The Time You Have Sex:
Experts suggest that a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant are high if she has regular s*x. Regardless of the time of the month, regular intercourse can help improve a woman’s chances of conceiving.
S*x at any time in a woman’s monthly cycle may trigger immune system changes that boost the likelihood of getting pregnant, a new study suggests. The findings could eventually prove useful for couples trying to conceive, researchers from Indiana University at Bloomington said.
“It’s a common recommendation that partners trying to have a baby should engage in regular inter-course to increase the woman’s changes of getting pregnant even during ‘nonfertile’ periods although it’s unclear how this works,” said lead investigator Tierney Lorenz, from the university’s Kinsey Institute.
“This research is the first to show that the s*xual activity may cause the body to promote types of immunity that support conception,” she said in a university news release.
The findings are based on information from 30 women who participated in the Kinsey Institute’s study. Half of the women were s*xually active, half were abstinent. “The female body needs to navigate a tricky dilemma,” Lorenz said. “In order to protect itself, the body needs to defend against foreign invaders.
Figure Out When You Ovulate:
One of the most important factors to getting pregnant fast is knowing when you ovulate. You can become pregnant only when a sperm meets an egg and that egg only comes usually once a month, around day 14 in your cycle.
It is said that women with very regular 28-day cycles can just count 14 days from the first day of their period to determine their ovulation date. However, if your cycles aren’t regular, an ovulation kit can help you pinpoint your most fertile time.
Since the egg only survives for a day or two, there’s only a limited window each month during which you can actually get pregnant. Hence, it is important to know that the most fertile time is around the time of ovulation.
Know The Positions:
Experts are of the view that different s*x positions play a key role in getting pregnant. Although there is no scientific proof on the best s*xual positions for baby-making, it is believed that having s*x in the ‘missionary position’ (man-on-top position) is best as it allows for deep penetration so the man’s sperm can be ejacu-lated as close to the cervix (the opening of the womb) as possible.
Maintain An Ideal Weight:
Being too thin can hamper your fertility, but being overweight can affect your fertility as well because too much body fat produces excess estrogen, which can interfere in ovulation.
Take Folic Acid:
Folic acid is important for women who are trying to get pregnant. Experts suggest that women who take folic acid before trying for a baby (ideally for at least three months before conceiving and for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy) have fewer chances of having a baby with conditions such as spina bifida, etc.