Timing Intercourse For Conception by
it really important to time intercourse in order to conceive
a baby? Well, the answer is a yes and no. If you consider
all the women throughout the ages who conceived and had
no idea as to when conception took place or wasnt
even trying - then the answer is no. But the truth is,
there is actually only a small window of opportunity for
conception to happen each cycle.
The truth is the time of ovulation is the only time in
which an egg(s) is released. The egg only lives from 12
to 24 hours. Sometimes - though rare - another egg will
be released from the other ovary within 24 hours of the
first egg. Because of this small window of opportunity
- it is important to time intercourse to best achieve
conception. It is also important to chart your cycle -
that way you will know exactly when ovulation occurs and
can benefit from having intercourse at the right time.
On the other hand, sperm can live up to 72 hours and if
there is good quality cervical fluid they can live up
to 5 days. So, for example, if you ovulate on day 14 of
your cycle - technically your egg(s) will live for only
12 to 24 hours beyond day 14. Having intercourse on day
12 - day 15 would greatly increase your chances of conceiving.
However, if your cervical fluid is of good quality - you
can have intercourse on day 10 and possibly conceive.
Remember this is based on a woman ovulating on day 14
of her cycle. Its important to know exactly when
ovulation should occur. You can learn this by charting
your fertility signs - basal body temperature, cervical
fluid and cervical position. See my articles on charting
for instructions on how to chart effectively.
Whether or not you need to have sex everyday in order
to conceive depends upon a few things. If it has been
determined that the man has low sperm count - it would
be best to practice the every other day intercourse -
or to wait until the day before the expected ovulation.
If there are no problems with sperm count - it would be
perfectly okay to have intercourse every day. This depends
on your stamina, preferences and determination. If you
pretty much know when ovulation occurs every month - its
only important to have intercourse the day before or the
day of and the day following - in case there is another
egg released. However it may increase your chances of
conception to do so more often.
In timing intercourse be sure to keep the romance alive.
Most men prefer the unexpected or whim
of the moment - rather than perfectly timed moments. There
are ways around this - as the woman who knows when ovulation
is occurring can make an extra effort to add spontaneity
to the mix. There are many good ideas about how to spice
up your sex life - if the timing of intercourse becomes
an issue. It can be extremely stressful to both the woman
and the man if the pressure of performing
causes things to wane. Just remember to keep a lighthearted
attitude and to relax and have fun.
Lori Ramsey is a published author and mother of 6 who also runs many businesses. Read One Of Her Books On Kindle: How to Get Pregnant by Learning How to Increase Fertility
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