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Conception: The Stripped Down Version of How to Get Pregnant

A working knowledge of the reproductive system and the conception process is helpful for any woman who is trying to conceive. In order for conception to occur, certain biological processes in both the man and woman’s body must take place at the right time.

Ovulation and Pregnancy

A woman’s menstrual cycle typically contains an average of seven fertile days when she is most likely to get pregnant. Following a surge of luteinizing hormone (LH), ovulation will occur. Women with a 28-day menstrual cycle usually ovulate on day 13-15, but that will vary with longer or shorter cycles. However, since sperm can live up to several days, and an egg up to 24 hours, women can get pregnant from intercourse that occurred either before or after ovulation.

Certain ovulation signs will occur to let you know you are about to ovulate. Your cervical mucus will increase and change to a white, slippery consistency, which creates a healthy environment for sperm to travel. Also, your basal body temperature will rise and you may experience breast tenderness during ovulation.

Fertilization

Sexual intercourse during your fertile days is more likely to result in conception. After ovulation, an egg is released down the fallopian tubes. If intercourse is timed correctly, between 100 and 300 million motile sperm have the potential to fertilize the egg in the fallopian tube. When the sperm penetrates the egg, fertilization occurs, and the resulting zygote already has its complete genetic makeup.

Implantation

Several days after the egg has been fertilized, implantation will begin. This is the process where the zygote travels to the uterus and attaches itself to the uterine wall, usually seven to 10 days after ovulation.

Once attached to the uterine wall, the fertilized egg and developing placenta will begin to give off hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), a hormone that facilitates a stable environment for the egg. Three to four weeks after your last period, your hCG levels should rise high enough to test positively in a pregnancy test.

During implantation, some women may experience a small amount of bleeding or spotting, which is known as implantation bleeding. Also called implantation spotting, this normally occurs a week to a few days before a woman’s period would start. Around one-third of women experience some kind of implantation bleeding, which looks like a discharge with pinkish or brownish blood.

Have you been trying to conceive for several months? If you're experiencing trouble conceiving or suspect an infertility condition, you should consider consulting with a fertility specialist. To locate a doctor near you, feel free to request the assistance of one of our Patient Care Coordinators by calling us toll-free at 855-955-2229 or submitting a form to us . We're happy to help you schedule a consultation.

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Hi, i have been marriage for three years, now i want to get pregant we r been try to have a baby can u suggest the some thing i could get pregant soon

Thanks&Regards
IRENE FERNANDES

I hav been trying to get pregnant for 8 months now. I dont hav d ovulation signs i usually hav again since last year. Wat drug shud i take to enhance fertilization?

Hi Dachu, Have you consulted a fertility doctor? If you are under the age of 35 and trying to conceive for one year, or over the age of 35 and trying to conceive for 6 months, it is time to talk to a fertility specialist. Give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) and we can help you connect with a fertility doctor in your area. Best, Kim

Hi,i have been trying to conceive for four months now.kindly suggest on positive ways to get pregnant

Hi
I have been trying to get pregnant for 2months now and i have not been successful, I even try having sex on my ovulation date which was 10 of last month.

Please help me out.

Hi i have been trying to get pregnant even last week we had sex with my boyfriend but this week i got my periods i realy thought i was preg but when i saw my periods i became very disappointed,is there something wrong with me? Plz help

Me and my boyfriend have been trying too it's been like almost a year and still can't get pregnant

If you are under 35, most fertility doctors would say to wait until one year of trying to conceive, before scheduling an appointment. If you are over 35, it's six months. In the interim, you may want to use an over-the-counter ovulation predictor kit to determine if/when you are ovulating. That can help you better time sex for getting pregnant or whether you are not ovulating regularly. Best, Claire

hi me nd my boyfriend have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months now. nd it doesnt seem to be working at all. can u give me some advice on how to get pregnant please. thank you

Hello I have a 11 yr old boy and was on the pill for the last 9 yrs but now am ready for a new baby. So we have decided to try so its been 1 yr now since i stopped taking the pill but i still havent been able to get pregnant. I am 35 and dont want to wait much longer. Please any ideas?

