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Can you have sex to much when trying to concieve?

Can you have sex  to much when trying to concieve?

No, but sort of: If you start having sex frequently too soon before ovulation, the male partners may have very low sperm counts at the time you need him (ovulation.) i recommend starting 2 days before expected ovulation and trying every other day. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

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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During the ovulation period how often should we have sex if trying to conceive?

During the ovulation period how often should we have sex if trying to conceive?

Every other day fine: Couples occasionally "try too hard, " with result of degraded quality of semen. Every other day or once daily is more than adequate if meant to occur in a given cycle. ...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?

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 more

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Trying to conceive: when is the best time to have sex?

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Trying to conceive: when is the best time to have sex?

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 more

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How many days before ovulation is optimal to have sex when trying to concieve?

How many days before ovulation is optimal to have sex when trying to concieve?

5 days.: Spermatozoa can survive up to 5 days in the female genital tract, therefore unprotected vaginal intercourse may produce conception if it takes place 5 days before and up to 2 days after an ovulation. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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When can I have sex to get pregnant?

When can I have sex to get pregnant?

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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Do women have to orgasm to conceive a baby?

Do women have to orgasm to conceive a baby?

No: You can conceive with or without an orgasm as long as you time intercourse around your ovulation (or the release of an egg). Good luck. ...Read more

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To get pregnant, must you have sex right when ovulation occurs?

To get pregnant, must you have sex right when ovulation occurs?

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 more

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How often should I be having sex in order to conceive?

How often should I be having sex in order to conceive?

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 more

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How often should you have sex when getting ready to ovulate and when ovulating?

Sex & Conception: A couple should have sex every other day during the fertile period. The man needs time to build up sperm count. Have sex day 13-15-17 of your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Do I have to have to be still after sex to get pregnant ?

Do I have to have to be still after sex to get pregnant ?

-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

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How many times you have to have sex to get pregnant?

How many times you have to have sex to get pregnant?

Just one: You can get pregnant from having sex one time, even if its your first time. If you don't want to get pregnant, insist that your partner use a condom every time. Good luck! ...Read more

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So when should I have sex to get pregnant?

So when should I have sex to get pregnant?

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

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Am suppose to start ovulation march 8 when is best to have sex so as to get pregnant?

Am suppose to start ovulation march 8 when is best to have sex so as to get pregnant?

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 more

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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.

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

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When to have safe sex after menstration to not pregnant?

When to have safe sex after menstration to not pregnant?

Safe sex?: There is no such thing. Sperm inside of the vagina after menstruation means sperm in the vagina as you move into your most fertile time, ovulation. ...Read more

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My husband and i are going to start trying to conceive. How often should we have sex to ensure maximum firtility?

My husband and i are going to start trying to conceive. How often should we have sex to ensure maximum firtility?

2-3 times weekly: That is often enough to assure that sperm will be around at time of ovulation but not often enough to deplete the sperm count for that important day. ...Read more

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When am I most fertile. Last month 1st of my period was on the 24 feb 2015. When should I have sex to conceive?

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

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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?

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

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If i get a positive LH test, when should I have sex in order to conceive?

If i get a positive LH test, when should I have sex in order to conceive?

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

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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

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

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Which positions or times should we have sex to conceive?

Which positions or times should we have sex to conceive?

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

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How many times should I have sex to conceive?

How many times should I have sex to conceive?

?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

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When is the best time to have sex to conceive a baby when I have been trying for the past 5 months?

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

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What's the correct time to have sex to conceive, that is before or after periods?

What's the correct time to have sex to conceive, that is before or after periods?

~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

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When is the best time to have sex to conceive a child after your period?

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

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How soon after douching should I have sex to conceive a girl?

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 more

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What's the best way to have sex in order to conceive?

Timing is everything: Use a calendar or on opk to determine when ovulation is most likely. Sex for 1-2 days before and maybe 1 day after ovulation. Nothing else matters. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What the best position to have sex, if you want to conceive?

What the best position to have sex, if you want to conceive?

Trying to conceive: There is no such recommendation. The best way to conceive is with an erect penis inside the vagina leaving fresh semen on the five days of ovulation. ...Read more

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While periods if have sex can we conceive?

While periods if have sex can we conceive?

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

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Are chances of conceiving higher the day you have sex?

Are chances of conceiving higher the day you have sex?

Depends: The best chance of conception is prior to ovulation. Some sperm can possibly survive up to three days in optimal cervical mucus. ...Read more

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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?

Possible: Lmp-3 months + 7 days = edd. The math favors the cycle beginning 02/14/2012. Only you know when you actually had sex. Sperm can survive inside you for several days so it is possible. ...Read more

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Can you conceive the same day you have sex?

Can you conceive the same day you have sex?

Yes: If you have ovalation the day before having sex or same day, you have chance to conceive on the same day. ...Read more

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What are the possibility of conceiving if someone didn't have sex begore age 30? Does the chances varies?

What are the possibility of conceiving if someone didn't have sex begore age 30? Does the chances varies?

Very good: Not having sex before age 30 does not affect your chances of conception after 30, the maternal age is what you should worry as the depletion in a woman's eggs accelerates with increasing age ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive and wants to know how often should I have sex ?

I am trying to conceive and wants to know how often should I have sex ?

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

Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more