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Timing Intercourse And Ovulation For Conception

Timing Intercourse And Ovulation For Conception

If you're serious about getting pregnant, timing intercourse and tracking ovulation can make all the difference in the world. By keeping a chart of your basal body temperature and intercourse frequency, you can see when you're most likely fertile.

Today, it's easy to time ovulation by using a kit purchased from your local drugstore. An ovulation detection kit will measure the urinary luteinizing hormone (LH), which increases right before ovulation. This allows you to plan when intercourse will most likely get you pregnant. To properly track your ovulation, you'll need to take your basal body temperature each day of the month. When your temperature increases by 0.2 degrees more for two or three days consistently, you have ovulated. So, taking your temperature can't be used to get pregnant that month as ovulation has already occurred, but it can be a useful predictor for future ovulation. You may also notice that your cervical mucous gets wetter and stickier this is a prime time for intercourse.

The best time to have intercourse is six days before and including the day you are ovulating. While too much sex won't harm your chances of conception unless the male has a low sperm count it won't make a difference if you are having sex ten times a day if you're not ovulating! If you have intercourse after you've ovulated, you have almost zero chance of becoming pregnant. If you track your menstrual cycle, you can ensure that you are having intercourse up to and including the day of ovulation.

If you have health conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome, have the flu or are under a great deal of stress, an ovulation kit or temperature chart may not do you any good. Women with PCOS often get misleading results because of the abnormal levels of hormones in their bodies.

Despite old wives tales, there is no one position or method that will ensure that conception takes place. If you have been having unprotected sex for 12 months, and have are tracking your ovulation, make an appointment with your health care provider. While babymaking can get stressful especially after months of trying try to avoid looking at sex as a chore, or becoming too obsessed with getting pregnant. It's very common to have to try for months to have a baby, if you're stressing out about having a baby, you could be damaging your chances of conceiving one!




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