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What to eat when you are trying to conceive

We all know that the food choices we make every day affect our general health and wellbeing, and so it is hardly surprising that your diet can also influence your ability to conceive. While even the perfect diet isn’t a miracle cure for fertility, some relatively simple habits can improve …

How to have sex to get pregnant

Most couples who are trying to get pregnant don’t need to worry about how to have baby-making sex. The only requirement is that the man must ejaculate inside the woman’s vagina at least once during her fertile window (the few days immediately preceding ovulation), and the more sex they can have, …

How to get pregnant with a girl naturally

Are you dreaming of having a baby girl? While no natural method can offer a 100% guarantee, there are a few things you can try in order to increase your chances of conceiving a girl. However, be aware that many of the methods for swaying the odds in favor of a …

How often to have sex to get pregnant

As a general rule, the more sex you have, the more likely you are to get pregnant. If you make love three to four times per week throughout your cycle, you are almost certain to have intercourse at least once during your fertile window (the last few days before ovulation, when …

How and when to use pregnancy tests

When you are trying to get pregnant and would like it to happen fast, it can be agony to wait and see if your period is coming or not. Home pregnancy tests are easily available and relatively inexpensive, and the most sensitive tests can detect pregnancy up to several days before your …

How does conception happen?

As soon as a mature egg is released from one of your ovaries during ovulation, it starts traveling from the ovary to your uterus through a very fine tunnel called the fallopian tube. In order for conception to occur, the egg must meet a sperm cell inside the fallopian tube and be …

Basal body temperature (BBT) and ovulation

What does your body temperature have to do with ovulation? Basal body temperature (BBT) is the temperature of your body in full rest, and this temperature is influenced by the hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle. During the first half of your cycle, the dominating hormone is estrogen which helps …

Cervical mucus and ovulation

Your cervical mucus may never have been the center of your attention. However, with careful observation, it can be very helpful in predicting your most fertile days and increasing your chances of getting pregnant as fast as possible. What is cervical mucus? The cervix is the lowest part of your uterus, and is situated …

How to use ovulation tests

Ovulation tests, or ovulation predictor kits (OPKs), are the single most useful tools at your disposal when you are trying to conceive. Ovulation tests will tell you when ovulation is about to happen, helping you identify the one or two days in your cycle when you are most fertile, and …