ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Way to Get Pregnant

Updated on August 24, 2011

Best Way to Get Pregnant

If you are trying to get pregnant you have probably asked yourself the same question many women have asked themselves before. What is the best way to get pregnant and how can I increase my chances to conceive?

You are not alone. It always seemed so easy... you see pregnant women everywhere. Teenage pregnancy rates are at an all-time high and still, you – wanting nothing more in your life than having a baby - stare at nothing but a stupid control line every single time you do a pregnancy test.

Unfortunately, getting pregnant is not as easy as it may look like. Many people think regular, unprotected sex will do the job and it shouldn't really take that long, but in reality there is more to it than this. Did you know that statistically it often takes 6 to 12 months for a normal, healthy couple without any fertility problems to conceive, and that in a regular cycle a woman is only really fertile for 24 to 48 hours? To make matters worse, these 24 to 48 hours can change from month to month.

Luckily though, you can improve your chances to conceive and these 6 to 12 months can be dramatically reduced by following a few simple things.

Step One

Step one is finding out when you are most fertile and at the same time finding a way to keep track of this fertile window every month, even if it changes. Fortunately, our bodies give us a few good hints when it comes to fertility and once you know what to look for, it only takes a few minutes a day and you are ready to rock :-)

Most women think that they usually ovulate, and therefore are most fertile, around 14 days into their cycle. Ovulation however, is often quite unpredictable in a lot of women, and in reality most women ovulate between cycle day 10 and cycle day 30, sometimes even as late as cycle day 40.

A good clue your body gives you that tells you that you are probably about to ovulate is your cervical mucus. Have you ever noticed this sometimes dry, but often sticky and wet stuff in your underwear? This stuff is called cervical mucus and is one of the best hints you can get when it comes to fertility.

Cervical mucus changes throughout your whole cycle, from dry to sticky, to slippery, or to creamy. Knowing which one of those indicates high fertility is one of the key factors when trying to find the best way to get pregnant.

Usually, after your bleeding stops, it is dry down there and stays dry for about 6 to 7 days on average. After that short dry spell, it will usually get pretty sticky, wet, and creamy for a while. If you try to stretch this sticky or wet mucus between your fingers, you will notice that it breaks apart. The next change in mucus you will see is called egg-white cervical mucus and this is exactly the one you have to look out for. It is usually slippery, clear in color, and with an egg-white consistency, hence it's name. When stretching this egg-white mucus between your fingers it will often stretch up to a few inches and now it's time to call your partner to schedule in some baby dancing (sex) ;-)

This alone, however, can't confirm that ovulation did happen, which brings us to step two.

Step Two

Step two is going one step further and confirm that you did indeed ovulate when all the other symptoms you had, predicted that you are about to. The only method that can do this is called BBT charting. BBT stands for basal body temperature, or in other words your body temperature at rest.

Hormones in your body play a big part in your monthly cycle and one of them is Progesterone. Progesterone is a heat-inducing hormone and is only released in big amounts after you successfully ovulated. This makes it quite easy for us to confirm ovulation, because the heat-inducing part of the hormone will raise your body temperature slightly. In fact, the raise is so small, only a special BBT thermometer will be able to properly pick it up.

If you keep track of your body temperature every morning at waking time, throughout your cycle, you will be able to see a clear pattern, and once you see a clear increase of body temperature over a period of days, you are able to actually confirm ovulation.

Find out how to get pregnant by clicking the link now.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      tay razor 

      4 years ago

      I'm so scared I have a bf we been together 4 yes step thru November 8 we been have in sex n he finish in me the last day my period came the next day n I went to da due Dec. 10 I'm 4 weeks 3 days is that like we planned it

    • profile image

      stella 

      4 years ago

      My mucus didn't show this month,is something wrong with me.

      Thanks in anticipation

    • profile image

      renalda 

      4 years ago

      help me to know my ovaluation day

    • profile image

      kiran 

      4 years ago

      thanks for the post, its really very helpful, but i hav few doubts, point no 1: my periods are 30 days cycle, but some times my periods come two days later, and sometime two days earlier, and some times on it comes on the same date, so iam really confused of calculating my cycle and predicting my ovulation..pls help me how to guess my ovulation if my periods are in such a way. thanks in advance

    • helptobepregnant profile image

      helptobepregnant 

      6 years ago from UK

      Helpful little hub :). Thank you. I'm a firm believer in getting pregnant the natural way, after years of failed IVF attempts, I got pregnant by closely monitoring what was going on in my body and changing a few small things in my diet and adding a few supplements.

    • MelindaS69 profile imageAUTHOR

      MelindaS69 

      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you :)

      Yes, that's right. Any cough syrup that contains guaifenesin actually helps you by thinning your cervical mucus, allowing sperm to reach the egg with less effort.

    • lovelypaper profile image

      Renee S 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      Great hub for those who want to get pregnant. I heard that taking cough syrup also helps thicken up your juices so it can catch sperm better.

    • MelindaS69 profile imageAUTHOR

      MelindaS69 

      8 years ago from United States

      Please leave a comment and rate my hub :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)