Pregnancy and children: How to get pregnant?

If you want to maximise your chances of getting pregnant the following is must-know info... Ovulation occurs mid-way through the menstrual cycle although it varies from woman to woman and even from month to month. Conception needs to occur around the 24-hour period when the egg is travelling to the fallopian tube.


Changes in secretions are often a sign of impending ovulation – clear and slippery compared to cloudy and sticky after.


Monitoring body temperature can be an indicator, too, as it can rise during ovulation making the two or three days beforehand prime conception time. So keep a calendar of your temperature as you wake every morning to try to predict your ovulation.


As sperm can survive for three days inside the body, have sex for a few days before and after you think you're due to ovulate to maximise your chances of there being an egg to fertilise, although having simply sex two or three times a week regularly means you're likely to hit a fertile patch without too much calculation.