The question "How long does it take to get pregnant" is a really common one. Unfortunately, it is impossible
t o answer this question for women in general. Every woman is unique in every physical aspect, so
the answer to this question varies ....more
Ovulation is the process whereby a mature ovum undergoes a release from the ovary, and then travels
down the fallopian tube to the uterus. Without the release of the mature ovum, the sperm will
have nothing to fertilize ....more
If you are trying to get pregnant but have yet to see that line turn pink on your pregnancy test,
don’t despair. Becoming pregnant can be more difficult than most people believe ....more
Much has been written and said about the Lunar fertility methods. Most of the articles are critical and
some are biased one way or the other. Most so-called scientific articles reject any relationship between
fertility and the Moon ....more
You may have no sooner had your first child when your family and friends and even yourself and your
partner begin to ask when is the best time to get pregnant again ....more
Have you ever found yourself wondering how it seems like those people who want to desperately
get pregnant, can't, but those who really aren't looking to get pregnant often times find themselves
in that very position? ....more
Do you want to maximize your chances by using certain positions to get pregnant?
This is a consideration that many couples make when they are planning a pregnancy
to start their families ....more
How long does it take to get pregnant
The question "How long does it take to get pregnant" is a really common one. Unfortunately, it is
impossible to answer this question for women in general. Every woman is unique in every physical aspect,
so the answer to this question varies.
E.g., I am sure you have heard of women getting pregnant the first time something unexpected happened
with a condom. On the other side, there are many couples trying to get pregnant for years.
About 20% of women trying to get pregnant will not conceive in the first year. The amount of time a couple
needs to conceive varies from study to study. Depending on the source, about 25% of couples get pregnant
in their first month, 60% conceive within six months, and 80% are able to get pregnant within a year after first trying.
While there is not a general answer on how long it does take to get pregnant, several factors can influence
your ability to become pregnant:
- Age: If you are over 35 years of age, your chances to conceive decline slightly every year.
Some fertility doctors even advise women over 35 years of age to see a fertility specialist
before trying to get pregnant.
- Overall health: Your health influences your ability to get pregnant. Starting to take walks or
practicing yoga can increase your chance to conceive. The healthier a woman is, the
more likely she will get pregnant.
- Avoid stress: Home or work related stress could decrease your chances. Fertility doctors advise to
take your life easy while trying to get pregnant. Living as stress free as possible will boost your
chances to conceive.
- Lifestyle: Avoid drinking, smoking or taking drugs. Couples who drink, smoke or take drugs
are more likely affected by infertility.
Stop thinking about how long it takes to get pregnant. Instead, concentrate on improving every
tiny bit you can to increase your chances to conceive.
Suggestions to increase your fertility
There are plenty of tips you can try to increase your fertility. Some of them are…
- Stop smoking the moment you decide to get pregnant. It will not only benefit your health,
it will also increase your chance to conceive.
- Start training your body. Regular training will help reducing stress and your overall health
will become better.
- Know your fertile times. Normally, ovulation occurs about 14 days before your period begins.
If you are on a 30-day cycle, your most fertile day will be day #16.
You see, questions like "How long does it take to get pregnant" are not easy to answer, but improving
your and your partner's lifestyle will definitely help increasing your chances to get pregnant.
Are you trying to get pregnant? You don't know how to improve your chances to success?
Have a look at my Tips How To Get Pregnant website for more tips on how to increase your chances to conceive.
expert - Melinda Stevens
Charting a Woman's Chances for Becoming Fertile - by Kevin Dark
Ovulation is the process whereby a mature ovum undergoes a release from the ovary, and then travels
down the fallopian tube to the uterus. Without the release of the mature ovum, the sperm will have nothing to fertilize.
That fact explains why any woman who hopes to become pregnant should pay increased attention to her
menstrual cycle. The length of her cycle offers important clues about when she will ovulate. The information
about the expected time of ovulation serves to pinpoint the days when she will have the greatest chance
of becoming pregnant. She can mark those days on the calendar.
The development of a fertility or ovulation calendar can not take place overnight. In fact, it can not take place
over the course of one month. The development of a fertility or ovulation calendar requires a woman's attention
to her menstrual cycle for a period of 8 to 12 months.
During month number one a woman should mark down the first day of her period. That represents Day 1.
The woman should then count how many days pass until the start of the next period. That is the length of her
menstrual cycle for the first month. That cycle length must then be compared to the cycle length for the each
of the next 8 to 12 months.
A woman who hopes to become pregnant wants to know when she should expect to be most fertile. In order to
make that determination, a woman must look for the month when her cycle had the fewest number of days.
