11 ways to put some sizzle back into your baby-making efforts

Do your bedroom romps seem to be getting stale? Bring back the spark with these tips!

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Sex with your spouse can soon become a chore when you are trying to conceive. It’s even worse if you and your hubby have been trying for months with no luck.

Also, having to chart your menstrual cycle, check your cervical mucus, measure your basal body temperature and pee on an ovulation stick hardly makes for a romantic prelude to smoking hot sex.

By the way, your obsession with having a baby can lead to unnecessary stress for you and your spouse. So follow these suggestions to switch things up in the bedroom

1. Arrange a tryst somewhere else Just because you have to do the deed on certain days doesn’t mean you need to do it in the same place all the time. Leave the comfort of your bedroom and get busy on the couch or in the shower. Just make sure you’re both well away from prying eyes before you get down to business.

2. Build the hype While more frequent sex increases your chances of conceiving, doing the deed too often can drain your desire to, well, perform. So, why not just focus on foreplay to build anticipation and ramp up your libido.  

Leave the comfort of your bedroom and try getting busy on the couch or in the shower.

3. Achieving the “big O” Being fixated on conceiving while doing the horizontal mambo can get in the way of you actually experiencing an orgasm. So, know what works for you and then direct your hubby on what to do. Try using I-statements like “I really like it when you do this…” as opposed to saying “This isn’t doing it for me.” Conversations about intimacy may be really tough, it’ll improve your sex life.

4. Sweat it out Heading to the gym for a good workout together can rev up your sex drive while boosting your well-being, thanks to the release of endorphins — natural pain-killing and “feel good” hormones. Other upsides to working out? A hot bod ― you can’t say no to this!