Do you have one remaining fallopian tube, for instance as the result of an ectopic pregnancy? Many women who are trying to get pregnant with one tube are worried whether they will be able to conceive naturally at all. The good news is that, as long as your remaining fallopian tube and the rest of your reproductive system are healthy, you are not likely to experience any particular difficulty.
What are the things you can do to help nature along a little, and to increase your chances of conceiving the baby you are hoping for? You cannot change the fact that you have one fallopian tube, but this does not need to be an obstacle. There are many steps that couples who are trying to conceive a baby can take to increase their overall health and fertility. In addition, knowing your menstrual cycle and timing intercourse accordingly greatly boosts your chances of having a positive pregnancy test soon.
Here are some practical tips for you:
- Examine your lifestyle, and your partner's. Are there any things you can do to be more healthy? Think about things like healthy eating and regular exercise. This also includes a good body weight (not underweight or overweight) and eliminating harmful habits like drinking too much alcohol, smoking, or eating fast food if they apply.
- Get tested for any vitamin and mineral deficiencies you may have, and either work on your diet or start taking multivitamin supplements. Folic acid supplements are recommended for everyone who is hoping for a baby. Folic acid increases fertility in men and women alike, and works toward preventing neural tube defects such as spina bifida.
- Find out when you are likely to be most fertile by using an ovulation calendar, and supplement this approximate information with more certain methods like ovulation tests or charting to conceive.