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Expert Article: 10 Tips for Getting Pregnant

Guest post by Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., author of “The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant” For many women, getting pregnant can be a frustrating and anxiety-filled experience. That’s just how I felt, which is why I wrote “The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant” offering tips for TTC women to feel more in control of their fertility. Try the following 10 tips: Obviously, it’s time to throw away your once beloved birth control!  A good rule of thumb is to get off of the pill three months before trying to conceive if you have been on it for less than a year, and six months prior if you have been on it for over a year. Make friends with your ovulation cycle.  Between a third and two-thirds of women under age 35 who are aware of their fertile time are able to conceive in their first month of trying. Find your fertile time by using a fertility monitor, ovulation predictor kits (OPKs), charting, or (my personal favorite) all three. Sometimes this can be trickier than it sounds – for …