There is only a 24-36 hour window each month when a woman can become pregnant.
Despite what your high school health teacher may have told you, getting pregnant usually doesn't happen on the first try. 20% of couples conceive within one month, 70% within six months, and 85% conceive within one year.
A couple must regularly try to conceive for 1 year before a diagnosis of Infertility is given (6 months in women over 35).
Most women ovulate 14 days into their cycle (typically half-way). The best way to detect ovulation is through a combination of tracking the menstrual cycle, changes in cervical mucous (clear with egg white consistency during ovulation), libido, and using urine ovulation prediction kits.
While tracking one's Basal Body Temperature (BBT) is helpful in determining hormonal fluctuations, an increase in temperature indicates increased Progesterone, which rises AFTER ovulation has already occurred.
When trying to conceive, the optimal amount of time since the man's last ejaculation is 3 days.
It is best to avoid using lubricants or saliva during intercourse unless using one that is fertility-friendly, such as Pre-Seed.
Half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Half of those result in live births.
All women of child-bearing age should take a Folate supplement. While Folic Acid is normally recommended, at least 40-50% of people have a genetic mutation that prevents them from properly converting Folic Acid into active Folate. Taking a Prenatal with active Folate is the best approach (our supplements contain only active Folate, not Folic Acid).
In women over 40, the number of genetically normal eggs is less than 10%. The fertility rate for that age group is less than 5%.