When to Time your Intercourse for a Successful Pregnancy?

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In Ahmedabad, many couples want to achieve their dream of becoming parents. They are, though, unsure of when they should have their intercourse. Some couples believe they are infertile and seek care from an IVF doctor in Ahmedabad.

Are you having trouble conceiving as well? In this article, we will go into how to time the intercourse to get pregnant.

When is the right time to have intercourse?

The best time to have intercourse to get pregnant is during the fertile window. The fertile window refers to the period of a woman’s menstrual cycle when conceiving is probable. The duration of the menstrual cycle determines the ‘fertile window’.

The ‘fertile window’ is the period that an egg is released from the ovary (ovulation). If you have sex (intercourse) during this period, you have the best chance of becoming pregnant.

Timing your intercourse

Ovulation occurs when a mature egg is released from the ovary. The egg is then fertilized as it goes down the fallopian tube. If there are sperm in the fallopian tube when the egg is released, it is possible that the egg will be fertilized, resulting in an embryo that will turn into a fetus.

You can get pregnant if you have sex five days before ovulation or on the day of ovulation. However, the three days before and including ovulation are the most fertile. Having sex during this period increases the likelihood of getting pregnant.

You cannot get pregnant if you have sex before or after the fertile window.

How to find out you are ovulating?

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Finding out your ovulation time can improve your odds of being pregnant. A schedule, a diary, or a free smartphone period monitoring app will help you keep track of your menstrual cycles.

To assess the menstrual cycle length, keep track of the first day of bleeding (first day of your period). This is the first day of the week. The last day of your period is the day of your cycle.

How much sex should you have?

You might have heard that having too much sex reduces sperm quantity and quality. However, couples who have sex every 1-2 days are more likely to conceive.

Having sex once a day or every other day during your fertile window will increase your odds of being pregnant.

Try to have sex more often, but do not set a tight schedule for yourself. It may cause excessive stress. Finally, the right number of times to have sex is as many as it makes you happy.

Tips to get pregnant

You do not have to change your sex habits to improve your odds of becoming pregnant. Here are a few more ways to improve your fertility:

  • Orgasm: For a man to get his partner pregnant, he must ejaculate. Though a woman does not need to have a climax to become pregnant, her orgasm will aid sperm in reaching their destination.
  • Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or underweight will influence your fertility.
  • Quit smoking: Smoking increases the risk of miscarriage and abortion, as well as lowering sperm motility.
  • Limit your caffeine intake: Caffeine will decrease fertility. Do not drink more than 2 cups of coffee a day.

When to visit a specialist?

If you have been trying to conceive but have not been successful, speak with a fertility specialist. So, when exactly should you see a specialist? Your age plays a role in this.

  • You can visit a specialist if you are under 35 and have been trying for a year.
  • If you are above 35, you can see a doctor after 6 months of trying.

Schedule an appointment as soon as possible if you have either of the following conditions that can affect your fertility:

  • Periods that are short or non-existent
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory condition
  • You have had a previous miscarriage
  • A hernia repair or a problem with the testicles (in your male partner)

People in Ahmedabad who are having difficulty conceiving will benefit from medications, artificial insemination procedures like IUI and IVF.


Any unprotected sex can result in pregnancy. Also, having sex at the right time increases the chance of success. If a pregnancy does not happen right away, do not blame yourself or your partner.

Getting pregnant can take several months, particularly if you are in your 30s or older. If you have been trying for a long time and are not seeing any signs of pregnancy, you should see a doctor.

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