Have you been trying to get pregnant but still haven’t gotten that positive pregnancy test? Here is how I finally was able to get pregnant with baby number three after months of trying and failing to conceive.

My husband and I always knew we wanted to have at least three children and we had our oldest two children within the first five years of our marriage. But when we discussed when to have our third and last child, we kept putting off trying due to different unexpected life events.

Then after putting off getting pregnant for a few years, we decided we wanted to try again before I turned thirty. We started trying for baby number three in March of 2020 and assumed we’d get pregnant within a couple of months as we did with our last two pregnancies.

However, after October rolled around I started to get very concerned and depressed that what we were doing was not working. So like any obsessed mom looking for advice, I went to the internet and searched for tips and tricks for conceiving. And I found tons of different ideas and even some old wives’ tales on how to get pregnant fast.

Finally, in November I decided to put some of the tips I’d learned to the test. And on December 16, 2020, I took a pregnancy test and saw a faint second line. I literally cried and called my husband into the bathroom to make sure I wasn’t seeing things

So if you are trying to get pregnant and have not been able to get that positive pregnancy test, here are 17 tips to help you get pregnant fast even if you think you’ve tried everything.

How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

So many people will tell you that you should just let your body do its natural thing and you will get pregnant when it’s ready, but who really wants to wait on that? If you can be helping your body along why wouldn’t you?

*I am not a doctor or a medical professional but this was my experience with trying to get pregnant with our third baby. This page may contain affiliate links, however, I will never recommend anything that I do not believe in and use myself. You can read more about my disclosure policy here.

1. Schedule a Preconception Checkup

Making an appointment with your OBGYN is a great start for checking to see if your body is ready for pregnancy. By discussing that you are trying to get pregnant, your doctor can help you make an informed decision and address any health concerns.

They can also go over any prescriptions you may be taking since not all prescription medications are safe to take while you are pregnant and many can cause horrible problems for your baby during pregnancy.

And if the prescriptions are not safe for pregnancy, talk with your doctor about steps for weaning off of them before trying to get pregnant and any safer ones that you could take instead.

2. Get a Dental Checkup

What do my teeth have to do with being pregnant?

I certainly thought this before getting pregnant with my babies. But your teeth do play a part in providing nutrition to your body and therefore your baby’s body while you are pregnant.

Since everything you eat goes to your baby, by making sure that your teeth are healthy and strong you are ensuring that you can eat a healthy diet and feed your pregnant belly.

Another reason to check on your dental health is to make sure that you do not have any cavities or any type of infection that needs to be addressed. Leaving anything untreated can also lead to something becoming much worse and causing issues with other parts of your body.

3. Eat a Healthy Diet

One of the most important things you can do for your body when trying to get pregnant is to clean up your diet. By eliminating as much processed food as you can and in its place adding more wholesome food, you can ensure that your body is nutritionally balanced and prepared to conceive.

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4. Take Supplements

Pregnancy certainly takes a lot from your body and your baby will need tons of vitamins and minerals to help them grow healthy in the womb. Doctors often recommend that pregnant mothers take prenatal vitamins during their pregnancy to help with extra vitamins that they may need.

But by taking prenatal vitamins before trying to conceive you can get your body prepared for pregnancy with essential supplements that you and your baby will need.

5. Heal Your Gut

An upset tummy is not pleasant at all, but many times having tummy troubles is a sign of another problem that needs to be corrected. Always check with your doctor about long-term gut issues.

Also, taking a probiotic daily can help to put more good bacteria back into your gut and over time help it to heal.

6. Eliminate Toxins from Your Life

Although you may not realize it, there are many toxins in everyday household items that many moms use daily. Unfortunately, most moms are led to believe that many store-bought cleaners and other household essentials are safe to use around their families, but in truth, they are not.

Many common cleaners contain toxic chemicals that cause interruptions in our endocrine system as well as damage other vital systems. These toxic chemicals are absorbed into our bloodstream through our skin which can ultimately lead to issues with an unborn baby.

So try to get rid of anything from your home that could be harmful to you getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy.

7. Quit Bad Habits

Okay, this is kind of a no-brainer when it comes to being pregnant but it’s still worth mentioning. Most everyone knows that bad habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and using illegal drugs can harm or even kill an unborn baby.

