Simple Ways to Get Pregnant

By H.C. Hisel

Whether you are having trouble conceiving or you simply just want to get pregnant faster, there are a few things that benefit you. Ovulation dates should be considered to increase your success rate. Most importantly stay patient and consistent. The best way to get pregnant is to remain stress free and to communicate ways to achieve pregnancy with your partner.

Ovulation

Determining when you ovulate is the most important thing to know when you are trying to conceive. Ovulation is when an egg is released to travel down the fallopian tubes. This is when a women is most likely to become pregnant. Ovulation normally occurs approximately 14 days after the last day of a woman's menstrual cycle. Many women chart their menstrual cycles on a calendar in order to determine their ovulation date. This does work for some women, but for those who have irregular cycles it may not be quite that easy to chart. Although, at-home ovulation tests are the newest and most effective technology in determining a woman's fertile dates. These tests will tell you the two days you will most likely be able to conceive. It is best to have intercourse for two days before your ovulation dates as well as during ovulation. This will highly increase your chances of pregnancy. An egg only lives for about 12 to 24 hours, while sperm can survive inside of the vagina for 24 to 48 hours. Intercourse on your ovulation day may be too late as you may have already missed the egg. Therefore, intercourse before and during ovulation increase the chances of sperm actually reaching the egg on time.

Enjoying Intamacy

Allow intercourse with your partner to be enjoyable. Often when couples are having trouble becoming pregnant, attempts to conceive becomes a chore. Stress and tension often mount between a couple during this time and this can be detrimental to your success. Stress can cause a female not to orgasm. This can pose a problem because the contraction of the female orgasm suctions the sperm toward the uterus giving the sperm a much greater chance of successfully reaching an egg. In addition, the more enjoyable a male's orgasm is, the greater his sperm count.

Intercourse Positions

Participate in intercourse using positions that allow the sperm to subside within the vagina for a longer period of time. The longer the sperm remains inside the vagina the more of a chance it has to make its way up toward the uterus. A position such as "missionary" with a pillow under the females buttocks is ideal. The pillow would elevate the female's body so that after the male ejaculates, there's no way for the sperm to leave the vagina until the female stands up. Following intercourse, the female should remain in position for about 10 minutes.

About the Author

H.C. Hisel has worked for the past nine years as a professional writer, dancer, musician, painter and photographer. Hisel had her own weekly newspaper column in the Banana 411, a newspaper for kids. Her articles have been published in various print markets and online, including Trails.com and Golflink.com.