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When To Have Sex To Conceive
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
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Do i suppose to have sex on the first fertile day to be able to conceived. I want to get pregnant?
Egg lives 12-24 hour: Sperm lives 7 days and it is an arduous swim to get to the egg, thus the life span. The sperm needs to be awaiting the egg so sex on the day of ovulation will not give sufficient time, starting day 9 after first day of period, have sex every other day or so but the sperm needs some time, lh kits give a 48 hr heads up so that is generally sufficient. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Around ovulation: The egg can be fertilized for only 1 day after ovulation, so it's best to have intercourse (ic) around this time. If your cycle is 28-32 days, have ic on day 12, 14, and 16 (or 13, 15, and 17). If cycle is 26 days, then ic every other day starting on day 10. For best result use urine LH kit to detect ovulation. Check test between 10-noon. When test is positive, have ic everyday for next 3 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
During ovulation : The best time is when you are on your ovulatory cycle, this will depend how long yor periods are regularly. For a normal 28 day cycle woman, usually around 14 th day. There are also ovulatory kits in the market for you to use. ...Read more
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No: Both the egg and the sperm have some leeway here. The sperm can be viable for several days and the egg can be viable for 24 hours or more. If your looking to avoid pregnancy, err on caution and leave a pretty big window, if trying to concieve time it closer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Timing is everything: It only takes once at the right time- the optimal times being 3-4 days before ovulation until the day of ovulation. It is best if the man avoids ejaculating for a week or so before this time to accumulate more sperm. But it's ok to practice at other times! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
-StillWatersRunDeep-: Well, based on all the thick tomes I have scoured, the numerous treatises scrutinized and the educational tapes listened to, I have no bloody idea. But--based on some of the movies I've seen through the years, probably not. There's an episode in a book about 1970's hooking in NYC(obviously, before AIDS) where all the girls would jump up and down several times after.I really don't think it matters. ...Read more
Most fertile: Greatest chances are 14 days after menses. First day of menses is day #1. This is an estimate. This means 2 to 3 days or day 14, 15, 16. If you know you are on a 28 day cycle typically. So you could also do day 12 through 15 or 16. If this is not working, there are over the counter ovulation kits. Good Luck! ...Read more
Fertile Period: Most people with ovulate 14 days before a period, and sperm lives in your reproductive track for 72 hrs (3 days) at the most. Your ovulation window is usually day 14 +/- 2 days and sperm can live 3 days so you can get pregnant from 14 +/- 5 days (days 9-19). So having sex every other day from days 9 to 19 will get you covered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it better to have sex everyday in order to conceive. We have been trying to conceive for 10 months now and have not been able to conceive.
Fertility: It very well may be that you need and your partner needs fertility testing at this point. But, here are the facts. You are probably fertile only on five days per cycle. These are the five days prior to your ovulation. Ovulation is the cornerstone of the menstrual cycle and the very reason you have cycles. Sperm take a couple of days to swim to the ovary to await the ovulated egg. Thus sex befor. ...Read more
My husband and i are going to start trying to conceive. How often should we have sex to ensure maximum firtility?
When am I most fertile. Last month 1st of my period was on the 24 feb 2015. When should I have sex to conceive?
March 7-13: You are most fertile around the time of ovulation. Most women ovulate about 14 days before their next period. You can test for ovulation using an ovulation prediction test available at good pharmacies without a prescription. If your period started Feb 24, the best time to "try" is between March 7 and 13. Best wishes! ...Read more
I had my menses on the 2nd finished on 5th. When am i suppose to have my ovulation? And when can I have sex to conceive?
Midcycle: To figure out your approximate day of ovulation take your cycle length and subtract 14 days. So for 27 day cycles it would be day 13, for 28 day cycles day 14, for 29 day cycles day 15 etc. If you do not have regular cycles then you need to see a fertility specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
LH surge: With urine testing, the lh peak should be about 24 hours before ovulation. That said, the test can give erroneous results in almost 10 percent of cycles. The best way to use the test is to determine, over 3 cycles, on which cycle day your surge normally occurs. Time sex for a few days before the surge through one day after the surge. That should increase your odds for conception. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex 8 28 12 with one night stand positive pregnancy test on 9 5 12 how can I tell when i conceived my live in partner and I have sex almost regularly so its hard for me to determine who the dad is please offer any advice when might i hav
Old way or DNA way..: The father of an unborn baby is the person a woman had sex with. To avoid confusion, and many emotional, community, and societal problems, men and women can choose to have sex with one person in any time period (thus avoiding any confusion as to who the father is). Failing that, when the baby is born the mother may be able to tell who her baby looks like the most. Dna testing can be done, too. ...Read more
Most will work...: Postions: The ones you like the best will probably work just fine. You may want to avoid those positions that allow sperm to quickly drain out such as standing or women on top. Times: Every-other-day works well. You can also get an ovulation test kit and have intercourse when the test turns positive. Best wishes! ...Read more
?Difficult at age 45: Ideally best to delay 3 days between sex acts o maximize sperm concentration in semen. Start on 12th day after 1st day of period & again 3 days later. Consider consulting fertility specialized if u have been trying for 6 months or more. Your fertility window is near to closing at age 45, however fertility experts can often work wonders. Good luck. ...Read more
So if I am due 08, 30 with a boy what days did I have sex to conceive him? I need the range thanks
When is the best time to have sex to conceive a baby when I have been trying for the past 5 months?
Anytime is good time: Best time for sex to try to conceive is around your ovulation which occurs 2wks prior to menses. So count backwards & allow for a few days before & after. Start taking prenatal vitamins now to prevent neural tube defects. Talk to your doc about pregnancy vs epilepsy. God forbid you go beyond 12mo w/o pregnancy, then go see reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more
~6-14 days after end: Conception can only occur after ovulation which may be punctuated by mittelschmerz ~14 days after the menses begin. In addition male spermatozoa can survive for 3-5 days in the female genital tract. When you combine these facts with the usual 28-day female cycle, you come up with the recommendation to maximize sexual activity ~6-14 days after the end of menstruation in order to achieve conception. ...Read more
Ovulation: The days leading up to ovulation and the day after ovulation are considered prime time. Some women ovulation 14 days after a period as many textbooks say. Many do not. Many doctors suggest having sex every other day to make sure to hit the ovulation window and have maximum sperm count. Sex every day starting day six won't hurt. ...Read more
Douching and girl?: No study shows douching help conceiving a girl. For gender selection, the only two effective methods are: 1. Sperm sorting before insemination, there is 70-75% percent chance to conceive a girl, 2. Ivf with pgd of embryo, there is 99% chance to conceive a girl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not possible: Sex during her period can be a bit bloody, so one consequence is blood-stained sheets, clothes, furniture, etc... Pregnancy is usually not possible, unless sex is at the very end of a "long period" and sperm stays alive for several more days until the next ovulation happens. ...Read more
My LMP was 2/14 I had sex on 2/21. My edd is 11/19. How possible is it that I conceived from the intercourse on the 21st?
I have no interest in sex. I have no kids. We didn't have sex since long time. How to increase interest in sex so that my wife could conceive?
What are the possibility of conceiving if someone didn't have sex begore age 30? Does the chances varies?
Daily: Some couples get pregnant after one episode of sex. We call them lucky, if they are married, settled down, and wanting to have kids. The majority of couples may not be so lucky, but they can try having sex once or twice a day from about 3 days before expected ovulation, to a couple of days after expected ovulation. (Nobody knows exactly when she will ovulate.) ...Read more
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