28.04.2014

Understanding conception pregnancy

The importance of timing it rightWhether you are just thinking about trying for a baby, or are actively trying, gaining a better understanding about how your body works can be a big help. There are only a few days (typically 6) each cycle when you can get pregnant, the days leading up to and including the day of ovulation.
Your ‘fertility window’ is the period of about 6 days during your menstrual cycle when it is possible to become pregnant from unprotected sex – hear more about how this works in the video from Professor Bill Ledger. The graph below shows the estimated likelihood of conception on the day of ovulation and the 5 days before.
Understanding Your Monthly CycleKnowing your menstrual cycle improves your chances of getting pregnant.


So to get pregnant, it’s important to have intercourse on your fertile days and if you want to find out when you’re most fertile, it’s important to get to know your own body and your own personal menstrual cycle. If you're overweight or obese, losing weight can boost your fertility and chances of getting pregnant. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a drop in weight of 5%-10% can dramatically improve ovulation and pregnancy rates.
Age Affects Your Conception ChancesFertility goes down with age, especially after the mid-30s. One study found that it took men age 45 or older longer to get a woman pregnant once the couple started trying.


How Home Pregnancy Tests WorkHome pregnancy tests check your urine for the "pregnancy hormone," called hCG, that your body makes once a fertilized egg implants in your uterus.



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