Pregnancy Tips 6 common baby-making mistakes couples have to avoid

If you have been trying to conceive for a while you may want to know about some of the most common baby making mistakes.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
Apiorkor™ Seyiram Ashong-Abbey play

Apiorkor™ Seyiram Ashong-Abbey

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

In our part of the way, sex is the ultimate way to conceive. However, there are certain precautions that need to be taken into consideration before and after the hitting the sheets.

You can have mind-blowing orgasms on your fertile days but it doesn’t always end up in pregnancy as you were expecting because of some of the mistakes listed below:

  • Having too much sex

According to research, having sex every day is the greatest idea when you are trying to conceive. Regular sex will decrease the amount of sperm your partner produces. Give him at least a day or two renourish and produce healthy and voluminous sperms.

READ ALSO: 5 weird signs you are pregnant

  • Not having enough sex

It’s not a good idea to schedule your lovemaking for the woman’s fertile period. There is a probability that the man can produce less healthy sperm can reduce your chances of getting pregnant.

Apiorkor™ Seyiram Ashong-Abbey play

Apiorkor™ Seyiram Ashong-Abbey



  • Using a lubricant

Lubricants are very useful during lovemaking and it makes enhances the process. However, it is not very helpful when you are trying to conceive because some brands contain ingredients that are harmful to sperm, and can kill sperm.

To be on the safer side, avoid using it during this period if you can find sperm friendly lubricants on the market.

READ ALSO: This is why every woman should have pap smears test

  • Not having sex on your fertile days

Talk a gynecologist or midwife to help you calculate your fertile days and give you tips on foods that boost fertility. Having sex on your fertile days can increase your chances of having a baby.

That doesn’t just mean having sex on the day of ovulation, but the day before ovulation as well as every other day after ovulation for 5-6 days, just to give your body the very best chances of getting pregnant.

  • Sticking with the same Position

Some couple has been led to believe that missionary sex position is the best when you want to have conceived. This may be true but the fact is that when a man ejaculates, sperm swims out, goes directly into the cervical mucus and into the fallopian tubes.

This happens in a matter of seconds, regardless of the position during intercourse, instead of having a boring life, mix it up, get your adrenaline pumping and have a good rest after it.

Apiorkor™ Seyiram Ashong-Abbey play

Apiorkor™ Seyiram Ashong-Abbey



READ ALSO: How to use cucumber juice for acne face

  • Living an unhealthy life

Living an unhealthy lifestyle can affect your chances of becoming parents. From your diet and exercise to smoking, alcohol and illegal drugs, just about anything you do can affect your fertility. Even stress and depression can have an effect on your fertility.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email:

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Beauty Inspiration 5 times Samira Bawumia showed us less makeup is morebullet
2 Beauty Tips 5 simple ways to treat armpit odorbullet
3 Photos 20 funky haircut inspirations the Ghanaian youth are lovingbullet
4 Botcho cream review Does botcho cream have any side effects?bullet
5 Home Remedies 5 natural ways to fight bad mouth odorbullet
6 Beauty Tips 4 simple ways to nourish your hair at homebullet
7 Hunk In The Making 5 smart ways to build muscles fasterbullet
8 Beauty Tips 5 natural ways to remove black spots at homebullet
9 Botcho Cream Review All you need to know about Botcho creambullet
10 Beauty Tips 3 anti-aging workouts you should try this...bullet

Top Videos

1 Masturbation Health risk of excessive masturbationbullet
2 Hair Tips Simple home remedy to get rid of dandruffbullet
3 Beauty Tips 3 Homemade remedies for oily skinbullet
4 Check This Out Each Birth Month With Their Different Color and Meaningbullet
5 Beauty Tips 5 foods that gives you an even skin tonebullet
6 Hair Growth Natural ways to stop hair from breaking this harmattanbullet
7 Health Gross reasons why you should finally stop biting your...bullet
8 Niceness Kills? Nicer people are more prone to developing...bullet
9 Food 6 very poor food combinations we don't want to see...bullet
10 Health Tips 8 real reasons why you're not losing weightbullet

Beauty & Health