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i went off of the pill 10 months ago and my fiance and i have been trying to conceive a baby since then. we are both 24 years old, which i have read is a very firtile age for woman. i had a miscarriage 3 years ago, i was four months pregnant at the time, and had to have a dnc surgery. could this have caused infertility? we have intercourse every other day, if not every day so the chances should be great but we are getting close to the one year marker of trying and i am getting very worried. neither of us have any other children so this first one is very important to us. please help.

My fiance' and I have been trying to get pregnant to 2 years now with no success. I have had my progesterone tested witch was fine. He had an accident many years ago to and had to be put on steroids and afterward was told that his sperm count was low. We have tried tracking my cycle and ovulation period and every month is different. On top of it all my doctor doesn't seem to be very helpful or informative. We are both getting frustrated and don't know what to do at this point. PLEASE HELP!!!

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i want to get pregnant again but i;v had my tubes tied and i was wondering if their was a way around it. like taking his sperm and planting it in my eggs. they are still good but they are just blocked. and would it be cheaper to do it that way than having them untied which i already looked up and it is a very costly procedure. please help!

HELLO, AM A 29 YEAR OLD FEMALE THAT HAS BEEN GOING THOUGH HELL TRYING 2 GET PREGNANT. FIRST OF ALL, WOW I GUESS AM THE ONLY ONE ON HERE THAT HAS BEEN TRYING FOR A LONG TIME. I FIRST GOT PREGNANT IN MARCH OF 2005 I WAS ABOUT 8WKS WHEN I HAD MY MISCARRIAGE I WAS MARRIED FOR 8 YEARS WITH MY HUSBAND EITHER HIM OR I HAD ANY CHILDREN BUT I BEEN TRYING EVERY SINCE BUT HERES THE HELL PART I FOUND OUT THAT I HAD LUPUS BUT I WAS STILL TRYING TO GET PREGNANT THEN ON TOP OF THAT MY HUSBAND LEFT ME BECAUSE OF BOTH SITUATION SO WE GOT A DIVORCE THEN AFTER THAT HE HAS A BABY GIRL I FELT HURT BUT NOW I HAVE A WONDER MAN NOW I WANT TO MY MAKE HIM HAPPY AND MY FAMILY THE ONLY THING I WANT IS TO A HAVE A CHILD BEFORE I LEAVE THIS WORLD SO MY FAMILY CAN HAVE SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY. I BEEN DOING EVERY THING LIKE TRACKING MY CYCLE OVULATION.CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME!!! THANKS

Hi, if u r not pregnant yet u should do some research on getting pregnant naturally. There are a lot of great e-books out there on the Web & also really good websites to help women conceive naturally & quickly.

Hello, I'm a 26 yr old female who has been trying for almost 7 yrs to get pregnant again. I had my daughter in 2003 and had a miscarriage in 2006. I have been trying everything to get pregnant, counting days, checking body temp, you name it, I did it. Does anyone have any advice? If so, please e-mail me at:kecnklc@yahoo.com. Just mention in the subject that it's about getting pregnant. Thanks for reading.

Kelly

I'm about to be 26 and I'm trying to have a baby as well all I can say is don't think about it and one day your wish will come from god

U know Iam sorry even me I'm tryng to have a baby I'm 27yrs.this thing has been stressing me I feel like my man will leave me coz I can't get pregnant I don't know what to do please help!!

I am so sorry you are going through this. Have you been trying to conceive for one year? If so, we can help you find a fertility doctor in the US. Give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229).

Regards,
Kim

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for almost a year now. I've never been on any kind of contraceptive and I'm in my early 20's. He has two children from a previous marriage but I do not have any and I just want a family. I have been tracking my cycle, my fertility days..and my ovulation. I have been trying harder the past 4 months and still every test that comes up negative puts me further away from my dream. If anyone has any suggestions please help. Thank you.

