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Planning and preparing for a family is a process that requires several lifestyle changes. 10 percent of women in the United States struggle to get pregnant or stay pregnant. Here are some tips for optimizing your chances of getting pregnant naturally and how to prepare your body for the process.

How to Boost Fertility

Go Off Birth Control

If you’ve been using birth control for years, your body will take some time to start ovulating regularly. We recommend going off your birth control a few months before you plan to start trying. Other forms of long-term birth control may delay ovulation longer. Talk to your doctor about the type of birth control you’re on.

Track Your Cycle

Timing is everything when you’re trying to create a baby. We recommend calendar tracking and using ovulation predictor kits so you can plan accordingly. Ovulation varies dramatically from woman to woman, so it’s important to recognize your own body changes.

Focus on Nutrition

Nutrition is a significant component to boosting your fertility naturally. Not only does is impact hormonal balance, but it also creates healthy cells and eggs, reduces stress on the body, and so much more. In addition to eating healthy, make sure you are getting necessary nutrients by taking multivitamins, particularly folic acid. Folic acid is a crucial vitamin for pregnant women.

Get a Pregnancy Test

Knowing your pregnant as soon as possible will allow you to begin prenatal care sooner rather than later. Home pregnancy tests allow you to start testing as soon as 10 days before you ovulate. However, waiting until the day after your expected period will give you the most accurate results.

Friendly & Personalized Care

We make it a point to treat our patients like people. When you visit Lakeview Family Medicine in Utah, you won’t be handed off through some complicated system. Instead, we’ll sit down with you and actually listen to your needs. Family planning is a deeply personal subject, and you and your partner deserve the most attentive care.