The question, how can you improve your chances of getting pregnant, will be answered in this article. When you and your partner decide that you are ready to have a child it can be a very exciting time. Most people think that it is something that will happen right away and many will become discouraged. The more you can do to increase your chances of becoming pregnant the better.
One of the most important things that a woman should become familiar with when trying to conceive is her menstrual cycle. Once you have an understanding of how your cycle works you can then figure out which days are your most fertile days. The cycle begins on the first day of your period and ends the day before your next period. It is divided into two halves which include pre-ovulation and post-ovulation.
- Period starts
- Eggs begin to mature in the ovaries
- The lining of the uterus begins to thicken
- Mature egg is released from one ovary
- Also known as the luteal phase
- Egg travels down through the fallopian tube toward the uterus
- If egg is fertilized it will implant into the lining of the uterus
- If egg is not fertilized it will be absorbed by the body within 24 hours
- Hormones decrease and the lining of the uterus is shed
Having sex more often is a great way to increase your chances of becoming pregnant. You should try to have sex three or more times a week, especially during your fertile period. If your husband has a low sperm count however it is recommended that you have sex every other day. Intercourse in the morning could also increase your chances because semen contains more sperm first thing in the morning.
If you are using lubrication during intercourse you may want to put it away. Most lubricants actually have chemicals in them that will also work as a spermicide. This is also true for saliva and it is recommended that you not use any lubrication for this reason.
The best position for trying to conceive is in the missionary position (man on top). This allows the semen to get closer to the opening of the cervix, therefore increasing your chances of conceiving. Although, if you have a tilted cervix ‘doggy style’ may be your best option as it will allow the semen to get closer to your cervix.
Try to remain lying down for at least ten to fifteen minutes after intercourse to allow the sperm enough time to swim through the opening of the cervix. A pillow can be used to prop up your hips, but be careful not to use a large pillow. If tilted to high the semen could actually end up pooling under the cervix and will not allow the sperm access into the uterus.
I hope that this How can you improve your chances of getting pregnant article has given you a good place to start on your road to conceiving. Remember not to give up as it often takes a few months become pregnant. Good luck.