8 Weird Ways To Get Pregnant Fast That Every Woman Needs To Know

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When it comes to getting pregnant, we all know that timing is everything.

After all, in an ideal world, we’d be able to schedule pregnancies perfectly to make sure they line up with all of the other craziness in our lives. This way, the little one isn’t sharing our attention with mortgage payments or a surprise downsizing.

Of course, babies aren’t really interested in coming along when it’s convenient for mom and dad, as we saw with the little angel who decided to make an appearance while her parents were buying a car.

Naturally, that doesn’t stop people: when you’re ready for a baby, not much is going to keep you from trying to put a bun in the oven!

This is particularly true of couples who are taking a bit longer to conceive.

They may not be quite ready to go for IVF or surrogacy, but they’re willing to try just about any other weird tip or trick on offer. Even more surprising, some of these wacky sounding tricks actually work!

Scroll through to learn which pregnancy superstitions are the most likely to get you knocked up fast!

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#1: Nutella

#1: Nutella

Nutella, the delicious Italian hazelnut-chocolate spread, is a common craving for women who are already expecting, but it might be a good part of your pre-pregnancy rituals too!

One mom told Mom.me that after being informed she probably wouldn’t conceive, she went on a Nutella-heavy Italian vacation with the hubs, and discovered she was pregnant when she got home!

This might be just as much about the low stress levels on vacation, but experts have demonstrated that plant protein (like the kind in Nutella and peanut butter) is much better for your fertility than animal protein.

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#2: Acupuncture

#2: Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a therapy where tiny needles are inserted into pressure points in the body to alleviate pain, boost mood, and offer tons of other benefits.

Some moms swear up and down that it also helps with getting pregnant, especially if you suspect your cycle is funky.

One mom told fitPregnancy that she struggled to start ovulating again after going off the pill, but that acupuncture helped to jump start her cycle and conceive.

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#3: Socks In Bed

#3: Socks In Bed

Socks might not be the sexiest bedroom attire, but they’ll do a lot more for your pregnancy prospects than a lacy thong or balconette bra ever could.

It might sound crazy, but if the hopeful mom and dad both wear socks during their intimate moments, they have a better chance of getting pregnant.

That’s because warm feet improve circulation in your whole body, which means healthier sperm, and a cozier womb for fertile eggs in which to hunker down.

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#4: Whole Milk

#4: Whole Milk

Scientists can’t seem to decide whether whole milk or skim milk is healthier — but for the purposes of pregnancy, you may want to skip the skim.

You shouldn’t be guzzling whole milk nonstop, but there’s evidence that the full-fat version can help encourage your ovaries to produce eggs.

That’s because the process of removing the fat from milk also skims out the natural estrogen in it, but leaves behind androgens and other hormones that might mess with your own female body chemistry.

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#5: Cough Syrup

#5: Cough Syrup

This might sound crazy, but some women swear by cough syrup as a pregnancy miracle drug, and they aren’t too far off.

Cough syrup works in your throat and sinuses to thin out mucus and produce more of it, which makes it easier to breathe.

Surprisingly, cough syrup works in exactly the same way on your cervical mucus, thinning it out and making more of it, which helps sperm get past the cervix to make a beeline for the egg.

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#6: Pineapple

#6: Pineapple

Pineapple comes up quite a bit in conversations about sex because it’s rumored to prevent “downstairs” odors for both men and women.

More importantly, it contains an enzyme called bromelain that gives it the distinctive, acidic flavor. Surprisingly, it’s also said to boost your chances of getting pregnant.

Eating pineapple while you’re ovulating (but not before) helps to thicken the uterine lining, making it a more hospitable place for a fertilized egg to start growing.

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#7: Gravity

#7: Gravity

Any woman who has ever mentioned fertility woes to her mother has probably been advised to put a pillow under her rear end after sex to encourage the sperm toward their goal.

Well, some avid yoga practitioners may also want to incorporate a shoulder stand or “plow pose” to tap into the magic of gravity!

However, if you aren’t comfortable with yoga and have never done a shoulder stand before, stick with the pillows. Doing this pose without practice can potentially lead to serious injury, and will definitely lead to your partner laughing at you.

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#8: "Mud" Milkshakes

#8: "Mud" Milkshakes

Some moms who struggled to conceive credit a mysterious mix called “mud” with helping them put a bun in the oven.

Don’t worry, they aren’t really suggesting you eat dirt!

It’s actually a concoction made of cocoa powder, coffee, and maple syrup that’s supposed to balance your hormones and make your body more welcoming for a baby!

What’s the wackiest pregnancy tip you’ve ever heard — or tried! — that really worked?

Let us know below, and SHARE this list with moms who’ve tried every trick in the book before becoming pregnant!

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