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Trying to conceive: 10 tips for women
How to get pregnant - Mayo Clinic
We know that sex leads to pregnancy , but how soon after sex could you really get pregnant? The answer isn't exact. It's actually a range—it could be within minutes or could take a few days. Here's how long it takes to get pregnant, how to maximize your chance of conceiving, and when you can expect pregnancy symptoms to begin. Once couples start trying to have a baby, most expect that they will be pregnant right away. The reality is that it can take as long as a year for couples under the age of 35 to conceive. A delay in getting pregnant is often caused by mistiming sexual intercourse.
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Back to Pregnancy. Yes, although the risk of getting pregnant in this way is very low. If you want to avoid getting pregnant, you should use contraception. A man's semen the liquid produced when he ejaculates or "comes" contains millions of sperm. One ejaculation can contain more than million sperm.
To optimize women's fertility, taking better care of their bodies is a good first step. But what else can women do to improve their odds of having a baby? The most important advice for a woman who wants to get pregnant is to get to know her body, specifically her menstrual cycle, said Dr. Mary Ellen Pavone, a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and medical director of the in-vitro fertilization program at Northwestern Medicine's Fertility and Reproductive Medicine department in Chicago.