Periconception Tip #2: Learn Everything There is to Know

    Periconception tip #2 of of the 10 periconception tips  that will help you improve your pregnancy chances and have a healthy baby:

    Learn everything there is to know about getting pregnant
    When you are trying to conceive, there is a lot of information you have to learn that you never thought you would. First of all, it is very important to begin a healthy lifestyle at least three months before you start trying to conceive. Making sure both your (and his) body and mind are in best shape will improve fertility, decrease the risks of miscarriage and birth defects, and decrease pregnancy complications.

    Many of you have questions about making love when trying to conceive. Timing is a critical factor in trying to achieve a successful pregnancy. Learn all about when you ovulate and what your ovulation symptoms are, so you can optimize your timing of making love. How often should you make love? Do you have to have an orgasm? Does it make a difference if you don't have an orgasm? Does it hurt the pregnancy? There is a lot of misinformation and myths about trying to conceive. To test your knowledge about myths take the fertility myths quiz and sex myths quiz.

    Having regular sex is the best way to get pregnant. Couples often try to time everything perfectly for ovulation but do not have sex when they think they are not ovulating. It is true that sex that is not within the time of ovulation will not result in pregnancy, however,because women do not always ovulate when they think they will, having sex three times a week will help a woman cover her bases, so to speak, and not miss an opportunity to get pregnant.

    On average, a woman has a 20% chance of conceiving each month with the egg remaining viable (fertilizable) for a 12-24 hour period. To optimize the baby making time of the month, it is important that you understand what changes occur in your cycle, so that you may use these factors as sign posts to know your optimal time to conceive.

    Test your fertility knowledge and learn more about improving your chances of getting pregnant.

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