Are you eagerly anticipating the arrival of your little bundle of joy? Congratulations! But, are you left wondering when exactly did that happen? Panic not! We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about timing your conception.
The Most Common Methods
There are several ways couples attempt to predict ovulation and maximize chances of conception:
Women track their menstrual cycle on a calendar for six months before they begin trying. Women then use this record to calculate future fertility windows.
Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Method
Tracking the basal body temperature every morning can help detect hormonal changes associated with ovulation.
Cervical Mucus Exam
The mucus surrounding cervix varies in appearance throughout one's menstrual cycle; an increase in clear slippery mucus is typically observed just before ovulation occurs, indicating high fertility levels.
Why do people consider these methods quirky? Because come on / who uses calendars anymore except grandmas?
Conception Odds: Statistics That Might Surprise You
Here are some surprising figures related to getting pregnant: - About three out of four couples conceive within twelve months. - Some women report heightened libido levels during peak fertility periods reportedly due to attractive biological indicators such as facial symmetry (we’re not making it up). - Sperm counts have dropped over 50% since the early ’70s meaning that ‘good swimmers’ may face a difficult time reaching their proverbial prize from across town (if we say so ourselves).
As it turns out, no biology lesson covers this topic in GREAT detail.
When To Have Sex For Optimal Chances Of Conceiving
Sex during fertile periods certainly improves your chances — but what days should couples prioritize? Couples should actively try from Day Eight through Day Eighteen This generally means having sex approximately every two-to-three days.
What To Do If You’re Not Pregnant After One Year?
After one year of regular, unprotected sex while being actively attempting to conceive (dare we say ‘with more vigour than rabbits’) the odds are not in your favour: it’s time to pay a visit to a fertility specialist. Here’s an interesting fact - this could be due to any number of issues such as infertility arising from low sperm count or damaged fallopian tubes — so don’t go blaming yourself too quickly!
Contraceptives And Pregnancy
The following tables indicate the chances of getting pregnant and carry-over effects post certain contraceptive methods:
Oral Contraceptive Pills
| Chance Of Getting Pregnant | 30/2000 | | Carryover Effects | No |
| Chance Of Getting Pregnant | 6/1000 | | Carryover Effects | Yes |
If you’ve just come off birth control, remember that your body may experience some hormonal changes before returning to its natural fertility cycle.
Finally... What Affects Conception Odds?
Several factors can impact on a woman’s/female-bodied person's ability to get pregnant. These include but aren’t limited to: - Age! - Hormonal imbalances (such as those caused by polycystic ovary syndrome or thyroid problems) - Fibroids - Abnormal Fallopian Tubes
Don’t worry - this is all information worth knowing because then at least when it comes time for baby-making^(you will know why people start planning earlier).
You were probably taken aback by some of these facts. But bottom line is you’ll need reliable data for attempts at conception without feeling like you’re stuck in an episode of The Handmaid's Tale (shudders).