Getting Pregnant

Pregnancy is a matter of chance, it doesn’t always happen even if you follow all the best advice. The time required to get pregnant varies greatly between different couples. Having said that,.we’ve outlined some steps which could help you along the way.

Your Health

We’ve discussed how your health influences your chances of conceiving in Your Health…


It is improtant to have sex at the right time, and the right time is just before ovulation. If you have a regular 28-day cycle, you can therefore predict that ovulation is likely to occur , on around Day 14. If your cycle length varies a great deal, it is hard to calculate the mid point. However ovulation can be detected in other ways.

– Temperature

After ovulation, a woman’s ‘rest’ body temperature rises by around 0.2°C, and keeps at this level until menstruation begins. To notice this rise, you need to take your temperature every morning and record it.
If you discover a pattern, you should have sex just before your temperature is due to rise. This should be your most fertile time.

– Predictor Kits

Ovulation kits measure the level of hormones in the body and help work out the best time to conceive.

– More sex

The more often you have sex (around the right time), the more likely you are of having sex while you are fertile and conceiving.

Male contribution

The best temperature for sperm production is 2-3°C below the temperature of the rest of the body. Wearing tight pants or trousers, can raise the temperature of the testes and lower sperm production. - Pregnancy, Baby & Parenting information