How Often Should You Have Sex to Get Pregnant?

on Nov 20, 2012

by Brittany Null

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Try to time sex when you're ovulating. But otherwise, the rule of thumb is that the more often you have sex, the better the chances for you to get pregnant.

Trying to get pregnant can sometimes turn sex into a chore, a scheduled duty on the calendar. When you are trying to conceive, you usually want to have sex on your most fertile days to ensure the best chance of getting pregnant. The question is, how often should you have sex for the best chance of getting pregnant? Today we are going to address that question and try to help you figure out the answer that you are looking for. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Track your ovulation

If you are charting your cycle and keeping track of your ovulation, it will be easier for you to know when you are fertile. If you know when your most fertile days are, you will be able to narrow it down and have sex frequently during the time that you are ovulating. Having sex frequently during the days surrounding ovulation is probably the quickest and easiest way to get pregnant. If you are having sex frequently, but not during ovulation, you are not going to get pregnant. In short, the number of times that you have sex really isn’t as important as having sex at the right time. However, ensuring that you are having sex when you are ovulating can sometimes be a difficult process of tracking, charting and following your body’s processes. Some women have a hard time doing this, and keeping track of ovulation proves to be too much of a struggle.

Or have sex often

If you are not the type that is able to keep up with your ovulation, it might be better for you just to try to have sex as frequently as possible. Don’t worry so much about timing sex for ovulation; just try to have sex as much as possible every few days. That way, you are guaranteed to be having sex somewhere around the time that you ovulate. This method is a better method for some women who don’t really like to chart their cycles, and find it too time consuming and worrisome. This is also a great way for you not to get too worked up about ovulating and all that jazz, and just enjoy sex with your partner.

The bottom line

So, the basic answer to the question of how often you should have sex to get pregnant is as much as possible. If you chart your ovulation, etc… You should be having sex as much as possible during your ovulation week. If you are not interested in charting and tracking your ovulation, etc. you should just have sex as much as possible in general. Some doctors and experts recommend waiting a day or two in between each time that you have sex, just to give the sperm a chance to build back up. But, other than that, there generally are no rules as to when to have sex. The more often you have sex, the better the chances for you to get pregnant!

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Brittany lives in Kansas City, where she and her husband Austin are the proud parents of a newborn baby girl. You can subscribe to their lively and entertaining YouTube Channel to follow along on their journey.

  • thiswinepacket80

    I am 23 and i have a 4 year old. About 2 years ago i had cancer cells and had biopsys. Will that affect my chances at becoming pregnant because i have been unable to conceive since then?

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    Yes, getting pregnant for you can be challenging since you previously had a cone biopsy. A cone biopsy can weaken your cervix, which can increase your chances of miscarriages and your risks of an early birth delivery. However; early birth deliveries can be prevented through a purse string suture, which can keep the cervix close until the date of delivery. Pregnant women, who previously had a cone biopsy, are most likely to have a caesarean section delivery.

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  • jess

    i am a 23 year ol with a 4 year old boy i have a bicournate uterus and im looking for the name of the pills that can make you ovulate i have difficulties ovulating or keeping track of my ovulation im trying to conceive but to have my first baby i had to get on a treatment to become pregnant and now im looking for ovulating pills and i dont seem to remember please help.

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  • Basket 222

    My first pregnancies was an ectopic, so when should I try again? And is it possible to happen again?

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  • scared dude!

    i had sex with my girl friend 5 days ago and it was unprotected but i didnt put my sperms in her , and i withdrawed , how often is the chance? ( she was on the 17th day)

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  • Michelle

    I just had my idu removed after having 2 in 10 years.i JUST TURNED 40 and my husband and i are trying to have a baby.What r my chances of conceding after 10 years of using iuds?

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