-A

Hi, I have been with my fiance for 1 year and 9 months on 8-17-2010. We started trying to conceive on our 1 year 1 month anniversary. August 2010 is the 9th month we have been trying to conceive. Neither of us have any kids. So this would be our first if any body could give me any tips on how to get pregnant. We have our own place and we have a lonely spare room that we want to make into a nursery. This is so frustrating. I have a 28 day cycle (regular cycle). I bleed heavy when I have my period. We would love to get pregnant this month (august of 2010). I am using ovulation predictor kits this month so that would help out. But if you have any tips or advice please feel free to email me at ghettofrog1991@aol.com. Any advice or tips like what kind of supplements to take,what kinds of herbs to take, sex poistions,and if you heard any tips about choosing the babys gender naturally let me know. We really want a little baby boy. We are both young. We are both 19 (soon to be 20). Any information that somebody has told you and that you tried let me know if it was successful for you. Please help. We really want a baby and could support a baby. Thanks!!

im 36 and i want a baby what all do i need to do before we start trying

Hi I am 35 years old and have stage 3 endomeortistis my husband and i have been trying to have a child for 8 years now. I have not been on any treatments or been to a fertlity clinic yet. just wondering if there was anything i could try on my own before going to a fertlilty clinic

You absolutely should see a reproductive endocrinologist - a fertility doctor. Use the Find a Doctor search on FertilityAuthority - it's on the top right of every page.

I wish you the best of luck.

Hi,

I am 29 and my partner is 31. We have been together for 4 years now.
I was on the pill for the first 3 years more or less. So for the past 12 months we have been off the pill and have been trying to get pregnant.
My doctor is of no help at all, just says it takes time??
We dont know whats good, whats bad, whats right or whats wrong in things to do or try to increase the chances of us getting pregnant.
This is the only thing we want for and plan to have many children, im very worried theres sometyhing wrong with me though?
any suggestions would be greatly recieved.
thank you.

If you've been trying for a year unsuccessfully, you should see a fertility doctor - a reproductive endocrinologist (RE). Use the search feature on this site to find one in your area. It may be as simple as you're not timing sex right for conception, but since it's been a year, you should really see an RE and let him/her help you determine why you're not getting pregnant.

hi i'm 22 years and my husband is 30,almost 2 years leaving together but still cant form a baby,i have an irregular period,i've been already see a doctor and advices me to get ultrasound and the result of it is that i have a unbalanced ovary,but it was last year result,the doctor just give a medicine for me but i stop taking it now.please help me how to do,thank you so much!

i have the exact same problem and i am also22 my partner is 30 n i have a tilted uterus, we have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years but gettingno where, did u do anything more? or get pregnant?

hi,
l am 25 years old and boyfriend 48 years old ,we have been trying to get a baby together over a year now but no positive news .pls help me out

hi
i am 23 years old and i have had two kids before i was 20. after i had my youngest son i had an IUD placed in my cervex for birth control. now some years later. i would very much like to have another baby. i have had my IUD removed and i have been tracking my cycle and have been using ovulation test to predict my fertile days for months and have had no luck. im 23 but my partner is 33. im not sure what the problem is. plz help me. thank you

hello i just had intra vaginal insemination performed from donor sperm on may 6th i was wondering what day should i take a home pregnancy test and is a tiny bit on green vaginal discharge normal it has been seven days since procedure can that be an early sign of conception or fertilization

Hi Ladies,
I'm 38 years old. I have 3 beautiful healthy children ages 12, 10, and 8. I was always very fertile because all 3 of my children were conceived while on the pill. My x-husband had a vasectomy while I was pregnant with our 3rd child. I had not given any thought to pregnancy until after my divorce 1.5 years ago. My fiance is only 29 and wants to have a child. I love him very much and would like to share this experience with him. We have been having unprotected sex for 8 months and I have not gotten pregnant. I am beginning to worry as I will be 39 in August and then it seems almost impossible to get pregnant. We cannot afford IVF so what can I do besides tracking my ovulation and taking prenatal vitamins? HELP?

