How frequently should we have sex and which positions are best for conception?
If you’re trying to conceive, the best time to have intercourse is on the day you ovulate and the five days leading up to it.
My wife and I have been trying to get pregnant for about ten months, and I remember reading somewhere that it’s actually possible to make love too often? If this is true, how often should we be having intercourse, when is the ideal time, and can you suggest the best positions for conception please? I’m 37 and my wife is 34.
If you’re trying to conceive, the best time to have intercourse is on the day you ovulate and the five days leading up to it. Your wife can work out her ‘fertile window’ with an ovulation calendar (try www.babycentre.co.uk) or a kit from a chemists. And she should look out for her cervical mucus becoming clearer, wetter and more slippery when she’s ovulating.
If you have a normal sperm count, then you’re fine to have intercourse once a day on your fertile days. But if your sperm count is low, then it’s advisable to make love every other day at this time, so you can build up to your most fertile level (we’re talking quality as opposed to quantity!).
The best positions are with you on top or rear entry, as these will help to pool the sperm close to wife’s cervix. She’ll increase her chances even more if she then lies on her back with her legs slightly raised for 20 mins. It’s worth noting that four out of ten healthy couples in their 30s will take more than twelve months to conceive, but consider having a chat with your GP so they can start monitoring things for you both - and Good Luck!
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