So, you and your partner are ready to have a baby! You’ve already begun taking VitaPrep, a streamlined prenatal vitamin containing folic acid and FertilPrep, an exclusive supplement with NAC (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine), which helps thin cervical mucus, facilitating transport of sperm to egg.

And, of course, your partner is taking Male FertilPrep to help support his sperm concentration (numbers), motility (ability to swim), and morphology (shape).

You both have converted your not-so-great eating habits to a fertility-boosting TTC diet and are even exercising 3 times a week to enhance your reproductive health.

Now the only thing left to do is to the do the darn thing!

So… Is there a difference between having just-for-fun sex and TTC sex? Is there a combination of sex positions that help you get a bun in the oven faster? An essential oil? What gives?

Easy, aspiring mama! The only difference between regular sex and doing that baby dance is timing and frequency. Read on to learn the best way to plan sexual intercourse when trying to get pregnant.

Timing

It is critical to plan intercourse with your partner around your most fertile days. A woman is most fertile during ovulation, which occurs when a woman releases an egg that may be fertilized by sperm, leading to conception. To optimize this short time frame, we suggest having sex every other day during your ovulation cycle while taking PregPrep’s FertilPrep Daily.

Need a hand? Use our Ovulation Calendar to track your most fertile days. All you have to do is input the duration of your cycle and the date of your last period, then click View Results for an estimate of your most fertile days.

The days featuring a check mark illustrate the best days to plan intercourse around.

Frequency

As counterintuitive as it may seem, the more sex a couple has does not increase their chances of conception. In fact, the more you and your hubby do that baby dance, the less likely you are to get pregnant. Why?

For conception to occur, a man’s sperm count must be at least 20 million parts per milliliter. Studies show that having sex every day may decrease your man’s sperm count. As a result, Dr. Shieva Ghofrany advises having sex every other day to give your partner’s sperm time to regenerate.

But “saving up sperm” may also decrease your probability of getting a Big Fat Positive. Instead, your partner should ejaculate every 2-3 days to avoid a significant percentage of dead sperm, as they can contaminate fresh sperm.

 

Is There A Best Sex Position to Guarantee A Pregnancy?

We have good news and bad news. The bad news is there isn’t one or several sex positions to increase your chances of getting pregnant. The good news is there isn’t one or several sex positions to increase your chances of getting pregnant!

So be comfortable and make trying-to-conceive fun. Whether you stick to tried and true positions or want to experiment, is totally up to you. Aside from tracking your ovulation and having intercourse every other day, TTC sex should be just as enjoyable as just-for-fun sex.

Baby dust to you all!