Increasing your chances of getting pregnant is not that difficult. It can be tough as there is a multitude of factors which can tip the scale in our favour or interfere with it.
Factors like age and health condition can influence the chance for you to get pregnant each month and this varies from time to time.
For example, a healthy 30 years old woman can conceive up to 20% chances each month but the rate would keep on declining as her age increased.
There are a few basic things that you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Let’s take a peek at some of them.
The most essential step; timing
Pregnancy is complicated. It’s more than sexual intercourse and to get it right, you need to know how to execute it well.
Every month, women experience a series of hormonal changes that would enable their eggs to mature and be released.
Without the egg, no sperm could ever fertilise anything to make a baby.
That’s basic, right? So the key to increasing your chances of getting pregnant lies in determining the right timing.
Ovulation is a crucial process which causes the egg to be expelled out from the ovary.
The ovum would travel down the fallopian tube, heading towards the uterus, while looking for fertilisation opportunities.
However, it’s only viable for 24 hours and without fertilisation, the released ovum would disintegrate causing a series of changes in the women’s’ reproductive tract.
The most effective way to increase your chances of getting pregnant is to have sex 3 days prior to ovulation or during the ovulation itself.
As sperm can live up to 5 days in the woman’s reproductive tract, this particular strategy can be quite effective.
Remember lads! Timing is everything.
Use ovulation predictor kits to determine the best time to get pregnant
If you aren’t able to accurately determine when is the best time to get it on, you can use an ovulation predictor kit to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
It operates similar to a urine pregnancy test kit. You will just need to urinate on the strip every morning to know if ovulation occurs.
The best thing is to know when you are supposed to experience ovulation and use the strip a couple of days before that while having regular unprotected sex.
As luteinizing hormones (LH) surge right before ovulation, this strip has been designed to detect them.
Checking your body temperature
It’s difficult to determine whether you’ve ovulated based on the basal body temperature alone.
However, it does help to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Getting out of your bed, you need to monitor your basal temperature and observe any rise (which is still within normal range).
Please do note that ovulation only effectively occurs for 24 hours.
This means basal body temperature can be an unreliable indicator for you to determine your most fertile day.
Plus, ovulation is not the only reason why your body temperature spikes.
You might be getting an infection which means, you need to see a doctor more than having sexual intercourse with your husband.
Getting help when others failed to indicate ovulation
There are some other indications which could point out clues that you were ovulating.
Increase in cervical mucus, for example, can indicate you are currently ovulating though it’s subjected to various interpretations.
If you have difficulties in determining when you are ovulating, you can talk to your doctor about it.
Getting a fertility checkup can do a lot in terms of increasing your chances of getting pregnant.
There are various tests that can be carried out to aid you or to know why you are having difficulties in getting pregnant, in general.
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