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While it’s mostly up to Mother Nature, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of conception. Ochsner’s expert women’s health team can help you prepare physically and mentally for a healthy pregnancy.
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Four Tips For Getting Pregnant


Get a Pre-Conception Checkup

Schedule a visit with an OB/GYN doctor before you start trying so you can identify and manage any underlying medical conditions that could affect your pregnancy. Book your appointment with an Ochsner physician now.


Don’t Wait Until You Ovulate

Did you know that sperm can live inside your body for two to five days? Because of this, you can increase your chances of getting pregnant by having sex right before ovulation. This ensures the sperm is ready and waiting for the egg.


Have Frequent Sex (Without Lubricant)

Plan to have sex every other day during your ovulation window to make sure sperm is healthy and mature. And be aware that most lubricants can slow sperm down, making it harder to get pregnant. However, there are sperm-friendly options available.


Take a Close Look at Your Diet

Things like caffeine, alcohol, smoking and some medications can lower your fertility and pose a risk to the baby. Talk with your OB/GYN about what to cut out of your daily routine, and boost your intake of the good stuff — vegetables, fruit, lean protein and, of course, folic acid.

Connected MOM or Connected Maternity Online Monitoring, is a way to help expecting mothers manage their pregnancy from the comfort of home without the need to schedule an appointment. 

Ask your doctor if you qualify for enrollment in Connected MOM.

Meet Our Doctors

Brooke Schexnaildre, MD, and Ashley Vanwormer, MD, discuss how a counseling visit can help you find an OB/GYN you’re comfortable with.

We’re Experts in Women’s Health and We’re Nearby

With OB/GYN services offered at nearly 20 health centers across southeast Louisiana, convenient care is never hard to find. And now, extended hours are available at select locations in Bayou, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and on the Northshore.