Below are some suggestions, how you can get pregnant faster. However some cases may be unique in nature. Specialized consultation from doctor is recommended.
Step 1: Go Off Your Birth Control
Have you been popping those little white pills since your high school days? Take a pass on your prescription a few months before you plan to start trying for the baby. After you have been using birth control for a while, it may take your body a few cycles to start ovulating regularly and be primed for pregnancy.
Just remember: Once you stop using birth control, you can get pregnant at any time!
Step 2: Figure Out Your Fertile Days
No matter how often you and your partner get horizontal, if you skip the key days out of the month when your egg is raring to go, you won’t get pregnant.
Today, most doctors recommend using ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) for a more accurate measure of ovulation. Though you can still use basal body temperature (BBT) charting, OPKs give you advance warning that your egg is about to be released, so you can plan accordingly. OPKs work by detecting a surge in luteinizing hormone (LH) in your urine, which occurs about 36 to 48 hours before you ovulate.
There are two basic types of OPKs available: Those you use only around the week before you ovulate (these are better for women with very regular cycles, since you need a rough idea of when you ovulate to know when to start using the kit) and those you use every day of the month (a better choice for women with less regular cycles; they’re also a bit pricier).
Note: For the most approximate way to determine when you ovulate, subtract 14 from the length of your cycle.
Step 3: Have Sex Before You Ovulate
Those hardy sperm can stick around in your uterus and fallopian tubes for two to three days, but your egg only lasts for 12 to 24 hours after it’s released. So having sex before you ovulate boosts the chances that there will be sperm around to greet your egg as soon as it debuts.
For a typical 28-day cycle (where you ovulate on day 14), here’s what you’ll do:
a. Start having sex a few times a week as soon as your period ends. Getting busy that often ensures you won’t miss your most fertile time, especially if your cycle length varies from month to month.
b. Make a point to have sex every other day starting around day 10.
c. When you have a positive result on your OPK (around day 12), have sex that day and the next two days — these are your primo days out of the month to conceive.
Step 4: Sex Session Dos
a. Lie on your back after sex. As the vagina naturally slopes downward, resting on your back after sex allows sperm to pool there, which gives them an edge in swimming toward your egg.
b. Have sex before bed. Though some sources report that sperm count is highest in the morning, the truth is that there’s no optimal time of day to have sex. However, doing so before you hit the hay is an easy way to ensure you stay on your back afterward.
c. Keep it vanilla(ish). While there’s no single sex position that’s best for baby-making (or for choosing your baby’s sex), stick to one where you’ll be on your back when it’s over.
Step 5: Sex Session Don’t s
a. Use lube to give sperm a leg up. Some people may think that a lubricant may help sperm move more quickly, but the truth is that this can actually hinder your pregnancy efforts. Many formulas may alter the pH balance in the vagina and decrease sperm mobility.
b. Worry if you don’t have an orgasm. A great perk of satisfying sex, sure, but don’t count on your postcoital bliss to help you get pregnant more quickly. Though some speculate that orgasms boost conception by drawing more sperm into the vagina and uterus, this theory lacks scientific proof.
c. Worry about boxers vs. briefs. Because some fertility problems in men stem from a condition where the temperature in the testicles is excessively warm, which affects sperm production, it’s natural to believe that favoring briefs over boxers could hinder conception.
Step 6: Get Ready to Test
The earlier you know you’re pregnant, the sooner you can see your doctor to start prenatal care and make sure your eating, drinking, and other habits are as healthy as possible. Though some of today’s home pregnancy tests allow you to start testing super-early (as soon as 10 days after you ovulate), you’ll get the most accurate results if you wait until the day you expect to get your period.
Home pregnancy tests work by detecting levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in your urine. Levels of this hormone, produced by the placenta, continue to rise in early pregnancy.
If my periods are irregular, will it be harder for me to get pregnant?
Most women have about 12 periods a year, but some have fewer and some skip months or don’t get a period at all. Stress, heavy exercise, dramatic weight loss or gain — all of these can cause interruptions in your period. The more irregular your period is, the more difficult it is to predict ovulation.
Say your cycle is 28 days one month, 21 days the next month, and 32 days the following month. Keep a record of your menstrual cycles for several months. Then subtract 17 from your shortest cycle and 11 from your longest cycle. The days in between the two are the ones you’re most likely to be fertile.
If your cycles are irregular and more than 35 days apart or longer, you should consider seeing your ob-gyn or a fertility specialist to check for other causes of an irregular cycle, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), ovarian dysfunction, thyroid disorder, excessive weight loss or an elevated prolactin level.
Can’t we just try and see what happens?
Of course, you don’t have to plot basal body temperature or keep complicated logs if you don’t want to. You don’t even need to have an orgasm to get pregnant. Try having sex at least two to three times a week consistently, and the law of averages probably will prevail.