4 Things Your Partner Can Do to Help with Getting Pregnant

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4 Things Your Partner Can Do to Help with Getting Pregnant

There are many things a woman has to do to when trying to get pregnant: we have to track our cycles, take prenatal vitamins, and take control of our health and wellness. But, just because we are the ones carrying the baby, doesn’t mean we are the only ones who should be making changes. In fact, there are many things your partner can do to help you get pregnant. From taking the right vitamins each morning to following your lead on the heath and wellness push, there are a ton of simple things your partner can—and should—be doing as soon as you decide to try to conceive to help with getting pregnant.

There’s just one other thing you have to do: e-mail this to your spouse ASAP!

1. Take Vitamins

Taking vitamins is a simple thing your spouse can do everyday that really helps their body. You can find vitamins at your local pharmacy or grocery store that are marketed towards men’s fertility, but really any vitamin that gives you the right daily nutrients is all your partner needs. Look for ones that have a lot of Vitamin C and Zinc, which has been proven to increase testosterone levels. Encourage your spouse to take them by working together: have him take his at the same time you take your prenatals and turn it into a new routine—these vitamins can help with his overall health long after you have a baby.

2. Stay Healthy

It’s probably smart for your partner to make a check-up appointment with his doctor as soon as you decide to start conceiving. If he takes daily medications or have any health problems, this is especially vital as some medications can stunt fertility and make it harder to conceive. Beyond an initial doctor’s appointment, it’s important that your spouse stays healthy throughout the conception process. Cutting out bad habits, such as snacking throughout the day or simply making small swaps, like having yogurt in the mornings in place of his usual breakfast sandwich, can make a big impact on his health. Work together to make healthier choices daily by cooking healthier foods together, taking nightly walks to go over your days, or simply helping each other avoid unwanted cravings.

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3. Be Supportive

Getting pregnant is an exciting time, but it can also be terrifying. You may be worried about things like body image, hormone levels, and all the changes that will come with the baby. Because of this, it’s so important that you have a supportive spouse through it all. Many couples will also deal with not getting pregnant as soon as they thought, and when this happens, it’s imperative you and your spouse stick together. Having a spouse who feels distant or who doesn’t try to understand what you’re going through can make the entire situation more difficult for both of you. Be sure you are both on the same page about things and keep the communication flowing.

4. Relax

It’s common to get stressed about this major life change, but when your stress levels are high, it’s likely that you will pass those feelings onto your spouse—and when women get stressed, it can hurt their chances of fertility. Try to put some of your feelings aside while you are working to conceive—download a relaxation app or consider partner yoga classes to make the process as stress-free as possible. This doesn’t mean that you have to avoid telling your wife any of your worries or concerns, just be sure to talk her out together in a calm manner and be there to soothe any of her worries before, during, and after the pregnancy.

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Jessica is a writer and editor with a focus on all things lifestyle. Whether she is discovering the latest restaurants, staying up-to-date on new styles, helping brides plan their wedding, or covering trends in the real estate market, Jessica is on top of it all. After graduating from Florida State University with a B.A. in Editing, Writing and Media, Jessica moved to Philadelphia to get her Masters in Science in Publication Management from Drexel University.

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1️⃣ Get outside when possible.⁠
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4️⃣ Invite someone to come over.⁠
5️⃣ Find a local mom's group.⁠
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