Top 10 Tips to Boost Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

|
by Lindsay Hutton

So you've decided to have a baby. Congratulations! Now comes the hard work of actively trying to conceive. Although there is no "magic" pill to get pregnant, some simple methods have been shown to increase your odds. Whether they are scientifically proven or simply an old wives' tale, it can't hurt to test them out!

Previous
1 of 11
IntimateCouple,SmilingCouple

Have Sex...and Lots of it!


Sure, this sounds like a given, but believe it or not, not everyone follows this rule. Many couples try to time intercourse during ovulation, but don't have sex when the female is not ovulating. While it's true that a woman needs to be ovulating to get pregnant, many women ovulate at different times from month to month and miscalculate their most fertile dates. Additionally, an egg is only viable for 24 hours after ovulation, making it near impossible to time sex perfectly.

The solution? Have sex about three times a week (having it too often may reduce sperm count). Sperm can live up to three days in a woman's body, so you'll increase your chances of getting pregnant, even if you have sex three days before you ovulate.

Next: Take Your Temperature

Pregnancy Day by Day

Tell us your due date to receive our daily newsletter and find out what is happening in this day of your pregnancy!

Already a member? Log-in here

stay connected

highlights

Handwriting Headquarters
We've got handwriting practice worksheets, handwriting tips, and answers to your child's writing struggles, just in time for back to school. Brought to you by BIC.

11 Coolest Lunch Boxes for Kids
Send your child's lunch to school in style! Check out our picks for the 11 best lunch boxes with great features from BPA-free accessories to spill-resistant fabric.

7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips
Follow these back-to-school safety tips to make sure your child stays safe on the way to school, in the classroom, and while on the playground.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

© 2000-2014 Pearson Education, Inc. All Rights Reserved.