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When To 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
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
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
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
So if I am due 08, 30 with a boy what days did I have sex to conceive him? I need the range thanks
~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
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