Get Pregnant – Oh, baby! Some women get pregnant effortlessly; others spend months or even years trying to conceive. Why? Experts concede it’s still largely a mystery. “We have hints—factors like when your mom went through menopause and how regular your cycles are—but they don’t tell us everything,” says Sarah Berga, MD, chair of ob-gyn and women’s health at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. “So much of it depends on the individual.”
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That said, there are ways you and your partner could increase your chances of getting pregnant. Try these lifestyle tweaks.
1. Kick your soda addiction
Women who drink two or more servings of any type of soda a day have about a 16% lower fertility rate than women who don’t drink any, according to a 2012 study co-authored by Lauren Wise, ScD.