Timing Intercourse for Pregnancy - Dr Hrishikesh Pai

Timing Intercourse for Pregnancy

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Most couples in Mumbai are trying to get pregnant. However, they are not aware when exactly they should time their intercourse. Some couples think that they are infertile and consult an IVF doctor in India, Mumbai for treatment.

Are you finding it difficult to conceive as well? In this article, we will be discussing when exactly to time your intercourse and achieve pregnancy.

When is the right time for intercourse?

The fertile window is the best time to have sex to get pregnant. The fertile window is described as a particular days of woman’s menstrual cycle during which pregnancy is possible. The length of the menstrual cycle determines the ‘fertile window’. It differs from woman to woman.

When an egg is released from the ovary is known as the ‘fertile window’ (ovulation). You have the highest chance of being pregnant if you have sex (intercourse) during this period.

Some facts about timing your intercourse


When a mature egg is released from the ovary, it is called ovulation. After that, the egg travels down the fallopian tube to be fertilized. If sperm are present in the fallopian tube when the egg is released, the egg is likely to be fertilized, resulting in an embryo that will develop into a fetus.

Pregnancy is only technically possible if you have sex five days before ovulation or on the day of ovulation. The three days leading up to and including ovulation, though, are the most fertile. Having sex during this time increases the chances of becoming pregnant.

A woman cannot get pregnant during the menstrual period because the egg is no longer in the fallopian tube 12-24 hours after ovulation,

So, if you have sex before or after the fertile window, you have no chance of getting pregnant.

When do you know you are ovulating?

Knowing when you ovulate will help you time your sex and increase your chances of being pregnant. You can keep track of your menstrual periods with a calendar, a diary, or a free mobile period tracking app.

Record the first day of bleeding to determine the duration of the menstrual cycle (first day of your period). This is the first day. The day before your next phase starts is the last day of your cycle.

How much sex should you have?

You may have heard that having too much sex lowers the amount and quantities of sperm. According to certain studies, semen production improves when obtained after a 2-3 day cycle of abstinence. Couples who have sex every 1-2 days have higher rates of getting pregnant.

During your fertile window, making love once a day or any other day will improve your chances of being pregnant.

Try to have sex more often, but do not put yourself on a strict timetable. It may result in undue stress. Finally, the right number of times to have sex is whenever it makes you happier.

Tips to get pregnant

Changing your sex habits is not the only way to increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Here are few additional ways to improve your fertility:

  • Orgasm: Ejaculating is necessary for a man to get his partner pregnant. Though a woman does not have to climax to become pregnant, the action of her orgasm will assist sperm in reaching their destination.
  • Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or underweight will affect your fertility.
  • Do not smoke: Smoking raises the risk of infertility and abortion and lowers sperm motility.
  • Limit your caffeine intake: Caffeine, in high doses — more than five cups of coffee a day — can reduce fertility.

When do you see a doctor?

Consult your fertility expert if you have been trying to conceive but have not been able to. So, when do you see a doctor? That is determined by your age.

Women under the age of 35 should give it a year before finding medical attention.

After 6 months of trying, women aged 35 and above can see a doctor.

If you have any of the following conditions that may impair your fertility, schedule an appointment as soon as possible:

  • Short or non-existent cycles
  • Endometriosis
  • Inflammation of the pelvis
  • A previous miscarriage
  • A hernia repair or a testicular issue (in your male partner)

The doctor will assess your fitness and personal records. Medications, artificial insemination procedures, and surgery will also benefit people in Mumbai who are having trouble conceiving.

Conclusion

Any unprotected sex will lead to pregnancy. However, having more intercourse

and correctly scheduling sex will increase the chances of success.

Do not blame yourself or your husband if a pregnancy does not happen right away. It may take several months to become pregnant, particularly if you are in your 30s or older.

However, if you have been trying for a long time and are waiting for the baby bump, you should seek medical advice.

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