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By July 11, 2012 - 8:11am
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hi empowher,

I am 26 year old female. I want to become pregnant. how many times should I get involved in sex during the ovulation period so that the chances of becoming pregnant is more?

Pls let me know.

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Hi empower,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

To maximize your chances of conception, you should

have intercourse before your anticipated rise in body temperature. After ovulation occurs and your temperature has risen, it is too late for a sperm to fertilize the egg. That's because after ovulation the mucus thickens to block the sperm, and the entrance to the cervix grows firmer, preventing sperm from entering.

Because the egg will live for only 24 hours, you might think that you have to have intercourse on that exact day to conceive a child, but Nature gives you a little break here. Sperm can live in the reproductive tract of the woman for about 72 hours. This means that if you have sex on day 11 of your cycle and ovulate on day 14, that sperm still has a chance to fertilize that egg.

Time intercourse for every other day for two to four days in this fertile period. Intercourse every other day is recommended rather than daily intercourse because ejaculating too often can lower the sperm count.






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