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So, you and your partner have decided to start a family! You’ve read up on the benefits of taking folic acid, you’re charting your ovulation, sticking to a healthy fertility diet, and are well versed on why taking PregPrep Complete Conception can help support conception. Good job! Now, all that’s left is the best part of baby making….

But how often should you and your partner have intercourse when trying to conceive? Does having sex every day increase your chances of getting pregnant? Will it begin to feel like a chore?

The rule of thumb for having sex during your fertile window is every other day. When trying to get a bun in the oven, having sex as frequently as possible may seem pretty sound; however, there are many factors that put this theory to rest. Timing, sperm count, and sperm health are essential elements that may influence your ability to get pregnant.

 

Timing

It is critical to plan intercourse with your partner around your most fertile days. A woman is the 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 and begin taking FertilPrep 4-5 days before you ovulate.

 

Sperm Count

For conception to take place, a man’s sperm count must be at least 20 million parts per milliliter. Studies have shown 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. According to Conceive Easy: “The average man has between 20-150 million sperm per milliliter. Low sperm count is 15 million or less and will decrease your chances of getting pregnant.”

 

Sperm Health

Sperm health is another factor that may determine if a pregnancy occurs. It is a misconception that holding off from male ejaculation will “save” enough sperm for intercourse when trying to conceive. Instead, men should ejaculate every 2-3 days to avoid a large percentage of dead sperm. In addition, the Ovulation Calendar states that “decaying sperm may contaminate fresh, new sperm.” Male FertilPrep helps aid reproductive health in men while trying to conceive. It supports sperm concentration, motility, and morphology using a combination of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals including Vitamin C, Folate, Zinc, Selenium, and N-Acetyl Cysteine.