How To Improve Your Chance Of Conception
The best way to optimise conception is to have sexual intercourse during your fertile days; in other words, when you are ovulating. You can track your ovulation and fertility using the following steps:
Keep a record of your menstrual cycle for 2-3 months. This will allow you to determine any irregular cycles and determine how long your menstrual cycle is.
A regular menstrual cycle commonly falls every 28-32 days. To calculate your ovulation window, you need to account for both your longest cycle and shortest cycle, which is why tracking for 2-3 months will help.
To calculate when you are most likely to ovulate, you subtract 18 from the total number of days in your shortest cycle. Then subtract the number that is left from your longest cycle.
Shortest cycle = 27 days
Longest cycle = 33 days
28 – 18 = 10
33 – 10 = 23
Now, put a mark against all the days that fall between these days of your cycle on your calendar. So in the example above, you would mark the 10th day after your periods to the 23rd day of your cycle are your fertile days.
Having intercourse as much as possible during these days will increase your chances of getting pregnant sooner.