First of all, congratulations are in order for deciding on one of the most important things a woman can do in their life; have a child. While it is definitely something you will be ecstatic about, it also can be a challenging time when trying to conceive. There is no definitive plan that makes things go 100% your way at the exact time you would like it to. However, there are a few things to know that will help to increase your chances of conception faster.
A visit to your gynecologist is going to be the first thing on your list now that you have decided to take the necessary steps towards getting pregnant. This is a great time to have a list of questions answered that might be racing through your mind and keeping you awake at night. Also, your gynecologist will be able to suggest any precautions to take that might be specific to your particular health at the time.
The best time to “try”
It’s never a bad time, right? However, if you are trying to conceive, then there is abest time, and that is dependent on your ovulation cycle. A woman’s ovulation period is six days long, and you are most fertile in the first 5 days of that period. Typically, the ovulation cycle is right between menstrual periods so approximately 14 days before you period is due is the best time to get pregnant.
How often to have s*ex
It’s typical for those wishing to get pregnant to be concerned about how often to have s*ex. Sometimes women (and men) are confused when they read that the more times a man ejaculates, the lower his sperm count becomes. While this is true, if he is a healthy male with a typical sperm count, then even after lots of s*ex, his sperm count should still be high enough for pregnancy to happen. Be aware though, if a couple is only having s*ex approximately once a week it will definitely lower your chances of getting pregnant.
Although you do want to follow a few of these guidelines to help increase the chances of a pregnancy when you would prefer it to occur, you still want to enjoy yourselves. Try not to stress out about it if it does not happen within the first few weeks for you. That is normal.
If you are concerned, after time, that you have not been able to conceive, then see your gynecologit and also you can have your partner see a doctor as well to be sure there are no health reasons for it not happening.
Otherwise, be patient, have fun, and good luck.