Timed Intercourse

A fertile window for women is made up of the days in your menstrual cycle when pregnancy is possible. Ovulation usually occurs 14 days before the next period is due. The most fertile time for a woman is half way through the cycle, usually day 14 for woman who have a regular 28 day cycle.

Despite this fact you have to remember that there are considerable variations and some women can ovulate as early as day 6 or 7 in their cycle. Using timed intercourse is not the best way to get pregnant. Regular sex during the month is probably more effective.

There are few things you can do to improve your chances of getting pregnant. These are as follows:

– Have morning sex – Certain scientific studies have concluded that a man\’s sperm count is usually higher in the morning when compared to any other time of the day. Having sex in the morning can improve your chances of getting pregnant so maybe its worth a try.

– Have regular sex a couple of times a week through the month, this way you eliminate some of the stress and you are more likely to be successful.

– After Intercourse – By lying on your back for roughly half an hour after having sex you can give the sperm a boost. By lying flat and relaxing it gives your cervical and vaginal muscles time to relax making it easier for the sperm to transport.

– Relax – Stress affects everyone in different ways. Stress can affect our bodies therefore affecting your fertility and cycle. By relaxing you will enjoy sex more and feel happier and healthier. Exercise to release endorphins and take twenty minutes out of your day to meditate or do something you enjoy.

– Cervical mucus – Cervical mucus is designed to help transport sperm through the vagina. It is slippery and lubricative. There are also nutrients in it which help the sperm survive

– Get a blood test – A blood test for progesterone levels on Day 21 of the cycle will also help to confirm ovulation. Ask your GP more about this.

How do you know if your ovulating if you fail to calculate it?

Some women go through body changes and this can be a good indication that you are ovulating. Your breasts can get tender or sore, there may be slight feelings of discomfort in your middle abdomen, increased discharge in your vagina and a slight increase in body temperature. A good book \”Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health\”, by Toni Weschler, can also teach you to read your body\’s signals.

Enjoy this exciting time and do not hesitate to contact us for more details.

Author Rita Galimberti Femplus Clinic

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