When you should have sex to get pregnant
- By Team TDO
Trying to get pregnant? Do you know the best time to have intercourse? Do you know the best position for conception to occur? All these queries have simple answers.
The best time to have sex if you are trying for pregnancy is on the day of ovulation. By having sex every other day around the time one ovulates, maximizes the chances.
Timing for a baby
A woman is most fertile when one of the ovaries releases a mature egg. This is called the ovulation period. The exact time varies each month with the length of the menstrual cycle. Ovulation occurs roughly 12 to 16 days before the next period. Some clues to ovulation are breast tenderness, increased vaginal discharge, discomfort in abdomen, and increased sexual feelings.
The best time to have sex if you are trying for baby is on the day of ovulation. By having sex every other day around the time one ovulates, maximizes the chances. Sperms can live for 2 to 3 days and the egg only for 12 hours. By having sex regularly a couple of days before ovulation, there can be a healthy supply of sperms in the uterine tube waiting when the egg is released.
If a woman is not sure when she ovulates, the odds can be improved by having sex regularly in middle third period of the cycle.
Basal body temperature
Basal body temperature (BBT) is the temperature of the body in the morning before getting out of bed. Basal thermometer is used to take this. BBT is 97.2 to 97.7 degrees before ovulation. Two to three days after you ovulate, hormonal changes cause the BBT to rise between 0.4 and 1.0 degree.
You are most fertile the few days preceding the spike of basal body temperature. If you become pregnant, basal body temperature will remain elevated.
Do you enjoy trying different positions during intercourse? If you are trying to conceive you should stick to positions that allow sperms to be deposited as close to the cervix as possible. Some positions make this more likely, such as the missionary position. Woman on top or standing positions are less likely to result in pregnancy. Side-lying or rear entry positions too may help to deposit sperm close to the cervix.
Visit a doctor
Ensure good health and get yourself examined and investigated by a doctor before planning pregnancy, in order to ensure good health. You can get the ovulation study (ultrasonography) done if need be to find out the ovulation period. Take advice from your doctor.