How Does Ovulation Affect Conception?

How Does Ovulation Affect Conception?

Ovulation is a phase or time period of your menstrual cycle. When you ovulate, the egg from the ovaries is discharged for fertilization in the fallopian tube. This period of time is extremely significant especially if you are trying to get pregnant. If you want a child, ovulation is the time to have intercourse and vice versa, if you don’t want to get pregnant, ovulation is the time that you should avoid. Studies have shown that the chances of getting pregnant are highest when you have intercourse during ovulation. Since ovulation is so significant, it is only wise to know more about it and how it affects conception. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

How to track your ovulation?

Ovulation usually occurs about fourteen days before your next period is due. You can track it very easily provided you have regular periods. If your periods are irregular, you may need an ovulation test kit to help you find out. You can also use the signs of ovulation and find out if you are ovulating. Even if you know nothing about ovulation and symptoms, it doesn’t matter because Mother Nature herself helps you here. When you are ovulating, your sex drive increases quite significantly. You will want to have intercourse or in other words, nature is telling you that the time is right for you to have intercourse. Other symptoms include abdominal cramps, change in cervical mucus, change in basal body temperature, and breast tenderness.

Peak of ovulation

The highest chances of getting pregnant are during the peak of ovulation. You are the most fertile on average, on the 14th day of your period, but you can have intercourse five days before and five days after this date and still perk your chances of getting pregnant significantly.

Sperm count is better after having sex

Many people are under the impression that waiting until ovulation to have sex can increase their chances because the man’s sperm will build up. However, this has been proved wrong by the recent studies. Au contraire to the popular belief, studies have shown that the sperm count is better after having sex and waiting for a long time can actually bring down the potency of the sperm all together. Thus, waiting is not a good idea if you want to get pregnant. You should only be sure that you have intercourse during ovulation along with having sex before also.

Lots of sex!

As a general rule, you should have intercourse at least once each day for the ten days that surround your ovulation dates and your chances of getting pregnant will significantly improve. Thus, having sex is a great idea! However, don’t overdo it and get frantic if you are not able to get pregnant. For some people it takes time. Don’t make sex a chore. Enjoy it so that you don’t do it just for the sake of having a baby. Too much emphasis and too much stress can be really bad. If you do that, your intimacy will take a big hit.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)