Hi I am 38 too and trying to get pregnant , I will be 39 in nov .i have been using ovulation tests for the last 3-4 months now and nothing has happened I have been off the pill for a year . Thinking of seeing the GP to get some tests done . Have you seen a doctor ?

You don't really want to spend too much time trying - You'll want to test your day 3 blood and get an understanding of your ovarian health. They say to see a fertility expert after trying for 6 months if you're over 35. Good luck and let us know if we can help you find a doctor.

My wife and I are trying to conceive and we are planning a little getaway that involves a hotel room with a jacuzzi. We are aware that a temperature of above 93 degrees risks damage to the sperm in a man's testicles, but we are curious about the risks of taking a bubble bath either immediately before or during lovemaking. Our particular concern is whether the bubble bath could lead to birth defects either by altering the chemistry of the womb or by causing damage to sperm in the vaginal canal--damage that would permit a sperm to fertilize an egg but that would compromise its genetic material or the fertilization process. So, in short, would making love during or after a bubble bath risk harm to the child conceived as a result of that lovemaking?

Hello i hav 5 children 1 past away n my othaz gt tookn 4rm me. 4 da last 2 yearz ive been tryna get pregant. No sucess yet i try 2 hav sex everytyme im nt on my cycle. I juz wuna start a lyfe My fiance n i wnt children by hym. My ? Iz cud i juz b tryn 2 hard or iz God telln me he dnt wnt me 2 hav no more children

you got kids taken,and you talk like you are 12..dont have any kids!

I had 2 d&c's a month after my daughter was born for residing placental tissue. The first one was supposed to get all of it but it tissue was missed and I went in for a second one the next weekend. During the first one after the D&C procedure he used the "scrapper" and the second one they did not and just used the currtage to remove the tissue. I was wondering if this would effect me getting pregnant?

Hi Collegelovingmommy,

I can definitely help you find a fertility doctor in your area who can answer your questions. Feel free to email me at carecoordinator@fertilityauthority.com. I would also need a little more information from you.

Regards,
Kim

I am a victim of stray bullet attacked by the armed robbers in d year 2009 which entered through my stomarch & passed out narrowly to my spinal cord b4 getn marriage in d yr 2011. Since then we av been tryn our best to get a child of our own. We consulted doctors bt we are told no problem but yet we are still hoping to get one. Can this affects my delay in pregnancy? What like to be our solution? We still hope in God doing & ever hope in Him (GOD).

I've been Married for ten years with my husband I've been trying to get pregnant for nine of the ten years Im desperate I need advice I'm not on birth control my tubes aren't tied I have 4 children their 13 12 10 & 9 I'm ready and financially stable for my 5th but there's a problem my husband has a problem where his testies go back up and can come back down like their un attached could that be the problem and does anyone know what it is called and is he would be fertile or not please someone I need advice this is putting a strain on my marriage

Alisha,

Your questions could be best answered by a fertility doctor.Please give us a call at 1-855-955-2229 and we can help you find a fertility doctor in your area.

Best,
Kim

I first became pregnant at 19. i had a miscarriage at 9 weeks, but the doc chose not to perform a dnc .. i have never since became pregnant. i am now 27. i feel like time is running out.. i also don't have money or insurance to cover costly procedures. what do i do? and is there any available lost cost help

Hi is it possible to get pregnant during a low fertility stage of ovulation?

Hi Zoey,

Your most fertile days are right around the time of ovulation, but in order to understand when your body ovulates and the days YOU are most fertile, you should consult a fertility doctor.

Best,
Kim

Hi is it possible to get pregnant during a low fertility stage of ovulation?

Was wonderin if any1 could help me an my partner has been tryin for a baby for 4yrs we had all tests done an everythin fine

Hi,i have been in a relationship 4 4yrz nw,my boyfriend nd i we hv been tryng 4 a yr to get pregnant bt it doesn't happen and we are desparet please help us how to do it right.

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