Best Time to Get Pregnant - Page 2
Three to four days before ovulation: You may have thought that timing intercourse 3 to 4 days before ovulation would cut your chances of getting pregnant, but actually having sex on either of these two days will give you a better chance of conceiving than having intercourse on the day of ovulation.
Five days before ovulation: The first day of a woman’s fertile window may also result in conception but realistically the chances of conception are best starting at 4 days before ovulation through the day just before ovulation.
When is the best time to get pregnant?
There’s more to trying to conceive than knowing what dates to have sex on. Calculating ovulation can be tricky. There is more than one method for predicting ovulation and not all of them are accurate. If you miscalculate when your fertile window is you could completely miss the boat on timing intercourse during the right time frame. Not only that but researchers have found that the most important factor in conception is not what day you have sex on, but what’s going on with your cervical mucus on the day you have sex.
Mucus, mucus, mucus! Cervical mucus is designed to help transport sperm through the vaginal environment. It is slippery and lubricative which help sperm to glide through the vagina, but it also contains nutrients that help the sperm to survive. Elements in fertile cervical mucus increase sperm motility, helping it to reach the egg more easily.
Scientists have found that timing intercourse when there is fertile cervical mucus is the best way to get pregnant. Researchers at the University of North Carolina studied couples intercourse patterns and found that mucus observations were more important than what day (in relationship to ovulation) a couple had intercourse on. If a woman had sex on a day when she observed fertile cervical mucus she was more likely to conceive, regardless of what day the mucus occurred on.