Conceiving can be extremely easy for some women, as easy as tossing out their contraception, no matter if they’re working on their first baby or their third. While other women have to grapple with dietary, specific sexual positions, race against the time due to ovulation calendar, and everything else to reach the goal of fertilization.
Whether you’ve been trying to conceive for a while or have just started to try it, heeding some common sense advice that’s based on good science can help raise your opportunity to conceive. Here are some common sense getting pregnant tips that might be useful for you.
Have sex frequently. If you have regular period and timing your cycles, it’s easy to know when is the best time to have sex with your partner. But if you have irregular periods, you can cover your bases by having sex every other day, say fertility specialist.
Figure out when you ovulate. Conventionally, ovulation date can be determined from women’s cycles. Ovulation date of women with very regular 28-day cycles is 14 days from the first day of their period. If you have any other regular cycles number, you can count your ovulation date as half time of your cycles and counted from the first day of period. But if you have irregular cycles every month, you can use an ovulation kit to determine your most fertile time. Most ovulation test kits work by measuring the level of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) in the urine. LH is the hormones that indicate egg release from the ovaries. Most ovulation kits do not detect LH until 24 hours prior ovulation, even though the LH begin to surge around 36 hours prior ovulation. Women with regular 28-days cycles should start to test their urine with ovulation kits on the ninth or tenth day after the start of their period so that they won’t miss their surge.
Cervical mucus monitoring. Though it’s not as reliable as an ovulation kit, but it doesn’t cost anything. You will have to observe your secretions for a few months until you notice a pattern. The mucus tend to thin after a period because of estrogen, but rising levels of progesterone right after ovulation would make it thicken. By observing your mucus in several months, you’ll notice when is your ovulation date, and then you can plan to have sex several times leading up to that day. But, the accuration of this methode depends on many factors. Because nursing and antihistamin, and even fertility drugs can dry up cervical mucus.
Charting your basal body temperature. The body temperature usually down by half a degree 24 hours before ovulation. But don’t rely on this thing alone because body basal temperature can be affected by a number of things outside the pregnancy, such as illness.