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Having fun while trying to conceive: how do we do it?

It’s difficult to maintain sexual bliss and the thrill of romance when a great deal of your time is spent being poked, prodded, measured, and observed. When your thoughts are consumed with getting pregnant--and why you are not getting pregnant—it’s hard to have sexual ecstasy.

Between taking your temperature to determine ovulation and injecting yourself with hormones, the business of dealing with treatments for infertility and aids to conception, making a baby can be anything but romantic. Sometimes the two of you must have intercourse because of what the calendar says, not because your mood or desire dictates it.
The more often a month passes with no baby, the more the act of intercourse becomes perceived as an act of failure.

How do you combat this? Experts say it’s important for couples to concentrate on making love on the days when you know you are not fertile. Thus, intercourse on those days is strictly for pleasure and enjoyment. Engage in foreplay and the romantic, sexual gestures you both enjoy. Don’t forget to ‘date’ one another. Fire up the candles for a cosy dinner!

Keep in mind the majority of couples trying to conceive will do so within a year if they maintain regular sex. The best way to conceive is to have sex every few days so that whenever your body ovulates, there is sperm there to fertilise the egg.

Do not let the drive to conceive overpower your drive to be in a physical relationship with your partner. Guard your sexual relationship and keep it precious.
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More questions

The best timing for pregnancy testing is once you miss your period.
Ectopic pregnancies are fertilized eggs which implant themselves outside of the uterus. They must be terminated and can indicate future fertility issues.
Ovulation is the period during which you can conceive. Tracking ovulation can be tricky, but you can increase your chances of conceiving through math, prediction kits, or simple scientific observation.
Implantation bleeding is not a common experience, but some women do report small amounts of blood with or without cramping roughly a week or less before their anticipated period.
Pregnancy tests are only as good as the execution. Read all instructions to avoid getting inaccurate results on a home pregnancy test.
The best over the counter kits measure luteinizing hormone (LH).
There are many things that you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
How STD’s can affect your pregnancy, your baby and how you should deal with them during pregnancy.
Taking care of your body before and during pregnancy
Ovulation occurs just about two weeks after the first day of your period.

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