How to Get Pregnant

Topic: How to Get Pregnant: Tips to Increase Your Fertility

Many couples assume they will be able to get pregnant the first month they are trying to conceive. Waiting may be the last thing you want to do when you’ve decided to have a baby, but having patience with the process can help make it easier.

Most couples become pregnant within six months to a year after deciding to have a baby. Read on to learn more about your fertility, how to improve your chances of conceiving, and when it may be time to ask for help.

Many factors can affect your fertility. Understanding your cycle better can help to increase your chances of getting pregnant, which requires the fertilization of an egg.

Timing becomes the greatest issue because an egg is available to be fertilized for only about a 12 to 24 hour period each month, which is called ovulation.

Paying attention to your menstrual cycle will help you better understand your fertility. The first day of your period is considered day one of your menstrual cycle. For women with a 28-day cycle, they tend to ovulate around day 14.

Getting to know your cycle length can help to make tracking your ovulation more predictable. For women with irregular periods, it can be more difficult to track your fertile window. Using techniques to help with tracking your ovulation can help with knowing when your fertile window is.

The birth control pill prevents ovulation by maintaining more consistent hormone levels. Without a peak in estrogen, the ovary doesn’t get the signal to release an egg, which eliminates the possibility of fertilization and pregnancy.

Topic Discussed: How to Get Pregnant: Tips to Increase Your Fertility

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