Being pregnant is not easy as there are many factors that you should consider before deciding to have a baby. If you are sure that you want to be pregnant and would like to know chances helping you achieve it, continue reading this article and find out.
When will I get pregnant?
It’s hard to tell the exact time, but your little one will soon knock your door if you try the following tips.
2 Easy Things to Do to Get Pregnant
Deciding the date to have sex to get pregnant is a concern of many couples. This is an essential step helping you make plans on pregnancy and birthing conveniently and timely.
In order to conceive successfully, apart from the health of both the husband and wife, the ideal time of making a baby also plays an important role. So, when should you have sex to get pregnant easily? What do you need to pay attention to improve the chance of having a child?
See also: How to calculate your due date?
1. The best days for making a baby
With the question of which day is ideal to have sex to get pregnant, most experts say that the most fertile time (also known as the fertility window) is within 6 days, starting from the 5th day before the ovulation to one day after the ovulation. This is because the egg only exists for 12-24 hours after ovulation, while sperms can live in the uterus for up to 7 days (if the environmental condition is favorable).
During the ovulation, if no sperm is found, the egg will be removed from the uterus and conception won’t occur. Therefore, knowing the exact time of ovulation plays a key role to increase the chances of having a baby.
Even if you know the most appropriate day to get pregnant, the possibility of you being successful is not always 100%. My advice for you is to try to have sex with your partner regularly.
2. Calculate ovulation date
So you already have the answer about when to have sex at the most fertile time. Now, it’s time to determine your ovulation date. How to?
Detecting ovulation based on your period menstrual cycle, despite its popularity, is only successful with women having a regular cycle. Not to mention, this method also depends on many other objective factors such as your health and medical condition.
Here are a few simpler methods of calculating ovulation date that you can try to increase your chances of getting pregnant:
Check cervical mucus
Theoretically, after the bleeding phase, your vagina discharges and produces less mucus. The cervical mucus reaches its highest level at the time of ovulation (at this time the mucus will become clear and thick, almost similar to egg white). This is the ideal time to get pregnant easily. Even when you have sex 2 days after this time, the chances of conception are still very high.
The cervical mucus tracking method can offer accurate results about the best days to make a baby. Not only that, it’s quite simple and inexpensive, and women can also monitor their own ovulation date, so it is very suitable for those who have irregular periods.
Check body temperature
Your body temperature can also answer the question of when is the right time to get pregnant. This method is based on the principle that hormone changes at different stages of the menstrual cycle can affect one’s body temperature. In the first half of the cycle, estrogen hormone increases and body temperature remains normal; however, in the second half of the cycle, progesterone levels increase causing a higher temperature.
Check your temperature at a certain time of the day and monitor continuously for 6 days. If you detect an increase in body temperature, it is likely that you will ovulate in the next 12-14 hours.
I recommend you to do it early in the morning right after waking up.
Determining which day to make a baby in this way doesn’t offer absolute results because the change is not too big. Sometimes your body temperature can be affected by other factors such as weather, diet, stress, etc. Therefore, you should combine it with the mucus tracking method for accuracy.
Use an ovulation test
Many claim this is a trusted way to calculate the ovulation date because of its convenience and high reliability (up to 97%), similar to a pregnancy test. This method examines the changes of luteinizing hormone in the urine. Accordingly, the amount of this hormone will increase about 36 hours before ovulation.
How to read the results?
- Two lines: The time of ovulation is near
- Two lines but the lower line is darker than the upper one: Ovulation will take place in the next 12-24 hours
- One line: Ovulation doesn’t happen at the moment
In case you experience some physical changes in your body, such as chest pain, high libido, or abdominal discomfort, they are indicators that ovulation is approaching.
Tips to Increase Your Chance of Getting Pregnant
My recommendation for all women who want to get pregnant is to have regular sex about 2-3 times a week around the ovulation time. Significantly, you should stay in place for a while (about 10-15 mins.) to make sure the sperm can reach the egg. However, do not stay for too long, or it will create conditions for bacteria to grow.
Make positive changes with your lifestyle, such as avoid using alcohol, beer, and other stimulants. In addition, you should engage in activities or anything you like to stop yourself from getting stressful or overthinking.
Maintain your weight by eating a healthy balanced diet. Try to add a variety of healthy foods to your plates. This will help regulate the period menstrual cycle, balancing the ovulation cycle.
So, when will I get pregnant?
The information above has just answered your questions about what to do to boost the chance of getting pregnant. Hopefully you can apply the methods suggested here to accurately calculate your most fertile time.
Wish to hear good news from you soon!