It seems like some couples seem to get pregnant by looking at each other. Every time you turn around, they are having another baby. For other couples, it takes a lot of patience and knowing when you are most fertile to help you get pregnant.
Keep track of the calendar
Knowing when you are most fertile is one of the critical steps to getting pregnant. When your ovaries release an egg, it travels to one of your fallopian tubes. This is the time that you want to conceive. How are you expected to know when you are ovulating? You can use a calendar to mark the day when your period starts. If you have a regular 28 day cycle, you should start ovulating 14 days after your period begins.
If your cycles are longer than usual, subtract 18 days from the number of days in your shortest cycle. When your next period starts, count ahead 18 days. The next week should be when you are going to be most fertile. A lot of factors can affect when you ovulate. These can include diet, exercise, being sick, and stress.
Tracking your basal body temperature
This is your temperature when your body is at rest. Ovulation could cause a small increase in temperature, usually less than one degree. You will be most fertile two to three days before your temperature rises. Ovulation will have occurred when your temperature is higher and remains steady for a few days.
You can use an oral thermometer to track your basal body temperature. You should take your temperature every morning. Track the readings on a notebook and look for a pattern. Doing this is one of the things that will help you to get pregnant.
Have sex on a regular basis
You should be having sex regularly. If you have intercourse two or three times a week, you are likely to hit your fertile time. For healthy couples who want to have a baby, there is no such thing as having too much sex. You should have sex once a day when you get close to the time of ovulation. Having daily interval before the days of ovulation should increase the chance for conception.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
You need to eat a healthy diet, do not take in a lot of caffeine and get plenty of rest. These good habits is one of the keys to help you get pregnant.