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NCIS star got pregnant the very first time she had sex

We know about the struggles some couples have when trying to conceive. What isn’t talked about so much is the fact that for others, it’s almost too easy.

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Such as NCIS: New Orleans actress Zoe McLellan, who revealed recently that she got pregnant on the very first try.

The 41-year-old mom-of-one said she wanted to procreate so badly that she got to a point where her “whole body was screaming for a, child! Child! Child!” and she “was ready to have sex with a tree.”

When she met her “great, charming” ex J.P. Gillain, she was completely upfront about her goal to become a mom, and they got pregnant the first time they had sex, which led to the birth of her son Sebastian, 2.

While it might not be so common to get pregnant on the first try and the very first time you have sex with a new partner, it’s more common than you might think to conceive quickly.

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According to BabyCenter, 30 percent of couples get pregnant within the first cycle (about one month), and 59 percent conceive within three cycles (about three months). Age is known to be a factor, and it may take longer for older women to fall pregnant because the quality of eggs decreases with age.

For some of us, part of the fun of trying for a baby is, well, all the sex. But if you really don’t want to hang about, there are things you can do to increase your chances. By figuring out when you’ll ovulate and having lots of sex from two to three days before ovulation through the day of ovulation, you can boost your chances. It’s also believed that if you prime your body for pregnancy well in advance — quit smoking, cut down on alcohol and caffeine and give yourself the nutrients you need for pregnancy — you may get the result you want quicker.

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