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Increasing your chances of getting pregnant

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There are certain times of the month for each woman when her chances of becoming pregnant are at their highest. If you are trying to conceive it is really helpful to track your menstrual cycle so that you are aware of the optimum times for you.

Ovulation is the time between periods when one or more eggs are released from your ovaries into your fallopian tubes which are the tubes that connect down to your womb or uterus. In order to get pregnant the egg need to meet and be fertilized by a sperm in your fallopian tube. Whereas your egg will only survive up to twenty four hours after you have ovulated, sperm can last up to 7 days and can survive in your reproductive system, be it your vagina, uterus or fallopian tubes. This means you have a fertile window of about six days, which are the five days before ovulation and ovulation day itself.So for increasing your chances of getting pregnant here are a few tips to help you along.

Track your cycle

Tracking your cycle is the easiest way to work out your most fertile time of the month. The first thing to notice is the length of time between periods. This can vary hugely from woman to woman from 15 days to sixty plus. Lots of women have cycles around the 28 day mark and lots of women experience something very different. If you have a 28 day cycle it is likely that you will be ovulating some 12-14 days before your next period. If you have a longer or more irregular length cycle you will need to rely more on hormonal and physical changes in your body.

One of the changes worth looking at is in your cervical mucus.  This is the discharge that you see in your pants or on toilet paper. After your period finishes your mucus gradually increases in amount and texture because the hormone oestrogen levels of oestrogen are also changing in your body. The closer you get to ovulating the more clear, slippery and stretch your mucus will become, a bit like an egg white! There is a link here to what cervical mucus looks like http://www.babycentre.co.uk/l1047500/what-cervical-mucus-looks-like#/0

Recognising ovulation

A second physical sign that is important to look out for is an achy feeling in your belly. Not all women are able to feel this but some have a felt sense of what is happening in their ovaries at the time of ovulation. If you can feel twinges or a mild ache check your mucus as well to see if that confirms signs of ovulation.

An increase in feeling sexy and in sexual desire can also be indicators of ovulation, your personal scent may change, you may look different and get compliments of looking well, and you may naturally choose clothes that flatter you and show your womanliness off. These are all signs of the body preparing itself for one of the things it was made to do!!

increasing chances of getting pregnant

Have more sex!

The other most practical thing you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant is to have lots of sex, every two to three days. Whilst there are lots of opinions about which positions are best for pregnancy nothing has been scientifically proven. It’s important to try to keep it fun rather than focused on the pregnancy, easier said than done sometimes but be creative and experiment with anything that you feel drawn to so that the atmosphere remains light and easy.




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Maria is a freelance writer with over 10 years' experience producing content for a variety of publications and websites. When not working or looking after her two gorgeous sons, she can usually be found playing flugelhorn in a brass band, helping out at her local hospital radio station, shouting at the television while watching Formula 1, at the cinema or plonked on the couch with a cold glass of wine.

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