Making a Baby

//Making a Baby

Having made the decision to try for a baby there is a lot of information that you will need to consider.  Thinking about your work environment, financial considerations and then there is your health, diet and getting your body ready to conceive.  Both you and your partner will need to consider your diet, alcohol consumption, giving up smoking, if you do, and taking regular exercise.  On top of all that enjoying a healthy sex life will help too! Of course you will also need to stop taking any contraception so that your body can be in a happy healthy state to make a baby!

Of course you will also need to stop taking any contraception so that your body can be in a happy healthy state to make a baby!

Now you are ready to start understanding when you are most fertile (ovulating) which is an important part of knowing when the optimum time for conception could take place.  Every woman ovulates at different times of the month so it is important to understand your own menstrual cycle to give you the best chance of conceiving.

If you do find that a pregnancy is not happening and you need some help with your fertility there are treatments available that can help you improve your chances of getting pregnant.

Spotlight on pregnancy tests

That little plastic stick looks so innocuous doesn't it, yet it wields a great power - the power to change your life and the people in it...forever!!  Have you ever stopped to wonder just what pregnancy tests are and how [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Conception, Making a Baby|

Getting pregnant in your late 30’s and 40’s

It's a fact that on average women are waiting until later in life to become pregnant.  If you've reached your late 30's or 40's and decided that now is the right time for you, how is that likely to impact [...]

By | July 24th, 2016|Conception, Making a Baby|

Women are planning conception

Gone are the days of waiting for a delivery from our friend the stork!  Today's mum to be is far too busy to wait around for fate to take a hand.  In the midst of weddings, work, social events and [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|Conception, Making a Baby|

Male fertility: your questions answered

From the causes of fertility issues, to the likelihood of success –Helen Lyall, fertility expert and Consultant at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital, answers some of the most common questions around male fertility. 1. What fertility treatments are available to men? [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|Conception, Making a Baby|

Are you ovulating? Ask your cervical mucus!

Let's be honest, it's really something we'd rather not discuss, let alone examine, but no one said the journey to conception was going to be an easy one and if you want to maximise your chances of a positive pregnancy [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Conception, Making a Baby|

Ten top tips to boost male fertility

It takes two very important ingredients to make a baby, so while we ladies can make sure that we're eating well, cutting back on alcohol and taking folic acid like there's no tomorrow, what can chaps do to boost your [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Conception, Fertility, Making a Baby|

10 healthy eating habits to help conception

It's not all about what you eat, it's about how you eat too, so we have some expert advice from conception guru Zita West on getting your body ready for conception and pregnancy. Healthy eating top tips for conception Fertility [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Conception, Making a Baby|

BBT: how to track your basal body temperature

Before trying for a baby, the chances are you'd never even heard of BBT (basal body temperature), but if you've been trying for a few months and are still waiting for that little blue line, a few google searches will [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Conception, Making a Baby|

Would you try these? Fertility tips from around the world!

Getting pregnant.  It should be simple shouldn't it, but for some of us it's just not that easy and if you've found yourself with your legs up in the air after sex, charting your temperature and getting your hubby home [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Conception, Making a Baby|

When to stop contraception

When you've decided to try for a baby, the first thing you need to do is ditch the contraception...

By | January 20th, 2016|Conception, Making a Baby|