How often you should be having sex to get pregnant

How often you should have sex if you’re trying to get pregnant is up to you. There’s no rule that says if you have sex X times you will get pregnant, and it’s not necessarily true that the more you do it, the more likely you are to get pregnant.

Sex throughout the month

While some ladies may feel more confident tracking their cycle to find out when they’re most likely to be in their fertility window, some ladies find this increases anxiety and make ruins the fun.

If you prefer to simply go with the flow and have unprotected sex throughout the month with the aim of getting pregnant, it’s recommended that you have sex every second day when you’re not on your period. The theory behind this is that if you’re having sex continuously throughout the month, at some point you will be in your fertility window and therefore giving yourself the best chance to conceive.

There’s nothing wrong with having unprotected sex every day but don’t be too hard on yourself if you miss a day or two as sperm can survive for up to 5 days and still fertilise the egg.

Sex during your fertile window

If you choose to track your cycle to give you an indication of when you might be ovulating, it’s recommended that you have unprotected sex every day of your fertility window. Your fertility window is the five days before ovulation and the day of ovulation.

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