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What’s the best time to get pregnant ?

December 18, 2012 by  
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Are there times more appropriate than others to get pregnant?  What’s the best phase during the reproductive cycle to get pregnant?  In fact, the best time to get pregnant is when ovulation occurs in women.  Here are a few tips to understand how to determine the best timing to conceive during the reproductive cycles:

• Get to know your most fertile period. In general, ovulation occurs about 14 days before your next menstrual cycle. This means that if your menstrual cycle is 28 days, the 14th day is the most fertile day, day 1 being the first day of your last menstrual period. If your cycle is 30 days, the 16th day should be the day of your ovulation. Similarly, a cycle of 32 days, the 18th day would be best to conceive a child. Of course these data are general and not all women have a regular menstrual cycle.

• Keep track of your body temperature with a basal thermometer. These thermometers are inexpensive and can trace the slightest elevations in body temperature upon awakening each day. Record the readings, noting the increases or decreases in basal temperature. At the time of ovulation the body temperature raises slightly, sometimes a tenth of a degree or two. This is the best time to conceive a child. A basal thermometer can detect even minor changes in temperature.

• Watch your cervical mucus. The cervical mucus is produced by glands in the cervical canal during the pre-ovulatory. It looks like egg white and flows through the vagina. Ovulation causes a change in the appearance and consistency of cervical mucus.

• Find and read a lot about fertility. It is good to learn as much as possible on how to get pregnant, pregnancy, and how to have a healthy baby. Having a good diet and a healthy lifestyle including exercise also helps to have a healthy body. And health is essential to conceive a child.

• There are plenty of devices these days to keep track of your body temperatures, available in pharmacies and departments stores.  They can tell you with great precision the time of your next ovulation. These ovulation predictor kits look like a thermometer, coupled with a pregnancy test or a screen displaying helpful information. These devices are very accurate because they can detect the increase in luteinizing hormone increase occurring 24 to 48 hours before ovulation. Using one of these devices can help pin point the precise moment of ovulation.

Deciding to have a child can be an exciting experience. While trying to get pregnant is often an unpredictable process, you can put the odds on his side by following the above mentioned tips. If after several months of trying the woman still cannot get pregnant, it is best to consult a doctor who may then refer to fertility specialists. But you must also give nature the time it needs to run its course.  Unfortunately stress does not help to conceive. Sometimes it’s when you don’t think about it that the miracle happens!



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