The Best Days to Get Pregnant
Discover Your Most Fertile Days

The best days to get pregnant are the days leading up to ovulation. Your most fertile days are just before you ovulate. Your peak fertility is one day before.

If you take into account that...

  1. sperm can live in fertile cervical mucus for up to five days inside your body and
  2. your egg (ovum) lives for up to 12 to 24 hours or so, then
  3. add one for the day after ovulation

This gives you a good 7 days to get pregnant.

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It's possible for sperm to live longer than that under the best circumstances. But typically and generally, this is a very good figure to go by. This means that you can conceive by having sex up to 5 days before you ovulate.

But as time goes by, sperm will start to die off. This leaves very few waiting for your egg from the ovary. So the closer to ovulation you time intercourse, the better your chances of conception.

Your most fertile days being the two days just prior to ovulation. If sperm is deposited the day before you ovulate, your peak fertility, there will be the most amount of sperm waiting to fertilize the egg.

Odds of conception starts to decline as soon as you ovulate. Though, it would seem to make sense that the day of ovulation would be the best day to get pregnant. While this is true in theory, it's unlikely for you to pinpoint it to a specific moment (without medical intervention).

By the time you realize that you have ovulated, it could be many hours after the fact. If you time intercourse after you determine ovulation it could be too late.

Soon after you ovulate your egg begins to age. It's life generally lasting about 12 to 24 hours. If not fertilized immediately, the older your egg will get, and the harder it will be for the sperm to penetrate the outer layer of the egg. This is necessary to complete the process of fertilization.

The day after you ovulate, odds of getting pregnant drastically drop. Of course, it is possible to get pregnant at this time, depending on when you actually ovulated. This is why I include it in the 7 best days to get pregnant.

The object is to have the most amount of sperm waiting for the egg when you do ovulate. So having intercourse 5 days before and no other time in-between will lower the odds.

It's best to time intercourse for every 24 to 36 hours during this 7 day fertile period. It's not a good idea to have sex as often as you can. Because then sperm regeneration comes into play.

It takes a normal healthy male at least 24 to 36 hours to regenerate a new batch of sperm. This doesn't mean that there are no sperm, say 4 hours later, but the amount and the vitality will likely be way less that optimal.

Now comes the next dilemma. You may be asking yourself "So how can I find out when my peak fertility is?" Well, there are actually several ways to predict your best days to get pregnant (when ovulation nears).

One way to discover your most fertile days is to observe your signs and symptoms of ovulation. Your cervical mucus, along with other signs, will help you predict your most fertile period.

Other ways include, using ovulation predictor kits (OPK) and/or a fertility monitor.

These are some of the best ways to help you determine when to get pregnant now that you know the best days to get pregnant.

Related pages

Best Ways to Get Pregnant | Getting Pregnant Positions | How Long to Get Pregnant? | Irregular Periods | Best Tips for Getting Pregnant | When Does Ovulation Occur? | Ways to Increase Fertility Naturally |


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