When you want to get pregnant, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? Well, aside from the wild sex you need to have. Achieving that baby bump requires more than just the sperm cells of a man and your egg cells combining to form life. It’s going to be all about timing. Have sex when you’re close to your moment of ovulation to get the best chance of having a successful conception.
Once your body forms an egg, it’ll usually live inside of you for only 12 to 24 hours. However, the sperm of a man living inside of you can exist anywhere to a few hours to 7 days. Therefore, have your man “plant his seeds” inside of you during your ovulation window, and you’ll achieve a high chance of conception.
Wait, There’s More!
Now that we know that it’s going to require you and your partner to have sex (without him pulling out) within your ovulation window, there are still other factors to consider to heighten the chances of conception even further. The best time to get that possible baby bump is during the first few hours after ovulation. Hence, to maximize your chances your chances of ovulation, you and your partner should plan when to have intercourse at the best possible moment. As a result, once your partner ejaculates inside of you, the number of sperm that is still alive will be at its greatest.
What Happens If I Have Sex The Day Before Ovulation?
Not to worry – there’s still a possibility of you achieving conception if you have sexual intercourse with your partner one day before the ovulation window. There’s still a reasonably good chance that there will be lots of sperm to make it to your fallopian tubes, and these cells will still be at the ready for when your ovary releases an egg. However, the chances of conception are still slightly lower as compared to when you have sex just after a few hours after ovulation.
What’s the Best Advice for Me to Get Pregnant?
The best advice on conception that we can give at the moment is for you to keep track of your own cycle. Knowing when your period starts and ends will allow you to check when your ovary will release an egg.
You’ll know you’re pregnant when you start to experience some biological changes in your body. For the most part during your first trimester, there will be hormonal changes, and this might cause you to experience some discomforts. Some women will have morning sickness, and you might even experience some imbalance even when you’re just walking straight. Despite all the discomfort that you might experience during the next 9 months, you’ll know it’ll all be worth it once you see your baby’s face for the first time.