Getting Pregnant Fast

By Sarah Hobbs

Getting pregnant, when is the best time? A much asked question but not answered enough. Is the question really as simple as it appears? We hope that the following can help you if you have been trying for a pregnancy for a substantial amount of time.

The egg is ready for fertilization at the time of ovulation when the egg is released as we know. But this does not tell us when we are ovulating and for those of us in our 30's and 40's this can be very different to when we are in our 20's.

When women are younger (their 20's) they ovulate nearly every month except for times of high stress and or illness. A woman usually in her 40's (or even her 30's) doesn't ovulate as much as when she was in her twenties. The regularity of ovulation can become more sparse when a women has a long term health issue or a health condition that is chronic.

You may be ovulating once every 2 to 3 month period if you find that you are having difficulties getting pregnant and are in your thirties or forties, or in some cases you may even be ovulating less than that. If this is the case, then missing your 1-2 days of peak ovulation times can unfortunately be quite an easy thing to do.

You can now see just how critical it is to find out the exact ovulation dates during this period of time, so that you not only have a much better chance at conception, but also can remain hopeful.

Research has been made that tells us if we are wanting a viable and healthy pregnancy then the sperm should be fresh and the eggs need to be freshly released as well. Freshly released eggs and sperm?

Sperm lasts for roughly 3 days after ejaculation! Sperm is counted as 'freshly released' on its first and maybe second day of release. But on its 3rd day, it becomes what is considered old and potentially defective. If you have a heavier than usual period, you may be experiencing an aborted pregnancy as the sperm that initially fertilised the egg was 'old' sperm (in its 3rd day release).

So, what can you do to stop this from happening?

The best thing to do to avoid older sperm from fertilising the egg is not have sex for three to four days before ovulation. What you need to do then is make sure you are having very frequent intercourse on the day of ovulation, and the day before also!

After the ovulation period abstain from sex again for 1 to 2 days so that an old egg is not impregnated.

The following should help you as a guide. Let's say you ovulate on the 14th day: - don't have intercourse on day 11 or 12 (preventing old sperm) - have intercourse frequently on day 13 & 14 - abstain again on day 15 (this avoids old eggs).

This will ensure fertilisation takes place only when the egg is fresh and the sperm is also

To put it in a nutshell, if you want your chances of a healthy conception and pregnancy to be high, find out when you ovulate exactly, and then use the guide above to unsure the freshest sperm and the freshest eggs possible. - 30525

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