Dr. Lila Schmidt shares three tips to help a woman get pregnant.
What I’d like you to know is that there are three most common tips that increase your chances of obtaining a pregnancy when you desire. The first one is, become a healthy woman. If you are overweight, lose weight. Fertility goes way up on normal weight women than women who are overweight. If you are underweight, gain weight.
The other thing is, have an exercise program that is something that is moderate. The third thing is if you are not getting pregnant and you are having unprotected intercourse for a few months, if you are in your 30s or six months if you are younger than 30, see a reproductive endocrinologist. OB/GYNs are great, but they generally don’t have the time and they don’t have the expertise in the infertility. The infertility docs, which are the REIs such as myself, we spend a lot of time with every patient. We are on the phone with them almost every night, giving them the results and the medication that they need to take and their chances of getting pregnant, when you start earlier, are very, very high than if you wait until you are much older. So, get healthy, stay healthy, exercise, and see me.
About Dr. Schmidt, M.D.:
Dr. Lila Schmidt, M.D., is a reproductive endocrinology infertility doctor at Alvarado Hospital. She completed an OB/GYN residency and then received further training in reproductive endocrinology, focusing on PMS, menopause, and infertility.