She should count the number of days in that shortest cycle, and then she should subtract 18 from that day count.
A woman can then use that difference to determine the most fertile days in her next menstrual cycle.
She knows that Day 1 is the day when her period starts. If she counts ahead 18 plus the difference
mentioned in the above paragraph, then she will find her finger on the first day when she should exhibit
During the approaching month, what day should the same woman mark on the calendar as the last day
when she will be fertile? That can be calculated by finding the length of the longest cycle during the past
8 to 12 months. The woman then needs to subtract 11 from the "longest cycle" count.
A new subtraction gives a new difference. A woman can then mark off on the calendar 11 days plus that
calculated difference. The woman must recall that she will count the first day of her period as Day 1. In
that way, any woman has the ability to find the last day when she will exhibit the maximum fertility.
Once a woman finds the day of her expected ovulation, she will want to check for evidence of ovulation.
That can be done with an FDA approved ovulation test, with observation of the cervical mucus or with careful
attention to the basal body temperature for many months.
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Advice for Getting Pregnant - 10 tips for a quick conception
If you are trying to get pregnant but have yet to see that line turn pink on your pregnancy test, don’t despair.
Becoming pregnant can be more difficult than most people believe. Conditions must be just right for conception
to take place. If the first month’s attempts at pregnancy are not successful don't be discouraged. It is
important to try to stay relaxed, be patient and keep trying. Here is some more advice on getting pregnant.
When you are trying to get pregnant the most important piece of advice that you may ever hear is to go to see
the doctor. Your doctor can help you to rule out any problems that could keep you from conceiving. It is even more
important to see your doctor before becoming pregnant if you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or any
other medical condition that could endanger you or your baby.
Another piece of advice on getting pregnant is to maintain a health lifestyle. Smoking can be detrimental on the
reproductive health of both men and women. If you are a smoker you should quit before even considering becoming pregnant. The use of alcohol or illegal drugs during pregnancy will also endanger the fetus as well as the mother and should not be used during pregnancy or it is likely that the baby will be born addicted at birth. Eating a healthy
diet and getting regular exercise are also important when trying to get pregnant. Being at a healthy weight can
make a huge impact on how quickly you will be able to conceive.
While one of the perks of trying to get pregnant is having lots of sex it may be helpful for you to learn how to
predict your time of ovulation. Once you have pinpointed your ovulation time the more sex you have during the
24-48 hour time frame the greater your chances are of becoming pregnant. Since the sperm can live in a woman’s
body for up to four days, knowing roughly when your ovulation is happening can be really useful in getting
pregnant quickly. There are ovulation test kits and calendars that can help you predict when this time will occur monthly.
My final piece of advice on getting pregnant is to stay relaxed and keep trying. Remember that getting pregnant
is supposed to be fun and exciting, not hard work. Try to enjoy this special time together even if it takes a while
for you to become pregnant. It is not unusual for it to take up to a year to for some couples to conceive.
Lunar Fertility: Myths And Truths - by Luc De Jaeger
Much has been written and said about the Lunar fertility methods. Most of the articles are critical and some are
biased one way or the other. Most so-called scientific articles reject any relationship between fertility and the Moon.
However, there are some scientific studies that point to the fact that the ovulation cycle can NOT be the only
fertility cycle at work.
A 2003 research study conducted by University of Saskatchewan researchers funded by the Canadian Institutes
of Health Research (CIHR) has uncovered evidence that suggests the traditionally accepted model of the human
menstrual cycle is wrong.
Prior to this 2003 Study, researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Durham,
North Carolina, found in a year 2000 study that a woman's fertile window -- the six days each month when she
is most likely to conceive -- is extremely difficult to predict. This research too clearly proved that a woman can be
fertile on any other time in the month...
That's why some women get pregnant, even when they thought they had intercourse during a so-called infertile
and safe period. The reverse is true also: some women who persistently and only follow their ovulation cycle don't
get pregnant, even if they think they are in a fertile period. Perhaps they are in a fertile period, but clearly not in
THEIR personal fertile time!
They forget, neglect or, mostly, are unaware that there are other fertile times too in which they can become
pregnant. By only following their ovulation cycle, they are losing other opportunities and neglecting the way
nature works. But they are not to blame! It's the mainstream "belief" that the ovulation cycle is the only fertile
cycle that counts that's wrong. And the medical textbooks!
Nature never works in a linear way that is. Nature is non-linear and cyclic and there are different cycles at work
making it all the more complex.
From different well-timed moments of sexual intercourse resulting in pregnancies, astrologers are able to
identify such other fertile periods and cycles.
