Getting startedGetting pregnant isn't always so simple. Throughout our teenage years and before settling down, we've spent our lives trying to prevent getting pregnant and tried everything in our power to stop the "unexpected" happening. Most women went on the contraceptive pills for years before trying to conceive. What are the side effects of these contraceptive methods? How are we "girls" suppose to prepare our bodies, for one of the biggest and most important task of continuing the human race?
Fun and happy sexUnderstanding your monthly cycle is most essential. Women are most fertile during ovulation. You are most likely to conceive if you have sex within 24 hours of ovulation. Ovulation usually takes place about 14 days after the first day of our last period. Woman's eggs are precious and limited. Each one is short lived after being released into our ovary. An egg only lives for about 12 to 14 hours after it's released.
A sperm must reach the egg within this time. A sperm can live for up to 7 days in your body. Therefore, having sex often before ovulation are likely to increase your chance of getting pregnant.
For optimal results, having sex every 2 to 3 days gives you the best chance of conceiving successfully. You could get an ovulation kit and chart your body temperature every morning to monitor your ovulation, but calculated sex could be a stressful ordeal. It is much less stressful to have fun and happy sex regularly throughout your cycle than obsessing over your exact ovulation time.
In the United Kingdom, according to www.nhs.uk. Nine out of ten couples in which woman is under 35 will get pregnant naturally after one year of having regular unprotected sex. If you are over 35, or have had problems before, such as a ectopic pregnancy or surgery that may have affected your fertility, then you should seek help and advise from professional soon.