Have you ever wondered, if I want to have a baby eventually, but I don’t know if this is a good thing for infertility treatment or not?
So, we research some questions that women may want to know about pregnancy and sex. And here, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology will answer the questions that you can’t ask anyone else.
- How To Get Pregnant Easily?
- About Gender Preselection
- The Problem of Sex Itself
How To Get Pregnant Easily?
Getting pregnant for some couples can be strenuous as they encounter some problems in having sex.
It’s recommended that you should take a daily supplement of folic acid when you’re pregnant, or there’s a chance you might get pregnant. You should take a 400 microgram supplement of folic acid every day before you get pregnant, and every day afterward, up until you’re 12 weeks pregnant. Please read the details below to help you and your partner to conceive successfully!
How often should I have sex in order to get pregnant?
The more times you have sex, the higher you have a chance to get pregnant.
In terms of pregnancy rate, the more times you have sex, the higher the rate you can get pregnant. In other words, it is better to have sex every day during the time when you are most likely to get pregnant (from about three days before ovulation to the day of ovulation).
It is not true that daily sex makes sperm weaker, but rather than storing old sperm increases the rate of DNA damage in sperm, which decreases the pregnancy rate. The position in which you have sex has nothing to do with the pregnancy rate.
Can I wash my vagina after sex?
The basic rule is not to wash the vagina. Washing the vagina is not a good idea because the vagina is filled with good bacteria that help to maintain the vaginal environment. Any semen that has flowed out of your body afterward can be washed off in the shower.
Incidentally, washing the vagina does not prevent pregnancy, so there is no point in washing it for contraceptive purposes.
Can I get pregnant if my periods are irregular?
It is possible to get pregnant if your body ovulates. If your body ovulates at different times and your menstrual cycle is irregular, you can get pregnant. However, if your body doesn’t ovulate, you cannot get pregnant.
First of all, check your basal body temperature to see if your body ovulates or not, and if you have long periods of irregularity, go to your gynecologist for a hormone test.
If your ovulation cycle is uneven, you can avoid missing the timing by having sex every day, but it is difficult to target the day of ovulation. It is also necessary to use an ovulation test to know when you are most likely to get pregnant.
About Gender Preselection
Gender preselection is when you want to select a particular gender of your baby that you prefer. Some couples intend to have a balanced gender in their family. If they already have a son, they may want to have a daughter next. Or if they have a daughter, they prefer to have a son or vice versa.
Does the gender of a baby change depend on how you have sex?
It is difficult to achieve strict gender preselection in a natural pregnancy. The X chromosome in sperm has a longer lifespan than the Y chromosome, so timing your pregnancy two or three days before ovulation will increase the percentage of the X chromosome, which could theoretically increase the chance of having a girl.
However, even if you time it to coincide with ovulation, the ratio of X and Y chromosomes is equal, so the chance of having a boy will not increase.
In other words, there is no strict separation of the sexes in a natural pregnancy. It is important to remember that a baby is a gift, regardless of whether it is a boy or a girl, and how good the sex feels is irrelevant.
The Problem of Sex Itself
Are you and your partner currently having difficulties in having sex? In this section, we provide you with some answers and potential solutions to your problems.
When I think about making a baby, I get nervous and can’t have sex.
Don’t do it just for the sake of pregnancy. If your feelings about the partnership and pregnancy are an obstacle to sex, I think it’s best to clear that up first. If this cannot be resolved through discussion between the couple, consider seeking counseling.
If you are reluctant to have sex just for the sake of pregnancy, it will gradually become harmful to the couple’s relationship. If you want to physically manage the lack of moisture, you can use lubricating jelly.
Is it hard to get pregnant if a woman doesn’t feel good?
I feel good every time, but I can’t have an orgasm. I’ve heard that if you don’t have an orgasm, it’s hard to get pregnant, but is that really true?
Orgasm has nothing to do with the pregnancy rate.
There is no relationship between a woman’s orgasm and her pregnancy rate. However, it is important for a woman to have sex while feeling comfortable and fulfilled, as painful sex can lower the pregnancy rate. Many women are unable to have an orgasm during sex. If you think “I have to have an orgasm in order to get pregnant!”, it is counterproductive. Try to relax and enjoy it first.
We answered some questions that you may have when you want to get pregnant. There are more questions, so keep reading Part 2 as well. I hope these articles will help you.