The chances of becoming pregnant in one calendar month are around 25%. This means that if you are actively trying to get pregnant you should do so within 6 months to a year.
Around 90% of couples will become pregnant within 18 months. If you suspect a problem talk to your doctor about it as each and every couple have individual circumstances that may hinder there chances of becoming pregnant straight away.
As your age increases the chances of becoming pregnant decrease to around 15% per cycle. If you are aged 35+ it is recommended that if you have you have been trying to get pregnant for 6 months or more and are not pregnant then you should book a visit to your local doctor or fertility specialist.
To maximize your chances of becoming pregnant ensure you follow these simple guidelines.
1. Find out when you are ovulating and have intercourse on and around these days. Most people ovulate in the middle of their cycle so try to have intercourse from around days 10-20 of your cycle.
2. Make sure you are at a healthy weight and are eating lots of foods high in nutrients and taking folic acid – this reduces birth defects and helps prepare your body for pregnancy.
3. Relax and enjoy making babies. Over 30% of women cannot conceive because they are too stressed out. This affects your ovulation and can hinder your chances of becoming pregnant.