having a baby

Jennifer - posted on 11/12/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I want to try to have a baby but I want to know when the best time in the month it is to get pregnant? please i need help! thanks!

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Kerry - posted on 11/12/2009

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I am a labor and delivery nurse. Deal with infertility patients also. Ovulation generally occurs approximately 2 weeks after the start of your menstrual cycle. It's actually determined by when you will start NEXT, but since we can't know that, 2 weeks after is a good rule of thumb. If you are not on the pill and your cycles are regular you shouldn't have a problem. If you have very irregular cycles you should see an MD to work on that. I would like to say that you CAN ovulate at anytime (yes, even during your period-though this is unlikely). An ovulation predictor kit is a help. But if you have regular menstrual cycles just enjoy life and let it happen.

September - posted on 11/12/2009

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Quoting Krista:



Quoting September:

Well we tried every day for a month and got pregnant :) I've heard that it's best to try around your ovulation time. I was told by my doctor that it could be two weeks before or after your menstrual cycle. Good luck and happy baby making! Fun times for you :)





2 weeks before and 2 weeks after are the same time.  It's just the way you look at it.  It's easier to look forward FROM your period than to look back.






Whatever the case! It's what I was told by my doctor :)

Krista - posted on 11/12/2009

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Quoting September:

Well we tried every day for a month and got pregnant :) I've heard that it's best to try around your ovulation time. I was told by my doctor that it could be two weeks before or after your menstrual cycle. Good luck and happy baby making! Fun times for you :)


2 weeks before and 2 weeks after are the same time.  It's just the way you look at it.  It's easier to look forward FROM your period than to look back.

Sherline - posted on 11/12/2009

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I had tried for years, trying to get pregnant until I heard from Dr. Oz that the best time to conceive is on the 13th or 14th day after your period begins. So I tried that, and after all these years, it actually worked. My last period was on Dec 23 and I conceived my son on January 5th of this year.... good luck!!!

September - posted on 11/12/2009

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Well we tried every day for a month and got pregnant :) I've heard that it's best to try around your ovulation time. I was told by my doctor that it could be two weeks before or after your menstrual cycle. Good luck and happy baby making! Fun times for you :)

Vicky - posted on 11/12/2009

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your at your most fertile half way through your period. If your on a 28day cycle your overys release an egg usually on day 13-15. 30 day cycle is day14-16. An egg is only fertile for about 2days but sperm can live for about 5 days. I also read somewhere that male sperm swims faster than female sperm but female sperm live longer and if your man drinks a caffeen drink in the morning it speeds up male sperm. Good luck

Krista - posted on 11/12/2009

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You're most fertile for 72 hours two weeks from the start of your period. If you're pretty regular, have sex around this time. There are tons of ovulation calculators online that will help you figure out your most fertile time.

For instance, currently, I'm pregnant. My last period was October 13. My predicted day of conception was 2 weeks from this day, so the 27th.

Jennifer - posted on 11/12/2009

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I was never on the pill but I have alot of thyroid problems but finally its normal so I should get pregnant again(my doctor said!)...I have a six year old...he was a surprise!!

Gwen - posted on 11/12/2009

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every other day from 2-3 days before you ovulate until you start your period. if you are on the pill, your cycle should be very regular. If not, you might have to check your temps as another already suggested.

Amy - posted on 11/12/2009

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you want to try around ovulation. But overall if you don't want to chart your body temp to see when your ovulation then they've always suggested to try every 2-3 days. If your going off birth control just remember some birth control takes some time to get out of your system, and others you can get prago right away. (With the normal pill it took me 3 weeks after being on it for several years never missing a pill, and with the mini pill I got pregnant the first month).

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