How can you conceive a baby?
As a couple, you may have spent years together by not having a baby by using protection during your sexual intercourse. Now, that you decided to have a baby. It takes a maximum of 6 months to conceive a baby. If you have not conceived, it’s time for you to take medical help despite trying several times.
At the same time, it is important to remember that conceiving takes time. It is said that a healthy 30-year-old woman has only 20% chances of getting pregnant. Therefore as a couple, you should not stress over about getting pregnant and must continue to have sexual intercourse regularly.
Listed below are some basic steps that you must follow to increase the chances to get pregnant.
Ensure that you are having regular sexual intercourse: According to the studies, you should have sexual intercourse regularly. But not every day as sperms can survive up to a maximum of 7 days. Maintain a sufficient time gap between the intercourses, to give enough time for the sperm to grow up. Additionally, there are only 6 days in a month where you can conceive a baby. This includes 5 days before the ovulation, including the day of ovulation
Stop birth control measure in advance:-
Even after you stop using birth control measures, some hormonal forms of this can reduce your fertility. In the case of the birth control pills, its hormonal effects must not be long-lasting. You should be able to return to your menstrual cycle before the use of these pills.
If you used the intrauterine device, make it a point to remove it by your health-care professional to get back your fertility. The effect of Depo-Provera will be more long-lasting, so make sure that you stop taking the shots at least 1 year before trying to conceive. It will improve the chances of pregnancy.
Additional to this, you must first get rid of any unhealthy habits to which you are addicted such as alcohol consumption and smoking. It will help you conceive a healthy baby. Follow the regular dosage of folic acid ( a month before trying to conceive), It can improve the chances and minimizing the risk of any birth defects in your baby. Not only this but maintaining a normal weight and limiting the intake of caffeine for around 16 ounces every day can also be beneficial.
When is the best time to get pregnant:
The best time to conceive is the ovulation period, this is a period where a mature egg is released from the ovary. Sperm will be able to survive for 48 to 72 hours after your sexual intercourse while the mature egg can live only up to 12 to 24 hours after it is released. That means that the female egg can only get fertilized only during this 12 to 24 hours after it is released. Hence to increase the chances of getting pregnant you can have the sexual intercourse 2-3 days before the ovulation. This is to ensure that there will be a healthy supply of sperms in the fallopian tube to get the egg fertilized when it is finally released.
Predicting when ovulation can happen will help in conceiving your baby
In the average of 28 days menstruation cycle for any female, ovulation happens once in 14 days before the next cycle begins. However, women who have 28 days menstruation cycle are very few as most of the women have the maturation cycle lasting from 24 to 35 days. As ovulation occurs 14 days before the last day of the cycle, or the day when you get your menses, it implies that it could happen on the 10th day for women with a 24-day menstruation cycle or on the 21st day for a female with 35 days menstruation cycle.
Women who have regular menstrual cycle can make use of the device called an ovulation calculator, to predict your ovulation time every month. Apart from this, ovulating predicting kits can test your hormonal levels throughout the period and can determine as to which day you are likely to ovulate.
For women with irregular periods, predicting when their ovulation will happen can be a little hard. If your menstrual cycle is irregular you can look for the following symptoms.
• Note the increase in the basal body temperature
• Note changes in the vaginal secretion