Getting Pregnant

So you've taken that big step to decide to have a child, but where do you start? For some getting pregnant can be the easiest thing in the world, but for others it can take a long time to conceive. Whichever position you find yourself in there are probably plenty of questions you want to ask about getting pregnant. In this section of the site we aim to give you as much help and information as possible.

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Perhaps you're wondering what you can do to improve your chances of getting pregnant, making some simple lifestyle changes is the best place to start. With a few alterations to your diet, such as making sure that you and your partner both include certain vitamins and food groups, and that you cut down (or cut out) less healthy food and drink, you could end up getting pregnant sooner rather than later. We also have information on whether the sexual positions you are using to try and get pregnant make a difference to your chances, and what impact your health has on your ability to get pregnant. These tips are aimed at helping you to have the best possible chance of conceiving a baby and having a healthy pregnancy.

Making sure that you know when you are ovulating is also really important, if you don't know when your body is ready then getting pregnant really will be a game of guesswork, but that's not to say it wont be enjoyable! Using our Ovulation Calculator will help you to work out when the best time to have sex is.

Have you got your heart set on a bouncing baby boy or a bonnie little girl? We separate the myths from the facts on whether or not it is possible to influence the sex of your baby, in our choosing the sex of your baby section.

We have also included information on what to do if you suspect you have a problem getting pregnant. Remember that even the healthiest of people can find that getting pregnant takes longer than they expect, so keep trying and take a look at how long it normally takes to get pregnant as it might surprise you.

If you suspect that you are already pregnant, read through our pregnancy symptoms to find out what is normal. Whilst they might not any fun to experience, morning sickness, mood swings or tiredness are likely to mean you have some good news to smile about!

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This internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional.