Your Fertility

Having a baby is something most people expect to be able to do if and when they want. But it’s not always as easy as you may expect.

In order to conceive, women should be producing eggs (ovulating) regularly and men should have healthy sperm. You also need to be having intercourse at the right time in the woman’s monthly cycle, so the sperm is ready to fertilise the egg when it is released.

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To maximise your chances of getting pregnant, it is useful to start by understanding natural conception, the male and female sex organs and the monthly cycle.

Comprehensive basic information for anyone who is trying to get pregnant explaining how natural conception works.

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Tips on how to tell when you are ovulating (releasing an egg) and when you are most likely to get pregnant. It is important to understand your monthly “fertile window” to maximize your chances.

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Being fit and healthy to prepare for pregnancy

Trying to get pregnant – NHS

Planning your pregnancy – NHS