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Best Way to Conceive a Child

Best Way to Conceive a Child

Best Way to Conceive a Child


You liked our previous article on 5 Natural Rules to Promote the Arrival of a Child. This new post will focus on the fertile period, which will help you prepare for your baby’s arrival. Let’s start without further delay.


 – Fertilization: meeting between ovum and spermatozoa

 – Period of fertility and ovulation

 – The temperature curve method


The fertile female period is limited to a few days during each menstrual cycle. Knowing your fertile period is, therefore, the best way to conceive a child!

Fertilization: meeting between egg and spermatozoa

For fertilization to occur, the meeting between sperm and egg is necessary. When is the best time for this meeting to take place?

Sperm can survive up to 3 days in the female genital tract. An egg lives and remains fertile for 48 hours after ovulation.

The encounter between sperm and egg during each menstrual cycle is limited to 5 to 6 days. Sexual intercourse can be fertilizing if it takes place within 3 days before ovulation or within 2 days after ovulation.

Caution: stress during ovulation reduces the chances of conceiving a child by 27 to 46%, whether or not it is your first child.) In this respect, activities such as sophrology, meditation or yoga could be beneficial.

Fertile time and ovulation

Best Way to Conceive a Child

Therefore, the precise date of ovulation is essential to define the fertile period!

In theory, for a woman with regular cycles, ovulation occurs 14 days before the new period. For example, a woman with a 28-day cycle will ovulate on the 14th day of her cycle, and a woman with a 30-day cycle will ovulate on the 16th day of her cycle…

It is not so simple in practice because few women have completely regular cycles. To better know the ovulation period, it is possible to use the temperature curve method or ovulation tests.

The temperature curve method

Best Way to Conceive a Child

The temperature curve method allows you to know if ovulation is occuring and to evaluate the possible dates of the next ovulation.

This method consists of taking your rectal temperature every morning when you wake up and drawing a curve with all the daily values. Examining the curve makes it possible to determine when ovulation occurred (24 to 48 hours before the curve drops). The rectal temperature increases by half a degree 24 to 48 hours after the egg has been released from the ovary.

Ideally, it should be repeated for at least 3 consecutive months to know if the cycles are regular or not and to know their average duration. In this way, estimating the predictive day of ovulation (14 days before the new period) will be easier.

The temperature curve method proves that ovulation has taken place but does not allow predicting it. Ovulation tests can be used to determine when ovulation will occur.

Note: Determining the fertile period is used in the so-called natural methods of contraception. The principle is to practice abstinence during the fertile period.

The Billings method can also be used (by observing mucus) to determine the time of ovulation and, therefore, the fertile period.

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