Mister Private knows that the most common way to get pregnant is through sexual intercourse, something you may have heard about from your friends or from the television.
To better understand your odds of getting pregnant, you will have to understand when the woman is most fertile. A woman should keep a calendar to mark when she has her period. Ovulation occurs in the middle of your menstruation cycle. For example, if your cycle is 28 days long, ovulation will happen 14 days after your period begins. There are other methods to determine when the woman is most fertile. She can watch for changes in cervical mucus. Before ovulation, there may be an increase in clear, slippery vaginal secretions. After ovulation, the discharge will be cloudy and sticky, if you have any. You could also track your basal body temperature. Ovulation can increase body temperature between 0.5 and 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
Women are most fertile in the two to three days before this jump in temperature. You could also get an over-the-counter ovulation kit that tests your urine for the hormones found in the body before ovulation. These can be somewhat expensive.
A lot of women take birth control pills. You should be off the pill for several months before you expect to get pregnant. Try to have sex regularly and have sex once a day when you are ovulating. Some people say that after you have sex you should remain lying down for several minutes so that the sperm has a greater chance of meeting the egg. You should avoid caffeine because it can restrict the growth of an embryo. You should also avoid vaginal sprays, scented tampons, artificial lubricants, saliva and douching, which can all kill sperm.
Itís important for the woman to be healthy while sheís trying to conceive. You should eat healthily and keep your stress level at a minimum. You should take folic acid, which can help your babys development. You will need to stay away from alcohol and check in with your doctor about any prescription medication you are taking, which could affect your ability to conceive. Take a home pregnancy test to discover whether or not you are pregnant.
Getting pregnant takes time and patience. Donít get frustrated if you donít get pregnant right away. With pregnancy comes diapers and spit up. Thatís not a job for Mister Private.