How Long Does it Take to Get Pregnant?

One of the questions that most people ask when they first start trying for a baby is how long does it take to get pregnant? If I believed my biology teacher, it would have happened the very first time that I had unprotected sex. Alas he has a lot to answer for because for me it took quite a lot longer than that.

Even for perfectly healthy couples, unprotected intercourse does not always result in a positive pregnancy test the first month that they try.

For the average couple, the statistics seem to indicate that:

  • 50% will get pregnant within 4 months
  • 75% will take up to 8 months
  • 90% will conceive with 1 year

That means the odds are in your favour that you will fall pregnant within twelve months of trying. Of course that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t explore fertility options before that time. In fact many doctors recommend that the older you are when you are trying to conceive the earlier you should seek to rule out any other possibilities that could be causing your infertility.

How Long Does it Take to Get Pregnant
How Long Does it Take to Get Pregnant

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Trying to Get Pregnant Tips – Increase Your Odds of Conceiving

If you have been trying to get pregnant for some time (or even if you only just started) then you probably want to know what you can do to sway the odds in your favor. It’s not just a matter of making love and nine months later a baby will appear (ahh I wish it were that simple).

Instead the road to having a baby can be a long one, but never fear because you can increase the chances with some of these top three trying to get pregnant tips.

Trying to Get Pregnant Tips
Trying to Get Pregnant Tips

Get Pregnant Tips

Tip #1: Have More Sex

Most often, if everything else is working fine, the biggest factor is that couples don’t have sex around the right time that the women ovulates. Most people assume that every women ovulates on day 14, but that actually isn’t the case at all (that’s just the average day). You might ovulate before or after that day and if you are timing intercourse for day 14 you could be missing out on your peak fertility day.

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