When to have sex if you want to get pregnant

When is the best time to have sex if we’re trying to conceive? Timing is everything. Sperm can live for three to five days, but the egg is around for only 12 to 24 hours. To increase the likelihood of conception, it’s important to have daily intercourse in the days leading to ovulation and on the day you ovulate. A good approach is to have sex one to two days before ovulation and again on the day you ovulate. That way, there’s more likely to be a healthy supply of sperm waiting in the fallopian tube when an egg is … Continue reading When to have sex if you want to get pregnant

To do list before getting pregnant

You’ve decided to take the plunge into parenthood. But wait just a second – or even a month or more. To give yourself the best chance for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, there are some important things you need to do before you head down the road to conception. 1. Schedule a preconception visit You don’t have to have a doctor or midwife lined up to deliver your baby yet, but call your ob-gyn, midwife, or family practice doctor now for a preconception checkup. Your practitioner will review your personal and family medical history, your present health, and … Continue reading To do list before getting pregnant