Timing is everything when it comes to falling pregnant – if you want to increase your chances of getting pregnant you need to have sexual intercourse during your fertile time.
So when is your fertile time?
A woman is fertile during mid cycle ovulation.
To successfully conceive – it is best to have intercourse in the fertile window of opportunity starting at a bout 2-3 days before ovulation. Sperm can live for up to 3 days in the right conditions, and it is the fertile cervical mucus present in a woman’s cervix and vagina in the few days leading up to ovulation that creates these perfect conditions for sperm.
There are a couple of ways to find out when your fertile time is – by counting the days (the rhythm method) or observing fertile mucus.
So to achieve pregnancy – OBSERVE WHEN YOU ARE FERTILE – count mid cycle days or observe fertile mucus ( or both ) and THEN HAVE SEX. Getting the timing right in this way helps enormously.
There is one more window of opportunity and that is lunar fertility. Studies have shown that women can be and are fertile during the same phase of the moon that they were born under. Go here for more info.
So to really increase your chances of getting pregnant – synchronising your mid cycle ovulation to your natal lunar phase fertile time can give you that extra oomph to help you conceive.
Coming off the Pill
If you have just come off the Pill and are ready to have a baby, be prepared for the fact that conception may not happen straight away.
You need to remember that while you have been on the Pill you have been having a fake or artificial menstrual cycle. The hormones in the Pill have been running and regulating your menstrual cycle not your body.
When you come off the Pill it takes a little while for your body to regain its natural hormonal rhythm. It essentially has to start doing what it hasn’t been doing in some time. How long it takes for your body to regain its rhythm is individual. Be patient.