But many women who practice these bad habits aren’t aware that some chemicals in things such as cigarettes can stay in your body long after you stop smoking so it is best to stop way before you start trying to get pregnant to ensure that your body is rid of all of these toxic chemicals.

And by stopping these bad habits your body will be better equipped to conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy.

8. Stop Taking Birth Control

If you are trying to get pregnant, you’ll certainly want to stop using your prescribed birth control to get those extra hormones out of your system and help your body get ready for pregnancy.

This is also something that you should talk with your doctor about so they can give you any information needed about stopping the birth control that you have been prescribed.

9. Track Your Cycle

Knowing your cycle can help a ton when you are trying to get pregnant.

And in a woman’s cycle, there are a few important dates to track and keep in mind. First of all, a woman has a clear sign of when her period is starting, but she also needs to know about ovulation (when the egg is released and travels down the fallopian tube to meet the sperm).

Ovulation is the optimal time to try to get pregnant and recognizing when it is happening will help your chances of conceiving.

For many women, ovulation happens two weeks before she expects her period. So this means that two weeks before your period is expected is when you will likely ovulate.

And because sperm can survive up to five days in the reproductive tract, the best time to start trying to conceive would be anywhere from 5 days before to the day of ovulation to allow the sperm to meet the egg in the fallopian tubes.

I have found that using an ovulation tracking app helps with showing your likely ovulation dates as well as when to expect your period so you know if it is late and you may be pregnant.

10. Ovulation Test Strips

If you are not at all sure when you will be ovulating or if you have an irregular period and can’t expect your cycle to be the same every month, you can try using ovulation test strips.

These are used the same way you would take a pregnancy test by tracing levels of hormones in your urine but instead of detecting the pregnancy hormone (HCG), they detect a rise in the luteinizing hormone (LH) which signals the ovary to release the egg.

You can buy these in bulk for super cheap on Amazon as well.

11. Cut Back on Caffeine

Caffeine just like many things can become highly addictive and also has been thought to be a cause of low birth weight and miscarriage in pregnancy.

So because of this, it is recommended that women who are trying to get pregnant begin to limit their caffeine to prepare for pregnancy.

12. Drink More Water

And once you start limiting your caffeinated drinks try to replace them with water.

The human body is made up of mostly water and when you are trying to get pregnant, drinking more water can keep you hydrated and also help to flush your body.

Drinking more water is recommended not only for pregnant women but also for women who are trying to conceive to help the body cleanse any unhealthy substances.

13. Get Some Exercise

There are numerous benefits of getting in shape before getting pregnant. One of the biggest is getting to a healthy weight and also getting yourself in shape to handle a pregnancy.

By establishing a pre-pregnancy workout routine you can easily get into a good habit that could help you get your body healthier before you try to conceive.

14. Fertility Friendly Lubricants

Did you know that some personal lubricants can interfere with your ability to get pregnant?

Some popular lubricants can decrease sperm motility which keeps the sperm from reaching the egg and achieving pregnancy. Thankfully there are some personal lubricants like this one that couples can use that are fertility-friendly and will aid in sperm making their journey to the right place to help with getting pregnant.

15. Stay In Bed After Intercourse

So when trying to get pregnant one of the oldest tips I’ve heard is to stay in bed lying down once you’ve had sex to keep the sperm moving in the reproductive tract. And it makes sense.

So after you’ve done the baby-making dance cuddle up to your man and let those sperm start their journey.

16. Get Plenty of Sleep

Of course, getting sleep is important when you are already pregnant, but it’s also important when you are trying to get pregnant. Sleep keeps our bodies going and allows us to recharge our bodies.

Getting plenty of sleep also helps us to allow our bodies to function properly and therefore care for pregnancy.

17. Try Not to Stress

Ok, this one was very hard for me. I was stressed the entire time I was trying to get pregnant with our last baby. It almost became an obsession with what I could do to finally see those two lines on a pregnancy test.

However, stress can negatively impact your body and prevent you from getting pregnant. It seemed like as soon as I calmed down and stopped trying so hard to get pregnant, I was able to get pregnant soon after.

So do your best to relax and keep your stress levels down.

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So I finally got pregnant with baby number three after using these tips and I am done trying to have babies.

What are your tips for getting pregnant? Have you tried any of these?

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