1) The most known fertility cycle was (re)discovered by Dr. Jonas, a psychiatrist from Czechoslovakia who found
that there are two independent monthly rhythms of fertility: the ovulation cycle and the period of time in the monthly
cycle when sexual intercourse can give rise to "reflex ovulation" (a spontaneous ovulation). The reflex ovulation
is related to the Moon phase return, i.e. the repetition of the angle between your natal Sun and the natal Moon.
Whenever such a monthly Moon phase return occurs, the woman is in a fertile period (irrespective of her own
biological or ovulation cycle) and can become pregnant.
When in the progressions of a female horoscope there is a Moon phase return (actually, around the age of 27),
we can expect this to be the year of highest fertility.
Whether or not the lunar phase cycle represents a biological process is not yet proven, nor unproven. Also, the
relationship between the Moon (phases), Moon phase returns and indirect effects of celestial factors and the
pineal gland and the results thereof are not uncovered and fully understood yet. Chances are there is a connection
of some sort.
From my astrological practice I've found that the Moon phase return is a highly important fertility cycle that should
not be neglected but it's not the only one and does not work for every woman either.
This makes sense as human beings are still individuals with individual characteristics, cycles, traits, behavior,
expectations etc. There will never be one single method that works for everyone all the time. What helps the one
may not help the other and vice versa. The mainstream thought or belief that just one drug or method may cure a
disease or heal cannot be right for that reason. There is no cure-all.
In that sense, human beings are not really born equal.
2) A 2nd fertility cycle can be found any time the transiting Moon conjuncts the natal Ascendant. The Moon's position
here marks another fertile high. Interestingly, the Ascendant marks the moment of birth of the native. When the
Moon travels over the Ascendant, it brings on or triggers another 'birth' moment that may be related to the conception
of a child.
3) A 3rd important fertility cycle is found when the transiting Moon is parallel the natal Sun. A parallel is formed when
two points or planets are in the same declination within an orb of 1°. The declination is the number of degrees a
point or planet is North or South of the Equator. The declinations can be found in any ephemeris. This Sun-Moon
combo is another one blending the lunar and solar principle, the same as with the Moon phase return and
denoting another fertile moment.
There are some possible other fertility cycles too, for example the transiting Moon exactly on the solstice point
of the Sun but in my astrological practice I've not found this to be convincing yet. More research is needed.
The more the different fertility cycles coincide, including the ovulation cycle, the higher the chances of becoming
pregnant. Clearly, if women would try and learn to think out of the box and try these fertility cycles, they could
increase their chances of becoming pregnant (on condition there is no medical problem that prevents them
from becoming pregnant).
It's yet unclear though how we can know beforehand which method will work for which woman. Some women
respond very well to the Moon phase return theory, while others respond very well to the Moon-Ascendant theory,
and others go by their ovulation cycle etc. For the moment one can only know what method works by trying them
all and diligently keeping track of them.
Fortunately and after all, these methods have more advantages than disadvantages, they are quite simple to
follow and almost free. So, why not trying them all together?
When is the Best Time to Get Pregnant?
You may have no sooner had your first child when your family and friends and even yourself and your partner
begin to ask when is the best time to get pregnant again. Maybe you are reaching the end of your reproductive life
and would like one more child. Maybe you want to stay home with the children, but don’t want them spaced too far
apart for fear that you will get too far behind in your career. Maybe when you had your last child there were
complications, so you are nervous about when the next best time for you to get pregnant is.
As is true with most medical issues, when you are wondering, your first step should be to discuss the best time
to get pregnant with your doctor. You individual medical history will determine the answer that is appropriate in
your case. However, there are several very general, universal guidelines on when is the best time for a woman
to get pregnant.
The first parameter to consider on when the best time to get pregnant is, is a woman’s gynecological age. This age
does not start at birth, but rather at the first menstruation. For example, if a girl had started her period at age twelve
and was currently age sixteen, her gynecological age would be four. Usually women need a certain amount of time
after menstruation begins for their bodies to finish developing and be prepared for childbirth. Most young girls
are not considering this issue, but the rule-of-thumb is to wait until at least the gynecological age of four years.
If your gynecological age is greater than four years, you are good on that count. The next factor to consider when
deciding the best time to get pregnant is the timing of your last pregnancy. This is important because during pregnancy, women give a lot of their body’s vitamin and mineral stores to the developing child. After childbirth, the woman is low on things like iron and calcium.
