The Impatient Womans Guide to Getting Pregnant by Jean M. TwengeComforting and intimate, this “girlfriend” guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having children—biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressures—to support women who are considering getting pregnant.The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to getting pregnant—the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects, told in a straight-forward, funny, and compassionate manner, like talking to a good friend who’s been through it all. Jean Twenge covers everything youll be wondering about and advises what you can do at home, before getting a doctor involved.
Twenge explains how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about having a child, how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner, how to know when you’re ovulating, and when best to have sex, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage, and what to do when you do get pregnant.
Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and utter disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is the bedside companion to help you through it.
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How to make a baby: The quick + dirty guide to getting pregnant
To optimize women's fertility, taking better care of their bodies is a good first step. But what else can women do to improve their odds of having a baby? The most important advice for a woman who wants to get pregnant is to get to know her body, specifically her menstrual cycle, said Dr. Mary Ellen Pavone, a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and medical director of the in-vitro fertilization program at Northwestern Medicine's Fertility and Reproductive Medicine department in Chicago. A woman who wants to have a baby should monitor whether the first days of her periods tend to come the same number of days apart every month, which is considered regular. Conversely, her periods may be irregular, meaning her cycle lengths vary from month to month.
1. Record menstrual cycle frequency
But conceiving can take a little more planning than that. What should you do before trying to conceive? Is there anything you can do to get pregnant faster?
We are so excited to be here with you along your journey. Either is fine! And know that you can change your mind as you go. On average, a woman with a day cycle will ovulate on day But you are so not average! So charting your cycle is key to identifying your unique fertile days.