There are a number of ways to increase chances of getting pregnant.
These steps are relatively easy to take and will help to you to conceive your baby within the first year of trying â€“ there are many who will find they are successful in the first three months.
Increase chances of getting pregnant by knowing your dates
You need to know when you are most fertile, which is when you are ovulating. This will help to increase changes of getting pregnant because there are more chances that the sperm will meet the egg. There are many methods to work out when you are ovulating.
The main way is through calculating your ovulation period. For a woman with an average cycle of 28 days, ovulation will be on the 14th day â€“ this is the 14th days from the first day of a period. However, this will differ between many women due to the cycle lengths.
There are calculators online that will help you work out your best ovulation period and you will usually have a five day window of opportunity.
Eat healthy to increase chances of getting pregnant
You will need to make sure that your body is in the best shape and health to help you get pregnant.
The best way of doing this is to start eating healthily while you try. Increase the amount of fruit and vegetables that you eat and cut down on high fat foods.
You should also consider increasing the amount of exercise that you do â€“ or doing some if you do not already.
This will help to lose weight and control the menstrual cycle. This is also something beneficial during pregnancy but you should talk to your doctor or midwife about it to make sure you are doing it safely.
Have sex before your ovulation date
Once you have worked out when you are ovulating, you need to make sure that there is sperm ready to meet it. Sperm can survive for up to five days, while the egg will only survive for 24 hours. It makes sense to have sex before the date so that the sperm is ready.
There are no sex positions that you should avoid while trying to get pregnant but there are some that will help increase chances of getting pregnant. These are ones where gravity will help the sperm, such as the missionary style or from behind.
Have fun while trying
Do not just have sex for the sake of making a baby; that will put a lot of pressure on both you and your partner. Instead, have some fun with it. Not only will this be good for the two of you, it will also help to increase chances of getting pregnant.
An orgasm will help to pull the sperm into your body due to the pulsating movement. Plus, this is going to be the last chance you get to have some fun â€“ once you have the baby, there will be very few free nights to yourselves.