Getting pregnant can be exciting. For some people, getting pregnant happens right away. For others, getting pregnant takes time and maybe a bit of luck.
Knowing when you're most fertile may make getting pregnant easier. And there are some simple steps you can take when you're trying to get pregnant. For example, being at a healthy weight and having sex often, mainly when you're ovulating, may help. Don't smoke or drink alcohol. Of course, healthy sperm counts too.
By having unprotected sex often, most healthy couples get pregnant within one year. If you have trouble getting pregnant, seek help from a fertility specialist or other healthcare professional. Not being able to conceive affects people of all genders. There are treatments for infertility.
Nov. 01, 2023
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