Tips On Getting Pregnant

By Sarah Hobbs

If you are trying to find ways to get pregnant, most probably you are just starting to try, or have been struggling with conceiving. It is not the simplest thing in the world to fall pregnant and despite common perceptions, having a lot of sex won't mean a quick conception. Truth be told, a woman is only fertile a couple of days each month, and even on these days there is only a twenty five percent chance of falling pregnant. So this means that there are around twelve opportunities a year to conceive.

Keeping in mind that there are fertile windows, sex needs to be at the right time, not all the time and this way trying for a baby will be less tiresome for you and your partner. Those who are asking 'how can I get pregnant fast?' need to pay attention to timing, it's a crucial factor. It may surprise some, but many women get this wrong. The main reason is because so many hold to the common misconception that they ovulate on the 14th day of their menstrual cycle. This would be the case only if every woman had a routine 28 day cycle and ovulation occurred like clockwork in the middle. In truth there are no two menstrual cycles the same, and even the same woman may ovulate at different times each month.

Because of this great variance in cycles from woman to woman, knowing your own cycle and figuring out the timings of your ovulation is a fundamental step. Remember that your ovulation times may vary monthly, so you must keep track of them in order to go about conceiving quickly.

Your ovulation in each month can be tracked using a number of different methods. Tracking with a basal body temperature chart is a sure fire way. You keep a record of your temperature using a basal body thermometer first thing each morning. You will see that at certain times in the month your temperature will rise by a couple of tenths of a degree (not much, but significant nonetheless) these are your ovulation days. Once you are sure of the days around which ovulation occurs you can plan your 'sex days' accordingly.

Remember that when trying to fall pregnant the best way to go about it is to have 'waiting' sperm for the egg. This of course is done by having intercourse prior to ovulation. Sperm are quite hardy (problematic for people trying NOT to conceive!) they can live up to five days inside, whilst the more fragile egg has between 12 to 48 hours before dying. This means that intercourse before ovulation is crucial for bettering your chances of falling pregnant, so once you know the right timings, start 'trying' a couple of days prior to ovulation to ensure there are waiting sperm.

There are also ovulation kits available that can give you an indication of when ovulation is approaching. For example there are mini microscopes available which show hormonal patterns in your saliva.

You simply wipe a small amount of saliva onto the viewer each morning and check the pattern through the eyepiece. Usually there will be a change in the pattern (very distinctly) about thirty six hours before ovulation, and this will continue until ovulation is finished when the pattern will return to normal. So having sex on the days with a different pattern will increase your chances of conception - some couples sue this for a contraceptive also, abstaining on the days with a different pattern.

It is very important to be aware of your body. There are many natural ways to increase your chances of conception, so look into all the options before rushing into IVF or hormonal therapies. - 30525

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