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10 Baby-Making Mistakes That May Hinder Pregnancy

By Devan McGuinness |

When the decision to start adding to your family is secure, the journey of trying to conceive begins. For some, they just go with the flow and take things easy and for others they do all they can to make sure they are actively trying.

True, the whole ‘make a baby’ thing seems simple enough. You have sex, you miss your period — you’re pregnant. It’s actually quite a complicated process of fertile windows, cervical mucus, implantation, hormones and for some couples it can be a long road and a big struggle.

If you are trying to conceive and it’s been taking longer then you had hoped or you are just starting the journey and want to make this as quick and easy you can — there are some common mistakes couples make that may be hindering your conception.

Click through for 10 common mistakes you may be making while trying to conceive:

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Common Baby-Making Mistakes

Not Having Regular Sex

You don't need to have sex every day, but if you're not tracking your fertile window, going every other day is a good start. Also, listen to your body -- as a woman you are likely to be more in the 'mood' around ovulation so don't ignore your libido!
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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “10 Baby-Making Mistakes That May Hinder Pregnancy

  1. Roslynn says:

    Obviously my husband and I haven’t made any of these mistakes, because we have two “ooops’s” already! LOL I seriously have no clue what it would be like to “try” to have a baby, but I honestly wish I did.

  2. Eve says:

    Umm, so what exactly *is* the difference in “wet vs egg white vs creamy?” Please don’t make me google it. I’m afraid of the sites that would pop up!!

  3. Devan McGuinness says:

    Ha! I don’t blame you :)

    Creamy: looks similar to hand lotion
    Wet: like water
    Egg white: what it sounds like, egg whites and stretchy :)

    I’m going into more depth in an upcoming post :)

  4. Eve says:

    Thanks! I was actually asking what each one signified. Will wait for the next post!

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