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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 that 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 2-3 days right before 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 …

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 kits (ovulation tests)

Ovulation tests, also known as ovulation predictor kits (OPKs), are extremely useful when you are trying to conceive. Ovulation tests help you find the most fertile days in your cycle, so you can make sure to have intercourse on those days when you’re most likely to get pregnant. What is …

How long does it take to get pregnant?

Trying to get pregnant is often a time of great expectations and excitement, which is why it can quickly get very frustrating if conception doesn’t happen as soon as you would have liked or expected. So how long does it take to become pregnant? There is no simple answer to …