to top it off, we were able to conceive a second child with no assistance after getting my period only one time after having Sweet Girl! My doctors have all told me this is normal. A lot of women “re-set” after having their first child.
Through our struggle, I learned a few valuable pieces of advice:
1. Keep a great support system. Whether this is just your husband or an entire Facebook group, make sure you have people in your corner cheering you on. In the same token, make sure you limit your time around the negative people.
2. On your support team, you’ll want one or two good doctors. Ones you trust and feel are doing their job to the best of their ability. If you don’t feel comfortable with one, then please switch as soon as you can. Don’t wait it out.
3. Enjoy the time you have. Even though you aren’t where you were hoping to be in life, take time to make the most of each day.
About the Author:
I’m a small-town girl from Saskatchewan living a big life! My husband and I will celebrate our 4th anniversary this year, shortly after the expected due date of our second baby.
I’m a stay-at-home mom who babysits a couple of kids here and there to keep my little one occupied and earned some extra cash.
I enjoy all things outdoors including gardening, dirt biking, lake life, hunting, and BBQ-ing. I have a passion for creating which I feed through sewing, baking, cooking, preserving, crafting, and, most recently, blogging. I’m new to writing for an audience so please help me out by connecting with me!
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Jenna Zielbauer Story
When my husband and I decided to try and get pregnant, we went from not wanting any kids shortly to wanting one that very second, like we wanted to be holding our baby yesterday.
As you know, it takes 40 weeks + all of the time trying to conceive to get to that point, right? The added pressure of “wanting baby now” did not help what can become a stressful situation.
Had I known then what I know now I would have started trying way earlier, thankfully we were lucky enough to get that positive pregnancy test on our 4th month trying, but I know it doesn’t happen that quickly for everyone.
My biggest piece of advice for women starting out on this journey is to get your mind and body ready for conception before you think you will actually want to conceive.
Think fitness, nutrition, pre-natal vitamins, and meditation. And start trying to conceive before you think you will want actually to conceive.
Be prepared you could be one of those lucky ones that get pregnant on the first try, but on average it takes 6-12 months. So if you wait, as we did, until you really want that baby it adds, even more, stress to the conception process and that in itself can cause problems. Stress affects your cortisol levels which negatively affects your fertility. When you give this conception thing a go try and live as stress-free as possible if possible ; )
About the Author:
Jenna Zielbauer is a true modern urban mom. While she was pregnant with her first daughter Maximara, she and her husband decided that “life after baby” was very much going to be a thing. In other words, mom and dad were not going to be shut-ins just because the baby came into the world.
This mentality is the very core of what ROCKEASE® was originally all about; making traveling and life on the go with a lot less stressful on mom and dad so they can feel free to venture out.
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Brooke Selb Story
My pregnancy was a pretty textbook. I found out at four weeks that Rob and I were expecting and everything went smoothly from there. The baby grew well, I gained just over 30 pounds, and I managed to continue living my active lifestyle.
To combat first-trimester nausea, I would eat a snack immediately upon feeling it start. I even kept snacks like granola bars and nuts on my bedside table for the middle of the night nausea that would hit. One night, around 3 am, I was opening a granola bar, and it woke up Rob.
“What are you doing?” He asked me. “Just having a snack,” I replied as if it was totally normal. He just laughed at me and went back to sleep while I munched away.
Since I was a runner before getting pregnant (and still am just on a smaller scale), I continued to run through my pregnancy. I managed to do some form of run/walk and lifting up to 35 weeks. At that point, I just could not get through a run without the baby settling nice and cozy low in my pelvis. Running and walking was actually the only thing that would bring the swelling down to my feet and ankles. Most people told me to put my feet up, but that tended to make them bigger, whereas movement brought them back to normal.
I was very mindful of what I was eating throughout my pregnancy, but this got tougher as I got bigger though as I was craving baked goods and all the carbs. Previously, where I did not like brownies and cookies, it was all I wanted to make. That and big, giant bagels.
The toughest part of my pregnancy came at 36 weeks and five days. I had my routine 36 weeks checkup. At every check-up, my doctor had tested my urine for proteins, which is a symptom of preeclampsia. About four hours after this appointment, my doctor was calling me in a slight panic telling me I had to be at the hospital within an hour to induce labor.
