Conceiving and odds for pregnancy
While it is generally considered that sex will almost always result in pregnancy, the fact remains that the sperm only manages to successfully fertilize the egg in 25 percent of the attempts. Many methods can be employed to increase the chances of conception.
The most fortuitous time to attempt conception is from the 12th till the 20th day of the ovulation cycle. A host of methods for determining the time of ovulation exist, and it is advised to utilize one of these to create a correct time schedule for this. During this period daily sex is advised, and bi daily in the case of the sperm count not being sufficient. 48 hours should pass between a non-related ejaculation of the man and the fertile period of the woman. Oral sex should be avoided if possible, as saliva potentially slows down the sperm's movement. Sperm can be slowed down with ease, so aiding its movement with lubricants and oils is recommended. Note that lubricants, even when not containing spermicidal substances like nonocynol-9, can hold other ingredients poisonous to sperm. ConceivEase, a gynecologist developed product, is recommended when attempting to conceive. Utilizing natural treatments like herbs and vitamins can improve both sperm count in men and regulation of the ovulation cycle in women.
Sexual positions for aiding Conceiving
Some amount of controversy has been attributed to the effect of sexual positions on conceiving. While the opinion of a large number of persons is that gravitation pull can greatly assist in the procedure of conceiving, there are no scientific facts proving these claims. Vaginal mucus is the main mean of assisting sperm movement on the way to the egg. A position such as when the woman is on top is not advisable. A Toni Weschler (MS) claims that sexual relations from behind, with the woman positioned on the hands and knees, can give the sperm more access to the cervix, when exhibiting a case of a tipped uterus. It is also suggested to raise the hips after sexual relation, by placing a pillow underneath the woman’s hips for 15 to 20 minutes. This assists the sperm in arriving to the cervix. A specialized infertility pillow is not required, and neither is raising legs up into the air. Avoiding baths and hot water is critical, as this can lower the production rate of sperm and possibly lead to the sperm not entering far enough. Another untested method involves the need for the woman to achieve orgasm, theoretically aiding the movement of sperm due to orgasm induced contractions.
To converse and communicate with persons dealing with similar issues it is advised to join an online Infertility Support Group such as Endometriosis, Miscarriage, and Pregnancy or PCOS.