Trying to conceive (TTC) and getting pregnant can sometimes be more difficult than expected. While you probably got many lessons in high school and college about how not to conceive, no one gives you lessons on how to conceive and improve your chances of getting pregnant until you're ready to try or have already been trying.
Did you know that:
- It takes the average couple 4-5 months to get pregnant, with 20% of couples taking over one year?
- You could increase your chance of pregnancy sooner?
- You can reduce the chance of a miscarriage?
- Following these 15 preconception tips including taking a preconception supplement can not only improve your pregnancy chances but also make the baby healthier?
- There is an optimal time to get pregnant fast?
- Knowing your ovulation signs and symptoms may improve your chances getting pregnant?
- There are scientifically proven ways to increase the chance of having a healthy pregnancy and baby?
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Your chances getting pregnant
Your chances of getting pregnant each month depend on many factors such as your age, your weight, and how long you have been trying to get pregnant.
From a statistical perspective, it takes, on the average, four months to get pregnant. Take our interactive Pregnancy Chance calculator to determine your chances getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. Then calculate with the Online Pregnancy Test (OPT) your odds of being pregnant right now. The Ovulation and Fertility Calendar and Calculator will help you get pregnant by determing your most fertile days.
How many couples get pregnant each month when they start trying
Approximately 40% of couples who are starting out TTC will conceive during the first three months of trying, and about 70% of couples TTC will conceive during the first six months.
Up to 85% of couples will conceive within the first year of TTC. Your ability to conceive in any given cycle falls after age 30.
Major factors affecting your chance of getting pregnant
- Ovulation: With irregular or no ovulation (anovulation), you cannot get pregnant.
- Mother's age: The older you get the lower your chances getting pregnant. Old and bad quality eggs make getting pregnant more difficult. The older the woman is, the longer it takes to get pregnant.
- Sperm count: The less sperm he has, the longer it may take to get pregnant. With an abnormal count (that is, below 20 million/cc) your chances getting pregnant are quite low. Here are some tips on how to improve his sperm count.
- Patency of your fallopian tubes: They must be open and working well for you to get pregnant.
- Timing of sex: You must make love regularly every weeks 2-3 times and especially during the 4-5 fertile days and the day of ovulation.
If each of these four factors is OK, then your chance of becoming pregnant in each ovulatory cycle is about 25-30%. Your chances are lower or even zero when even one or more of these factors is abnormal. About 50% of couples get pregnant within four to five months of trying to conceive, about 75% of couples will conceive during the first eight months, and up to 85% of couples will conceive within the first year of TTC. The ability to conceive in any given cycle falls after age 30. Keep in mind that with irregular menstrual cycles it may take longer to conceive because it's harder to figure out when you're ovulating. If you haven't got pregnant after a year of trying (six months if you are over 35), you may want to talk with your doctor about your options.
What to do if you cannot get pregnant
If you have irregular menstrual cycles, it may take longer to conceive because it's harder to figure out when you're ovulating. If, after 6-9 months to a year of trying (less if you are older), you haven't got pregnant, talk with your doctor about your options. There are several ways to treat infertility, some simple, many fairly high-tech. Your doctor should be able to help you get started, and you may eventually want to consult a fertility specialist (Reproductive Endocrinologist).There is about a 15-25% chance of becoming pregnant in each ovulatory cycle: But you need to do everything right and you shouldn't have anymedical issues and his sperm count should be fine.Odds Getting Pregnant
Did you have a negative pregnancy test but think you may be pregnant? Read HERE to find out your chances of being pregnant after a negative pregnancy test. Also check out our extensive list of of "Am I Pregnant?" FAQs and TOP 20 TTC FAQs in order to turn all of your important questions into answers.
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Pregnancy Testing, hCG & Pregnancy Diagnosis
- When does the pregnancy test usually become positive?
- All hCG information on one page
- What are normal hCG levels in pregnancy?
- What is hCG and what do I need to know about it?
- Is it possible to have a false-positive pregnancy test?
- When is the earliest a pregnancy can be seen on ultrasound?
- Can you diagnose on the BBT when the fertilized egg implants? How about a pregnancy?
- My HPT is negative on 13 DPO. Could I still be pregnant?
- CD 26 and typical pregnancy signs. Could I be pregnant?
- I have a second line on the HPT but it's really faint. Could I be pregnant?
- Why are some HPTs positive earlier than others?
- What could the reasons be for cramps and cramping?
How Likely Is It?
- How long does it take to get pregnant?
- What are my chances having a baby?
- What are my odds getting pregnant each month?
- How does the amount of making love affect my chances getting pregnant?
- When does the fertilized egg implant?
- When does implantation bleeding happen?
- Does implantation bleeding always happen?
- Implantation signs and symptoms
Pregnancy Signs & Symptoms
- What is the earliest I can feel pregnancy signs and what are typical early pregnancy signs?
- What are my chances of being pregnant with these symptoms?
- I ovulated last week and now I feel nauseous and tired. Could these be the first signs of pregnancy?
- How can I tell from the cervical mucus (CM) if I am pregnant?
- What is the function of progesterone?
- I missed my period but my pregnancy test is negative. What could be going on?
- Could I be pregnant even though I have a regular period?
- I have long menstrual cycles, sometimes they last 40 days or more. What's going on?
Can I do this? How safe is this?
- Can I sleep on my back during pregnancy?
- Can I eat fish?
- Can I color my hair?
- Can I drink coffee?
- Can I eat soft cheese?
- Can I have dental X-rays?
- Can I eat meat and raw meat during pregnancy?
Sex & Timing
- When am I most fertile, when is my fertile window?
- How often should we make love, every day or every other day?
- Once, twice or more during the fertile day?
- Likelihood of pregnancy when making love in relation to ovulation
Fertility Awareness and Charting
- Getting started with temperature charting
- Why chart your temperature?
- What is my first cycle day?
- What is a biphasic temperature curve?
- What does a triphasic curve mean?
- How can I find out whether and when I ovulate and whether I am ovulating normally?
- What does the "probability" mean in the expert evaluation?
- How do we find out the best day to have sex and improve our chances of conceiving?
- How do I take my basal body temperature?
- Could the temperature drop in my BBT chart mean that I am pregnant?
- Frequency of Sex During the Six Fertile Days and the Probability of Pregnancy
- Is too much sex a problem when we TTC?
- Cervical mucus: How long before ovulation does the CM become stretchy?
Sperms, Spermanalysis, and other sperm-related questions
- How long can sperm survive?
- Sperm survival and life after ejaculation
- How do we do a spermanalysis, a sperm count?
- What are the normal values in a spermanalysis?
- What are those strange names given in my spermanalysis?