How long does it take to conceive?

By: Pregnancy Central | Posted: 24th November 2009

Have you been trying to get pregnant and are now finding yourself asking the question "How long does it take to conceive?"

For the majority of couples who are unsuccessful at conceiving a baby in the first few months, they may find themselves asking how long does it take to conceive, however there are many reasons not to be alarmed. Statistics show that less than twenty-seven percent of couples that are trying to conceive actually succeed in doing so during the first month. In fact, considering the number of coincidences that need to occur within the bodies of both parties, it can sometimes seem like a miracle that anyone ever does get pregnant!

Statistical facts say that this twenty seven percent chance increases to sixty percent after six months of trying and within nine months, still only seventy five percent of couples are successful. For people asking the question how long does it take to conceive, when it is realized that a huge ninety percent of couples don't actually do so until they have been trying for between twelve and eighteen months, it can ease a lot of the stress that many have been unnecessarily undergoing due to their lack of knowledge about how long it really does take.

Although it can seem discouraging at first if you are not getting pregnant as quickly as you had hoped, there are options out there to improve your chances of conceiving sooner rather than later. There are a wide range of factors to consider for people who are asking the question how long does it take to conceive. These can include looking at diet and nutrition, stress levels, hormone levels, tracking ovulation, determining whether the male sperm is of a high enough quantity and quality, looking at possible problems within the male or female reproductive system etc…

To improve the chances of getting pregnant, it would be best for both parties to get an overview of information about fertility and infertility. One of the easiest things to do is that, the woman could learn her ovulation period and try to conceive during ovulation. There are a number of kits available that can predict this period or she can learn to track changes in her basal body temperature or cervical mucus through a chart which is readily available on the internet. More information is available about these options at our website Pregnancy Central (see link below).
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