Tag Archives: fertility & conception

Your Odds of Getting Pregnant If You Have Sex After Ovulation

Your chance of getting pregnant after ovulation is small. One day past ovulation, your odds are between zero and 11 percent. But don’t let that stop you from having sex! You may be mistaken about your exact day of ovulation. Plus, sex after fertilization may boost your odds of pregnancy. Your Odds of Conceiving Before and After Ovulation Ideally, if…

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Getting Pregnant After Vasectomy Reversal

Getting pregnant after vasectomy reversal is possible. With micro-surgical repair, an average of 90 percent will regain sperm after three to six months, and an average of 73 percent will achieve pregnancy after a year. That said, success rates and time frames vary significantly depending on how many years have passed since the vasectomy, whether…

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Can You Have Fertile Cervical Mucus but Not Ovulate?

If you are trying to get pregnant, you’re likely aware that fertile cervical mucus and a sustained rise in temperature are two important signs that it’s time. But what does it mean if you have days of fertile cervical mucus but your temperature seems to be all over the place? What could be causing this…

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5 Surprising Things You Don’t Know About Ovulation

Ever visit the zoo and witness the bright red bottoms of female baboons and macaques? Those blush butts signal the male mates that it’s breeding time. Thankfully, humans don’t experience such obvious (and embarrassing!) signs of impending ovulation and fertility. But… our most fertile days don’t go without notice. A woman’s fertile window — the time…

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How to Get Pregnant Without Sexual Intercourse

You can get pregnant without having sexual intercourse. While ideally, semen should be deposited as close to the cervix as possible to get pregnant (as it would be after vaginal intercourse), you can conceive as long as semen gets anywhere near the vagina or vaginal opening. This may occur if a man ejaculates outside the…

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Top Sperm-Friendly and Natural Lubricants for Fertility

Sperm friendly lubricants are important when you’re trying to conceive. Using common lubricants probably won’t keep you from getting pregnant, but they can lower your chances for success. Regular lubricants have been shown in research to inhibit sperm movement, cause DNA damage, and even kill sperm. Many couples who are facing infertility need to use lubricants.…

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Can I Get Pregnant If I Just Stopped Birth Control?

If you are considering pregnancy, you might wonder how easy it is to get pregnant. I mean, can’t you just stop taking birth control? The answer is that yes, you may be able to just get pregnant by discontinuing your birth control. This goes for almost any type of birth control. (Remember that some forms of…

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Can You Get Pregnant Without Having a Period?

Can you get pregnant without having a period in months? Yes, it’s possible. But it’s not likely. If you’re not getting your periods, this is a good reason to see your gynecologist. There are some normal—and some not-so-normal—reasons this can occur. What could cause you not to get your periods? Could you be pregnant and not…

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7 Things to Know Before Your First Appointment With a Fertility Doctor

You’ve been trying to have a baby for some time with no success. Should you see a fertility doctor? If you’re under 35, have been actively trying to conceive, and have not been using birth control for 12 months or more, make an appointment with a fertility doctor, or reproductive endocrinologist (sometimes referred to as an RE).…

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How Charting Cervical Mucus Can Help You Get Pregnant Faster

Is your cervical mucus watery or dry? Clear and stretchy? Believe it or not, paying attention to your normal vaginal discharge can help you get pregnant. You may have heard of The Billings Ovulation Method. The Billings Ovulation Method is a natural family planning method that relies heavily on cervical mucus changes. Women use it to conceive…

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8 Signs of Ovulation That Help Detect Your Most Fertile Time

Ovulation symptoms aren’t difficult to notice. Once you know what to look for, you’ll be surprised how easy it can be. Just about every person trying to get pregnant wants to know when it’s ovulation day. Ovulation is when an egg is released from the ovary. When the egg is ovulated, you want sperm waiting in the fallopian tubes available to fertilize…

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