Helpful Tips To Get Pregnant Again

couple romantic outsideYou may think that getting pregnant once means you’ll have no trouble next time. But 20 percent of women have a condition known as secondary infertility, according to Alice Domar, Ph.D., executive director of the Domar Center for Complementary Healthcare at Boston IVF. It’s especially common among moms who waited to start a family until their 30s and 40s, when fertility declines. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant:

Start prenatal vitamins now

Folic acid and iron can improve fertility. Regular multivitamins may not contain enough of these nutrients for you to get their full benefits, but you’ll be covered with a prenatal. Try to take it with food for better absorption.

Zero in on your window

Your eggs are fertile for as few as 12 hours each month! An ovulation predictor kit pinpoints the best time to have sex by showing when you’re most fertile. Disposable pee-stick tests cost around $40 for several; computerized kits, like the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor, are more expensive (almost $200) but also more accurate.