10. Read my blog :)
9. If your partner has a low sperm count, all the tricks in world may not help you get pregnant. IUI (Often called artificial insemination) is fairly cheap these days, and will often times be the tool to overcome that low count.
8. If you have been trying for even a few months without success, start charting. Bringing a few month's worth of charts can cut down on the time before a doctor will start treating you for infertility. If you wait until the allotted 6 months-1 year to go into the doctor, he will probably ask you to start charting so they can identify the problem. Every month counts!
7. Take care of your body- Take vitamins, get sleep, don't overdo it while exercising, limit caffeine, don't let hubby take really hot baths/showers, etc.
6. Learn how to understand and read your body's fertile signs. How? Start by reading "Taking Charge of Your Fertility", or read the FAQ's on FertilityFriend.com. I will post more on "how" as well, at a later date.
5. Chart your fertility on and for even more clarity, chart your BBT or Basal Body Temperature
(Story- I have a friend who wanted to get pregnant awhile back with her second child. She had just finished breastfeeding her first child. She had resumed periods before she quit nursing, so she assumed she was fertile. She came to me after "trying" for a few months, and I told her to take OPK's and her BBT, and to create a fertility friend chart. She did this and determined that she wasn't ovulating. On day 24 of her cycle (10 days late), she finally got the + on the ovulation test, and her temperature went up the next day. Had she not been charting, she would never have known to "try" during those days, and would have had at least another month of frustration in not getting pregnant. Charting can REALLY help)
4. Use OPK's or Ovulation Predictor Kits to pinpoint ovulation
3. Elevate hips for 30 minutes after intercourse, but no longer. Infection won't help you get pregnant, that's for sure.
1. Make a plan. My absolute favorite plan is written by a woman named Deanna. She calls it the "Sperm Meets Egg Plan." I think this gives you the absolute best chance of getting pregnant aside from using medical intervention. Don't "try" any more than this plan tells you to, that will actually lower your chances of the sperm meeting the egg. This is a MUST READ, it is great!