So, you are ready to have a baby. To increase your chances of getting pregnant you can apply some tips that have proven to be beneficial. There is no need to try without the tips and then after months of no success implement them. Start out using the tips initially and you can have that bundle of joy in no time at all.

• Folic acid can reduce the risk of spina bifida and other neural tube defects by 50-70% if taken 2-3 months before trying to get pregnant.

• Keep the fun in sex. Have sex is rooms other than just the bedroom and at odd times of the day as well. This will keep sex from feeling like a chore or just a baby making project.

• Remain in a lying position for about five minutes at least after intercourse. This will help assist the sperm keep their date with the egg.

• Start the love machine five days in advance of the ovulation date and keep it going every 48 hours at least if you have enough energy. This will provide an abundance of fresh sperm at any time ready for the egg to appear. If there is a problem with low sperm count you may want to discuss this with your physician.

• Caffeine may be a contributing factor for infertility problems so kiss caffeine goodbye when trying to conceive.

• Both husband and wife should refrain from exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace as these may contribute to infertility.

• Visit your doctor to discuss preconception health and discuss any prescription or over the counter drugs you may be taking with your doctor.

• Start a menstrual calendar if you haven’t already done so.

• Avoid scented tampons or vaginal sprays, oils, saliva, douching and other products they may kill off sperm and remove cervical mucus that is used to assist in transport of the sperm to the egg.

• Perform cervical a mucus monitoring to predict fertile days before showering, bathing or swimming as they can effect the cervical mucus quality and quantity.