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Getting pregnant can be one of the most amazing experience of a woman and her partner. While some pregnancies come by surprise, some may take a lot of time and effort. Understanding the science of pregnancy can make things a lot easier for you. Here the basic facts you should know about getting pregnant.

Your age may affect your chance of getting pregnant. Studies have proved that the chance of conceiving decreases as you age. In general, your chances will drop after you reach the age of 30; and it will drop even faster after your 40th birthday.

A sperm does not have a lot of time to fertilize an egg. The opportunity of fertilization is only about 3 to 5 days before the ovulation day and the ovulation day itself. In fact, the prime time is a couple of days previous to the ovulation.

Your ovulation day may not always be punctual. Sometimes, it can be a few days early or late. So, in order not to miss it, the couple should have sex at least 3 times per week.

You can conceive right after getting off your birth control pills, although it might take some time for the ovulation to become normal. And yes, it is completely safe. Your baby will be as healthy as ever.

Healthy babies come from healthy parents. As a result, if you do not have a very healthy lifestyle, it is time to start one. Eat healthy food, exercise regularly, take supplements and update your vaccines.

The pregnancy test is the only way to know for sure if you are pregnant. Possible symptoms of pregnancy such as breast tenderness and fatigue can also be signs of your menstrual cycle or another illness. If your test is positive, you should schedule a visit to your doctor.

Generally, a couple will probably conceive within a year of unprotected sex. However, as everyone is different, you and your partner might need more time. It is important to be patient with yourself. But if it is taking you too long, you should go to a medical expert for help. Infertility happens to both women and men. Fortunately, many effective treatments are available.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnose or treatment.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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