Keeping the Romance Alive
You would think with all this talk about sex that we would not have to have a discussion of romance. You no longer have to be worried about birth control — possibly for the first time in your life — and you're inclined to have sex as often as you like. Having a carefree attitude is great when trying to achieve pregnancy.
Keep in mind, however, that you want to work toward your goal without becoming obsessed. You may begin figuring out when you ovulate. You might start demanding sex on certain days and at certain times. This single-minded attitude can create a rift between you and your partner.
Only 25 percent of healthy couples will conceive during the first few months of timing and trying. An average of 60 percent will be pregnant within that first year. Give yourself some time and try not to panic when it doesn't happen on the first try.
While there are definitely advantages to timing the act of sexual intercourse, sometimes just allowing it to happen is the best medicine. Talking to your partner and listening to his feelings can also help along the way. Remember, this is a partnership.
The longer you try to have a baby, the more frantic you may become. It is important to remember that it generally takes a while to become pregnant, even when you have no fertility problems. Again good communication, as you ramp up your efforts to conceive, is helpful as you begin to look a little differently at your sex life.
Sex is supposed to be fun. There are many myths that surround how you get pregnant. Knowing what the facts are can help you boost your odds of conception, and keeping the lines of communication open with your partner and your practitioner will help ease any problems or worries that may come up.