When Is the Best Time for Baby Making Sex?
on Jul 17, 2013
by Dr. Christine Lee, MD
After you figure out when you are ovulating, then you can figure out when to have sex. Most experts agree that you should have sex about three to four days before ovulation is expected to occur.
When you are trying to conceive, there is no denying that sex is all about the timing. There are only a few days during a month that a woman can get pregnant, so timing is everything when it comes to trying to conceive. So, when should you plan to have sex for the best chance of conceiving? Read on to find out! Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
First of all, you have to understand about ovulation and the timing of ovulation. On average, ovulation (when the egg is released) occurs around two weeks after a woman’s period, but it is different for every woman. You can track your ovulation by watching for changes in your cervical mucus, taking your basal body temperature, or using an over the counter ovulation predictor kit. Once you know when you are ovulating, you have to plan your sexual endeavors around that. That is not to say that ovulation is the only time during the month that you can have sex, that’s not it at all. You just have to make sure that you are ALSO having sex during ovulation or right before.
After you figure out when you are ovulating, then you can figure out when to have sex. Most experts agree that you should have sex about three to four days before ovulation is expected to occur. The reason for this is that the sperm lives longer than the egg. If you have sex a few days before ovulation is expected to occur, the sperm will be “ready and waiting” when the egg is released, and you won’t have to worry about hurrying to have sex after ovulation before the egg dies. Since the egg can only survive for around twenty four hours after ovulation, and sperm can survive for up to three to five days, this is the logical choice.
An important thing to remember about trying to conceive is never to let trying to have a baby consume you, and alienate you from your partner. You don’t want sex to become a chore, and you want to make sure that both you and your partner are enjoying yourself. Make sure that you are both taking it easy and not stressing too much. Just let nature take it’s course. If you still have not conceived after twelve months of trying, see a doctor to determine if you might need to help nature along with a little “push” from science.
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Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).