Can I get pregnant faster?
Happily, the answer is yes. There are a few steps you can take to speed things along.
First, figure out when you'll ovulate. You can only get pregnant when you ovulate (release an egg from one or your ovaries). There are a few different methods you can try to help pinpoint when you'll ovulate.
Next, time sex with ovulation. Studies show that couples who time sex to coincide with ovulation get pregnant faster. (The best time to have sex is during the two days before ovulation and on the day you ovulate.)
In one study, the pregnancy rates of couples who timed intercourse with ovulation were higher than typically seen among couples trying to conceive:
38 percent were pregnant after one cycle (up from 30 percent).
68 percent were pregnant after three cycles (up from 60 percent).
81 percent were pregnant after six cycles (up from 80 percent).
92 percent were pregnant after 12 cycles (up from 91 percent).
Find out more about the importance of timing sex for conception. To check your understanding, take our quiz.
Meanwhile, get your body ready for pregnancy. Your general and reproductive health are both important factors in fertility, so schedule a preconception checkup with your provider. Give up smoking, illicit drugs, excessive alcohol consumption, and high amounts of caffeine. Learn which nutrients your body needs for pregnancy and stock up on the right foods. Also, see how being overweight or underweight can hurt your chances of conceiving. not expensive wedding wears for summer