For many couples, pregnancy is a surprise, while for others, it is a long-awaited good news. We all know how pregnancy happens. But many couples may not know when is the best time to make it happen.
Before you even think of getting pregnant, it is important to be mentally and physically ready for the 9-month ordeal. While women have been getting pregnant and delivering babies since the time of the first humans, today’s world presents unique challenges to modern women. Getting pregnant when you are not ready can create a big ripple in your life and affect your career and/or health.
While we will leave it to you to figure out when you are mentally and emotionally ready to get pregnant, we can certainly help you figure out the best time physically to get pregnant.
So, when is a good time to get pregnant?
In terms of age, they consider 21 to 30 to be the best time to get pregnant. Women have delivered babies even in their 40s and 50s. But the risks get high when the age goes beyond 35.
The best time to get pregnant is when the woman has ovulates, i.e. when she has just released an egg from the ovary. This typically happens about two weeks after the first day of your last period. Most women have a 28-day cycle in menstruation. So counting from the first day of her period, she will ovulate 14 days from then. The eggs will be prime for fertilizing only for about 12-24 hours from the time they are released.
A man’s sperm can stay seven days inside the woman’s body. They swim through the fallopian tubes and wait for an egg to become available. If you have sex 2-3 times a week every month, chances of getting pregnant increases rapidly.