Within a year, she will be able to gain back almost all of what she has lost. Female bodies are designed to be
able to do this. However, if she were to get pregnant before her body’s stores are built back up, she would again give vitamins and minerals to this baby, further depleting herself. This can leave the woman in a poor nutritional state
when the pregnancy is over, and harm the baby as well. For this reason, the best time to get pregnant is not
immediately after you have had another child. Similar recommendations exist if you have recently miscarried,
so be sure to ask your doctor for personalized recommendations. Now get some rest and eat well so that you will be prepared for this pregnancy when the best time for you comes along!
The secret tips in getting pregnant - by Terry Edwards
Have you ever found yourself wondering how it seems like those people who want to desperately get pregnant,
can't, but those who really aren't looking to get pregnant often times find themselves in that very position?
I've seen folks think that all it takes is a few intimate moments of unprotected sexual intercourse, and bang,
here comes the baby! Unfortunately, things don't always work that way, although it sometimes can. So,
what are the secret tips on getting pregnant?
The secret tips on getting pregnant really revolve around the ovulation period of a woman. As I'm sure most
of you already know, a woman ovulates once a month, and the ovum lasts for approximately twelve hours.
During this period it has to be fertilized or it dries up and becomes almost impossible to fertilize. You can see
how that simply having unprotected sex during any other time of the month will do no good at all. It most likely
will not lead you to becoming pregnant. It's only when you are intimate during this period that it is possible to become pregnant. It's really quite miraculous that a woman can even get pregnant at all with a time frame such as this.
By taking this information you now have, you can take it a step further in trying to get pregnant. By knowing how to
increase the potency of the male sperm can further help in making you pregnant. In fact, with all of this information
there is a lower chance of you falling into depression, thinking that you are not able to conceive a baby. This itself
fosters a renewed interest in getting pregnant, and thus helps in the conception process. That's correct, even your
attitude can help with pregnancy.
It may come as quite a surprise to some, and upsetting to others, but repeated ejaculation only lowers the male
sperm count. In order to make sure you maintain a healthy sperm count, cut this down to no more than once
every 2 or 3 days. That may not be what you want to hear, but in trying to become pregnant, this is what you'll
need to do. Also, be sure he isn't wearing any tight underwear because this can also reduce the production of
sperms in the testicles.
So, if you're discouraged about not being able to get pregnant, even while have a lot of unprotected sex, try these
tips and see if they don't help. Another important point to keep in mind is that you both need a healthy mind and body.
Have healthy eating habits. Lay off the alcohol and cigarettes. Smoking can cause damage to any new
fetus during the first few days of existence.
Your best chances in becoming pregnant is to figure out when you ovulate. Then, have sex a couple of
hours before ovulation actually begins and you should be fine. Even having sex the day before and day after
can dramatically increase your chances. By following the methods laid out here I believe you'll find getting
pregnant just a little easier.
Positions to Get Pregnant - by Milos Pesic
Do you want to maximize your chances by using certain positions to get pregnant? This is a consideration
that many couples make when they are planning a pregnancy to start their families. This question is not new.
Many cultures around the world advocate special positions that help couples in their quest to get pregnant.
The suggestions for these positions vary widely by culture, so they may not be very credible. However, there
are some positions that have been shown by the scientific world to slightly improve your chances of conception,
so you may want to employ them during your efforts.
If you are trying to get pregnant, these positions might be worth a try, however, it is not one of the most
significant factors in determining whether or not you get pregnant. It is the woman’s ovulation combined
with successful sexual intercourse that result in pregnancy. Most likely, whatever you are already doing will do the job.
One position that has been shown to slightly improve the chance of conception is intercourse with the
man on top, the so-called “missionary position.” This position naturally allows the man to ejaculate into the
woman, with the semen flowing toward her uterus. This can be helpful for some couples who are trying to get pregnant.
Another position that can help you to get pregnant is any one of the positions that allow the couple to climax
simultaneously. When a woman experiences an orgasm, the muscles of her vagina and uterus contract rapidly,
helping the sperm to be drawn into the uterus. If the man ejaculates at the same time that she experiences
orgasm, then this muscular action is utilized to increase the chances for conception. This fact is a strong
argument to persuade you to continue with whatever positions that you as a couple both enjoy. If you can
orgasm at the same time in a particular position, then this may increase your chances of getting pregnant.
One final consideration for positions that can help you to get pregnant is whether or not the semen leaks out
immediately. If the semen is immediately flushed from the area after intercourse, this may reduce the chances of
conceiving a baby at that time. Loss of the semen definitely does not make it impossible to get pregnant, but it
may reduce the chances, and you are trying to maximize your chances.
It should be noted that sperm are capable of swimming, so you do not necessarily need to help them reach
the uterus. They are naturally made to be able to accomplish this without any extra help. For the most part,
trying some different positions with your partner in order to get pregnant provides more fun than scientific advantage.