I’ve been thinking back on some of the conversations I had with my lovely pregnant friend recently about conception and some of the difficulties involved.
Naturally, the conversation turned to the nitty gritty and we talked about how, when trying to conceive, the act of lovemaking can lose some of its, well, passion I suppose!
I can’t speak for everyone and I’m not going to go into detail about my private life but the NHS website suggests that if you have sex every two to three days throughout your cycle, then most couples will fall pregnant within a year.
Obviously I am far too impatient (and in my opinion, old!) to be faffing about for a year in the hope of getting pregnant. Given that even if you manage to have sex on the very day you’re ovulating, there is only a 25% chance of falling pregnant (I forget where I read that, sorry) it seems a bit hit-and-miss to me!
Obviously an ovulation predictor kit can help to pinpoint the time that you may be ovulating, but again this is not an exact science and again it can take the passion and spontaneity out it.
Lovely pregnant friend told me she knows of a couple who didn’t have success even with ovulation kits, and resorted to having sex every single day one month just to be certain of hitting that 12-24 hour ovulation window! (She did say it worked though, so we may have to resort to that at some point!)
Anyone out there brave enough to share their tips?! Tell me in the comments below.