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how do you know when is the best dates to try to conceive?

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aimeemummy Fri 17-Jul-09 08:16:18

how do you know when is the best dates to try to conceive?

Zeeky Fri 17-Jul-09 19:41:43

Thought I would reply as no-one else has.

Usually best dates to conceive are the few days around ovulation. To work out when you ovulate you can use an ovulation kit (pee on a stick every day for a few days in first half of cycle and it will detect in the surge in hormones running up to ovulation) or monitor your curvical fluid (it gets very slimy like egg-white just before ovulation). The average for a 28 day cycle is to ovulate on day 14, but this varies from person to person (I found out after 6 months of trying to conceive that I actually ovulate quite late in my cycle around day 18 so had been timing sex at completely the wrong time each month!)

Hope all this helps. There is loads of info on the internet or the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni someone is very good smile

DarrellRivers Fri 17-Jul-09 19:44:12

And fertilityfriend is really really helpful

Zeeky Fri 17-Jul-09 19:55:21

Yes forgot to mention www.fertilityfriend.com Really really useful even if you don;t go down the taking temperature route.

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