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SEXUAL INTERCOURSE; AN INTEGRAL PART OF GETTING PREGNANT


I have met many couples over my years of practice that did not know how fundamental Sexual intercourse is in getting pregnant. 

Lots of couples are having difficulty with conception, not because they have any fertility problems but because they are not having sex the right way

A lot got pregnant after I educated them in the need for regular intercourse. So I decided to make this podcast to help people understand better.

Sex was made by God first for COMPANIONSHIP then secondly for PROCREATION. It is important that we understand this so that sex will not become a routine which you don’t get to enjoy just because you are trying to get pregnant.

-Another fundamental issue to understand is that for any couple to say they have issues getting pregnant, they must have had adequate sex every week for a period of 1 year (if the woman is less than 35 years) or not less than 6 months if more than 35 years. 

-To have adequate sex means having not less than 3x in a week well spaced (alternate days). This is because the eggs only last for 24 hours after ovulation and sperms can last for 72 hours therefore, the need to have sex regularly so as not to miss the window of opportunity.

There are sometimes that having regular sex may not be feasible especially when couples are not living together. Getting to have sex during fertile period will go a long way to help such couples.

How do you know your fertile period?

For a woman with a 28 day cycle, it is believed that you ovulate on day 14 of your cycle, this may not be so most times because ovulation can occur earlier. 

Therefore, I usually advice my clients to start having sex 4 days prior and 2 days after. You can either have sex everyday of your fertile period or on alternate days.

If your cycle is not exactly the same days every month, maybe it is a range between 27-30 days or something like that, you need not worry. You can also calculate your fertile period by removing 18 days from the lower cycle and 11 days from the higher one.

So for a 27-30 day cycle, you remove 18 from 27 = 9 and 11 from 30 = 19. This means that your fertile period will be the 9th – 19th day of your cycle. And this is when you should have sex more.

Now, for those who do not know how to calculate their cycle, you can start by noting the time you see your menses and the number of days on a calendar. Do this for 3months and you can get the range of what your cycle is. Then apply the formula above to it.

Having sex regularly and rightly may be all you need to get pregnant and you need to do this for 6 months to 1 year before you can start getting worried.

However, if you have done this and are still not pregnant, I will advise you to see a specialist as soon as possible.


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