Conceive Quickly

If you're a little more eager to get on with the process of having a baby -- either because the alarm on your biological clock is about to go off or because you tend to be a card-carrying control freak at the best of times -- here's what you need to know to increase your chances of conceiving quickly.

Giving Mother Nature a nudge

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While some couples prefer to take a completely relaxed approach to the business of babymaking, leaving their reproductive fate in the hands of Mother Nature, not everyone is willing or able to surrender quite that much control.

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Know thy cycle

The more you know about your menstrual cycle, the easier it will be for you to pinpoint your most fertile days. You may find it useful to start keeping a menstrual calendar, noting the day on which your period starts, the day when it ends, any pre-ovulatory symptoms you notice, and so on.

Learn how to monitor your three key fertility signals: the quantity and quality of your cervical mucus (you're most fertile when your mucus is abundant and egg white in texture), the position and feel of your cervix (it's located high in the vagina and is soft and fleshy during your most fertile days) and fluctuations in your basal body temperature (your temperature will jump once ovulation has occurred).

Make love on the right days

This may sound like a no-brainer, but mistimed babymaking can wreak havoc on your plans to conceive. You're at your most fertile during the five days leading up to and the 12 hours following ovulation. If you miss this window of opportunity, it's game over for another month.

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Have unbelievably great sex

This is one part of the babymaking prescription you won't mind filling! While it may sound too good to be true, there seems to be some hard science to back up this bit of advice. Researchers have found that a suction effect is created when the female partner achieves orgasm, something that causes the cervix to draw sperm into the vagina more efficiently. Since this can help to transport sperm from the highly acidic vaginal environment as quickly as possible, it may help to ensure the survival of the maximum number of sperm.

Don't get too much of a good thing

Not only can attempting to make love each day during your most fertile period be physically and mentally draining: it doesn't do much to increase your odds of conceiving. And if your partner has a marginal sperm count, your doctor is likely to recommend an "every other day" babymaking regime anyway.

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Create a sperm-friendly vaginal environment

Avoid vaginal sprays, scented tampons and artificial lubricants, all of which may interfere with your babymaking plans.

Don't hop out of bed right away

While it's not necessary to elevate your bottom with pillows or go to other extreme measures to give the sperm a head start, it's a good idea to remain in a horizontal position for at least five minutes after you've finished making love. After all, gravity is a pretty formidable adversary for sperm.

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Playing the odds

Remember that conception is a number's game. You can do everything "right," but still not manage to conceive the first time around. Studies have shown that it takes normal, fertile couples an average of six months to conceive, and most doctors consider anything up to one year to be well within the range of normal.

That said, it's always best to seek out help sooner rather than later if you suspect you may be dealing with some sort of fertility problem. In these types of situations, it's always best to err on the side of caution.

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Comments on "Increase your odds of conceiving quickly"

Mariana July 11, 2012 | 5:20 AM

Get a DNA test done because she is too much into other guys and god foirbd you take on the responsibility of paying (on the avg. $ child support payments) for a child some other guy provided her. Trust me .18 yrs of payments will be bad for you .if the child is not your responsibility. Some other guy benefits from your stupidness. The test which can be done with the child or hair of the child at a DNA Clinic for $300.00. Is cheap considering you paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for a child that's not yours.Yes she won't like you doing this but tough. She will then have to figure out WHO is the daddy.She will be a girlfriend in hell if in fact this is yours.She can file for child support which will amount to half of your income. If you don't work judge will issue $300 to $400. per month for 18 yrs. If you don't pay it .she can have you arrested for non payment. I know .it's not good. This is why the proof of you being the true father is necessary.If you want visitation sadly .you will have to get a lawyer procured (around $1,000.) and he will submit to the court a request for a visitation schedule. Who gets the baby on weekends, birthdays, , holidays etc ..this is necessary because you and her will want the child for these times but only the visitation schedule can be used. You can HOLD HER to this and if she doesn't give you the child on your times she can be arrested. But you must be paid up on your support each month or the judge will hold you in contempt. So you think she is playing games now .LOL wait till you see this unfold my friend. I am 50 yrs old and I know what the heck I am telling you. You better get your t together now. She will use anything and everything to hold on to that child. She won't let that child leave her hip once it's born. If you have anything to do with the child .get it together now. Save up money for a lawyer for visitation. Cuz paying her money for support is SEPARATE from visitation. The judge will not hear the visitation issue when she goes to court on the child support issue. So .you will pay money but won't see the kid until YOU get a lawyer and set up visitation. Got it>? Read that again so you get it down.Good luck

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