Ovulation: Achieve and Conceive?
Rise in Basal Body Temperature
Ovulation Test Kits
Increasing Your Chances of Conceiving
- Frequent intercourse will increase your chance of getting pregnant during your fertile period. It will not decrease male fertility.
- Lubricants can slow sperm motility. You may want to avoid their use if you are trying to conceive.
- Use a combination of all these methods. (called symptothermal).
- It may be more difficult to conceive in the first few months after stopping the use of birth control.
- Lifestyle factors can effect your ability to conceive. Avoid smoking. If you are overweight, consider losing weight. Reduce stress.
- Increased age can affect fertility .
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists http://www.acog.org
Women's Health—US Department of Health and Human Services http://www.womenshealth.gov
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
Infertility. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated December 4, 2012. Accessed November 5, 2012.
Kutteh WH, Chao CH, Ritter JO, Byrd W. Vaginal lubricants for the infertile couple: effect on sperm activity. Int J Fertil Menopausal Stud. 1996 Jul-Aug;41(4):400-4.
Menstruation and the Menstrual Cycle Fact Sheet. United States Department of Health and Human Services Womens Health website. Available at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/health-topics/a-z-topic/pubs-orgs.cfm?topic=416. Updated October 21, 2009. Accessed December 5, 2012.
Natural Family Planning. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq024.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20121205T1356158818. Accessed December 5, 2012.
Pregnancy. Trying to Conceive. United States Department of Health and Human Services Womens Health website. Available at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/before-you-get-pregnant/trying-to-conceive.html. Updated September 27, 2012. Accessed December 5, 2012.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 12/2012 -
- Update Date: 12/05/2012 -
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
Copyright © EBSCO Publishing
All rights reserved.