So now you are ready to start a family?


TPC gives you tips on understanding your fertility and getting pregnant soon…

Also, visit our Pre-Pregnancy Check page to ensure that you are healthy and ready to start a family.


For conception to take place, you need to stop using contraception. Then, make love around the time of ovulation – this is when an egg is released into the Fallopian tube ready for fertilization by a sperm.

If you want to get pregnant and have a regular 28-day menstrual cycle, ovulation will take place on around day 14 and hence, if you have intercourse around this time, you can maximize your chances of getting pregnant.

However, if you have an irregular monthly cyclethis can make working out your fertile period more difficult. An ovulation predictor kit can help you identify your fertile period, or you can learn fertility awareness to help you recognize your changing fertility.

How often should one have intercourse to achieve pregnancy?

Sexual intercourse every 2 to 3 days optimizes the chance of pregnancy. Timing intercourse to coincide with ovulation will improve chances of success but may add on to the ‘stress’ and hence this can affect chances adversely.

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