To get pregnant quickly, a woman should have sex every other day during her estimated period of ovulation, as well as regular sex throughout the month, according to WebMD. She should also avoid stress, which can alter the ovulation cycle.
After intercourse, women should lie down for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the sperm to enter the cervix, explains WebMD. However, elevating the feet while lying down does not increase the chance of conceiving. Sex positions do not affect conception for most women.
When attempting to conceive, women should avoid particularly strenuous exercises to avoid delaying ovulation, states WebMD. Instead, she should try for 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least five days a week. She may also want to try activities that help her unwind from stressful situations. There is some evidence, for example, that acupuncture that relieves stress can help a woman conceive.
Before attempting to become pregnant, a woman should visit her doctor for a thorough checkup to detect any underlying health problems that could prevent a healthy pregnancy, notes WebMD. Smoking adversely affects fertility, so she should quit. She may also want to start prenatal vitamins before conceiving to make sure she has enough folic acid. A woman who was on birth control can also start trying for a child immediately after stopping it.