Every couple wishes to have a baby sooner or later. But, it is only when they set out trying for it that the reality sets in. Some of them may be lucky enough to conceive at the very first attempt. However, a lot of them generally end up on the other side of the fence where more than one attempt is required. One of the reasons for this is that an attempt to make a baby can be made during “those important days” only. And the fact that these days happen on a monthly basis does not seem to help the case either.
What’s even more confusing is that a woman’s monthly cycle and ovulation time may differ a lot. This makes it a tad difficult in predicting the right time for copulation. The dime-a-dozen apps, internet references, and the not-so-meaningful advice from friends and peers simply add to the confusion.
Why Do Couples Find It Difficult To Conceive?
The rapidly changing lifestyle is to be largely blamed for it. The busy lifestyle means that couples hardly have time to indulge in some patient lovemaking, which is a prerequisite for getting pregnant. And then, there are other factors like stress, late marriage, differences among couples, etc.
Is There A Way Out?
Of course, why not? To begin with, try to get to the root cause of the problem. Most men and women suffer from common disorders, which can be addressed through proper medical care.
Some of the common issues that women face are:
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Irregular or absence of menses
- Thyroid disorders
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- A family history of miscarriages or infertility
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Age over 30 years
Men too face common infertility issues such as:
- Low quality and quantity of sperms
- Erectile dysfunction
- Age over 30 years
There may be other reasons too apart from those mentioned above. Therefore, it is always important to check with your doctor and find out the core issue. Your doctor is sure to guide you through the next logical step.
Now that we’ve addressed the possible causes that may cause hindrance in your efforts, let us move on to know the simple and easy ways of how you can get pregnant.
1. Keep A Track Of Your Ovulation
To do this, keep a track of your monthly cycles first. No matter what your period cycle, either a 25-day or a 35-day, every woman who wishes to get pregnant needs to track it. Now that you do, let us take the ideal scenario of a 28-day-period cycle. Here, ovulation generally occurs around the 14th day of the cycle. Apply the same calculation to whichever period cycle you belong to. During this time the egg that is released by the ovaries will travel down to the fallopian tube. This is the right time to get it fertilized!
2. Don’t Miss Out On The Fertile Window
A woman’s fertility window cannot be predicted accurately even if her cycles are regular (1). However, you can always consider it to be few days before and after your 14th day, say 10th and 17th day. Indulging in coitus during the days preceding and following the calculated fertile window can also help you increase your chances of getting pregnant. However, if you have trouble calculating it, seek your doctor’s help to arrive at those dates.
3. Long Live The Sperm
Once the sperm enters a woman’s body, it can live for nearly 5 days. So, if you and your partner indulge in lovemaking during this phase, it increases your chances of getting pregnant (2). So, plan your time to coincide with the fertility date provided by your doctor and make sure you have intercourse every day.
Planning for a baby might not seem to be so easy. But it is not that difficult either. Just follow these simple steps and you are sure to reach your destination towards motherhood soon. So, here’s wishing luck to you and your partner in your noble endeavor!