My body had skipped the preeclampsia stage and had moved right into HELLP, meaning I was in liver and kidney failure with severely elevated blood pressure and at risk of having a seizure.
Thankfully, our care team at the hospital was incredible, and I delivered a healthy, although small (6 pounds), baby girl at 36 weeks and six days. We ended up in the hospital for a total of 6 days. Four days after birth, my blood pressure was still too high for comfort, but my doctor lets me leave with blood pressure medication and a promise to take my BP every few days. Within a month, I was off the meds first-trimester, and everything was back to normal. Well, as four as life gets with a newborn.
About the Author:
Brooke is a full-time teacher who works as a Health Coach and blogger on the side as Wrecking Routine. She teaches women how to take actionable, sustainable steps towards their health and fitness goals.
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Mitsy Garcia Story
As newlyweds, my husband and I took the test and it was official – WE WERE EXPECTING! It was my very first pregnancy; I was so excited and nervous. So many thoughts ran through my mind.
I remembered some college course that taught us about the drastic changes to the woman’s body during pregnancy; It left me traumatized but I looked past my fears and I imagined what my baby would look like and how my baby would act, I wondered would it be a boy or girl. There was so much excitement at this time. We even started writing down name ideas and theme ideas.
We went to our first doctor’s appointment and by all accounts, I was about 6 weeks pregnant. The doctor began the ultrasound and said we should be able to detect a heartbeat. With great anticipation, we watched as the doctor showed us the ultrasound on the screen but then something happened or more accurately didn’t happen.
There wasn’t a heartbeat, the doctor advised us to not be alarmed and to return in another week or so for another ultrasound. But from that moment I knew something was very wrong. After a couple of weeks of more ultrasounds and appointments, it was confirmed that I had miscarried.
After a few long months, another positive test came back and the Lord blessed me with my first baby, a healthy, beautiful and intelligent little girl. Not long after that our son made his entrance into our world. As I stare into their eyes I can’t help but see the hope and the promises of God fulfilled.
Be encouraged that God is not finished with you yet. This is not the end of your story. I do not know how your story will unfold but I do know that the God of the universe holds your life in His hands. What caused you pain, hurt and anguish will not be the defining point of your life. There is more to YOUR story.
About the Author:
We are 2 sisters who fiercely love God & are passionately determined to serve God to the best of our ability in all seasons of life. We had the privilege of serving God as single women in our twenties where we were able to travel the & spread the good news while being involved with a wonderful well-rounded local community of believers who shared their love of God through servanthood, music, art, spoken word, dance, teaching, and preaching.
Today, we are married with a tribe of 5 under 5 (combined) so we seek new ways to share the love of Christ in this new very busy season of life – Thus the birth of our blog. So whether you’re single, a stay at home mom, a working mom, or in any season in between, we pray that you find encouragement through our post, blogs, devotions as we study God’s word, and share our struggles & our hearts with you each week.
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Ligaya Malay Story
I am already a mom of 3. I have an eight-year-old son, six-year-old daughter and an 11-month-old son. I had my firstborn baby when I was 24. I just graduated from college way back then. Imagine how stressful I was.
I had some abdominal pain in my first month. My OB-gyn prescribed some vitamins for the baby and me. My parents advised me to add vegetables and fruit to my diet. They told me to avoid too much white rice and cold drinks because it would make the baby grow big. They were afraid that I might get a caesarian section if the baby was too big to deliver.
I had my monthly checkup to monitor the baby’s development. I was also advised to take a walk every day for more natural delivery. There were times that I walked on the seashore and soaked my feet in wet sand. They said it could help your legs not to have edema.
I applied all of these practices when I had my two other children. Based on my experience, the hardest part in giving birth is enduring labor pains, but it can be managed by proper breathing, getting the right information on what to expect in the hospital and having your family’s support can make a difference.
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Everyone is different. Whatever your experience might be, just know that you were in that situation for a good reason. You might not see the reason why, but you will understand the whys if you seek God first and he will show you.
It’s hard to stay positive if you are struggling with getting pregnant. You just have to take care of yourself first and prepare your mind and body. It’s tough, but you have to believe in yourself. I need to motivate myself all the time, and it’s not easy to keep in track with health sometimes, but we have to. Always look forward to the happy ending of everything.
I hope you enjoyed reading their stories! And hope that this ultimate guide to getting pregnant naturally article will help you in your journey.
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