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What is the best way to get pregnant?

By February 15, 2010 - 9:12pm
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My fiance'e and i have been trying to concieve for a yr now and we just cnt seem to do it in the right time anyone got any tips?

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thanks so much for the info...but how do i kno when i will ovulate? will my temp go up? me an dmy finace'e have sex everyday now and it seems like its nt gng to happen

February 17, 2010 - 10:37am
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When you are taking your basal temperature every day, you will see it be pretty consistently low in the beginning of your month. Right before you ovulate, it falls a little bit. And then right after you ovulate, it rises quite a bit.

The reason you need a basal thermometer is that it is made so that you can see even tenths of a degree. Sometimes the difference between not ovulating, being about to ovulate and having ovulated is just a few tenths of a degree, and you need to be able to see this and chart it.

In terms of having sex, most experts recommend that when you are trying to conceive that you actually have sex every OTHER day, not every day.

Don't be discouraged that you haven't conceived yet, Starr. Despite what you hear about women conceiving easily or on the first try, it usually takes most women a few months to conceive, and a year is not out of the ordinary. (It's ironic, considering how much of our lives we spend trying NOT to get pregnant, isn't it?) Stressing out about it won't help your body's hormones.

Fertility experts do suggest having a checkup if you've been trying for a year and it hasn't happened. Have you considered seeing a doctor, just to make sure everything on both sides is working correctly?

I have my fingers crossed for you!

February 18, 2010 - 7:55am


One way to learn more about your particular cycle (the most important part of which is learning when to anticipate your ovulation) is to take your temperature each morning before you get out of bed and to chart the way your temperature rises and falls.

This is called basal temperature charting, and after doing it for a few months, you get very knowledgeable about your own body's signs before and after ovulation, including changes in your cervical mucus and a rise in your temperature after ovulation.

You can learn more about this here:


Does that help some?

Please get back to us with the answers to Alison's questions. We'd be glad to help you further.

February 17, 2010 - 10:24am


Can you tell us more about what you have tried? The most important factors in conception are:
- Unprotected sex frequently (every-other day, regardless of your cycle timing)
- Health of both individuals

Have you talked with your doctor about fertility testing, for you and your fiance?

February 16, 2010 - 2:42pm
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