How Often Should We Have Sex if We Want to Get Pregnant?
If you are planning to get pregnant, you may be wondering how often you need to have sex to accomplish this goal.
Some couples trying to conceive think if they have sex every day, then they will undoubtedly get pregnant while others who are ttc believe that they should reserve sex for ovulation, so they know when they conceived.
It's really up to you, but there are some methods you can use to help you get pregnant faster!
Have Sex Frequently
First of all, you should have frequent sex if you want to get pregnant. This is especially so if you are not charting your basal body temperature, luteal phase, or anything like that to know when you are ovulating. A good goal is to have sex three times per week. Sperm can live for up to five days inside a woman so if you are having sex every other day you pretty much cover your bases that sperm will be around when ovulation occurs.
Have More Sex Around Ovulation
If you want to get pregnant, it’s best to focus on having sex before you ovulate and not after. You can’t get pregnant after ovulation, so there is no need in wearing yourself out unless you want to.
It’s better to know when you ovulate, have lots of sex during this time frame, and then enjoy intercourse throughout the rest of the month as the mood strikes.
Know When You Ovulate
You don’t want to assume you will ovulate on day 14 of your cycle because many women don’t. Using an ovulation predictor will be helpful in figuring out when you are ovulating. Once you have this knowledge, you will be able to plan to have sex as close to ovulation as possible to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Best Positions for Getting Pregnant
Another tip is to have sex in positions that will help sperm make it to the egg.
Missionary position is one of the best positions for this, and if the woman remains in that position with her butt on some pillows for half an hour or so afterward, it will also help the sperm to get to where they need to be for conception to happen.
Follow the tips outlined here and have fun. Sex should be enjoyable, but it can't be if you are always stressing out over getting pregnant. Just relax and have fun!