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How Do You Get Pregnant
My name is Neville Pettersson and I am the webmaster and chief editor of this website. I’m happily married with 2 kids
If you are among those many people who are , you're probably wondering, What are my chances of getting pregnant? It is a logical question to ask, given that there are many factors affecting what you do. Timing, age of the potential parents (you), your diet and even weight, mental and emotional factors play a great role in the success rate for efforts to get pregnant. If you do things right and research on the , you can greatly increase the possibility of having a baby as soon as you can!
There are many statistics available on the odds of conceiving every month. Offhand, many sources agree that there is about a 15-
? The best time to get pregnant is during ovulation: the period in the menstrual cycle when a mature egg (or ovum) is produced then released into the uterus. For a period of about 12 hours, this egg stays in the uterus, waiting to be fertilized. After this fertile period, the egg starts to degenerate, and anyone wanting to get pregnant will need to wait for the next ovulation cycle to start again. Continued below....
Timing sexual intercourse during this time is one of the most surefire ways to get
the healthy baby you want! Determining fertile periods during ovulation, of course,
can be somewhat tricky for some. The first step is knowing your body's cycles, as
well as knowing your body well enough to distinguish the signs that you are ovulating.
The better you know your body and its cycles, the greater you can increase your chances
For many women, counting days within the menstrual cycle is a method of calculating when ovulation occurs, which is almost always 14 days before the menstrual period. If you know when your next period is due, you can count 12-
Charting your ovulation period can give you a good start, and increase your chances.
However, knowing the signs of ovulation can make predicting your fertile periods
more accurate. One of the more useful is paying attention
to the cervical mucus during the fertile period: this should be clear and stretchy,
with the consistency of egg whites.
Unfortunately for women with irregular menstrual cycles, such as those who have PCOS or what is known as polycystic ovarian syndrome, this is quite harder to do for the simple reason that it is harder to calculate when menstruation will occur. Also, many women with highly irregular periods have periods of bleeding that are not really periods (even if they do look like periods in many cases) and do not involve the shedding of the unfertilized egg.
One of the most common questions being asked is whether it is possible to get pregnant on the day before one's period. Put simply, the answer is slim to none. The shedding of the menstrual lining and unfertilized egg takes several days: by the time it happens to be the day before your period, the egg will have already degenerated, left the uterus and in the process of being expelled from the body through menstruation. Given this, the chances of getting pregnant several days after your period are the same, unless the date that sexual intercourse occurs happens to be the fourteenth day before the next period.
The first thing that you need to know about getting pregnant is that the majority of people do not experience fertility problems and are able to get pregnant very easily. Although you may have heard heartbreaking stories about people who have been trying to get pregnant for a long time without success, they are the exception rather than the rule, although it is true that the chances of getting pregnant decrease as a woman ages. The best time for a woman to try to conceive is when she is in her mid twenties, as that is when she is most fertile.
Three out of four women under the age of thirty who try to have a baby are successful in getting pregnant within the first year, usually within six months. All they had to do was give up all forms of birth control, such as the birth control pill or condoms, and actively try to get pregnant and they were pregnant with no problem.
Once a woman reaches the age of 35 that number drops to two out of three who are
pregnant within a year, and less than half are successful within a year of beginning
trying if they are over forty. That is not to say that they cannot ever get pregnant;
they just are probably going to need the help of a physician or other fertility specialist
in order to achieve their goal.
The one thing that every couple who wants to get pregnant should do is take the time to educate themselves about the actual process and how getting pregnant works. Not understanding how fertility and the menstrual cycle operate will definitely keep you from maximizing your chances of getting pregnant.
A woman is only actively able to get pregnant during a few days of her monthly cycle when she ovulates; trying to get pregnant too early or too late in the cycle, when the egg has not yet been released or has been released too long ago, will not get you pregnant because the sperm can only live for a couple of days in the woman's vagina, uterus and fallopian tubes.
The most important information you can have available to you is when you are actually ovulating so that you can work on getting pregnant for a day or two beforehand and during that time. If you are not sure how to calculate your ovulation, it is advisable to purchase a fertility monitor or ovulation predictor; these helpful tools can take the guesswork out of the process and increase your chances of getting pregnant.
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