Healthy Family Relationships

For a family that wants to have a child, the theme of conception becomes the most relevant and interesting. Despite the abundance of all kinds of information about conception, the birth of life in many ways remains a mystery until now, which often leads to the appearance of the most ridiculous myths about the physiology of the natural onset of conception.

How often you should have sexual acts?

  • There is an opinion that conception depends on the frequency of intimate act. That is, in order for pregnancy to occur sooner, you need to have sex more often. The emergence of this popular myth is explained quite simply: since conception occurs as a result of intimate relationships, people try to logically connect these two facts. In fact, there is no connection between the frequency of intimate relationships and the probability of conception.
  • One sexual intercourse is enough for fertilization; most likely conception during ovulation (the exit of a mature egg from the ovary), which usually corresponds to the middle of the regular menstrual cycle (12-16th day from the first day of the previous menstruation with a cycle of 24 to 32 days).
  • The only factor of marital relations, which really increases the probability of conception, is the regularity of intimacy with one and the same partner; but the rhythm of the sexual life of the spouses can be individual and the likelihood of the onset of conception does not exactly affect.
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Long-term abstinence

Long-term abstinence increases the chances of conception. According to this recommendation, you need to “save energy” for conception. However, there is no connection between the frequency of intimate life and the increase in the probability of conception here. The positive effect of prolonged abstinence in order to increase the chances of conception is altogether questionable: artificial long-term abstinence from sex in the presence of sexual desire is fraught with the development of venous stasis in the pelvic vessels of both spouses, and this can lead to varicose veins of the pelvis and the appearance of chronic pelvic pain, and there is a possibility of infertility.

Sexual acts only during ovulation

For successful conception, you should have sex only in ovulation. In this council, as the saying goes, truth and fiction have mixed up: on the one hand, the probability of conception at the time of ovulation is really maximum, on the other – it is completely unclear why one should not perform conjugal duties on less “happy” days? Apparently, here again comes into force a natural fear for a man in vain to spend energy, the necessary potential until the cherished day of “X”.

Despite the share of the truth about the high probability of conception into ovulation, the advice can not be called correct. Firstly, the date of ovulation can move much closer to the beginning or end of the cycle, and not to occur in its middle, even with completely regular menstruation. Such changes in the schedule may be caused by stress, climate change, physical stress, a recent illness, or just a small hormonal fluctuation that is normal in a healthy woman. Thus, the middle of the cycle is just the most frequent, but not necessarily compulsory, time for the maturation of the egg and its exit from the ovary.

The method that allows to accurately fix the moment of the release of a mature egg from the ovary does not exist: even ultrasound, which is considered to be the standard of diagnosis in this area, still allows the probability of an error in determining the moment of ovulation. Home methods, such as ovulation tests or baseline temperature measurements, also will not give a 100% guarantee that ovulation has occurred. And this means that, incorrectly calculating the date of onset of ovulation and having sexual act only these days, the spouses do not raise, but, conversely, reduce the chances of conceiving a child in this menstrual cycle. After all, the egg lives only 24 hours, and if it does not meet with a sperm, then pregnancy will not occur. With regular intimacy, longer-lived sperm (up to 1 – 1.5 weeks) can wait for the moment of ovulation and fertilize the egg.