A couple trying to conceive a baby will have plenty of questions about fertility especially if they have been trying for some time without being successful. It is often embarrassing to ask questions about fertility but getting answers can help to reassure, improve chances for conception and may even give a couple important resources for getting help on their journey to conceive a baby. Explore some of the more commonly asked questions about fertility and the answers that may help couple to successfully conceive a child.
One question that often pops up concerning conception is whether or not it is necessary for a woman to experience an orgasm in order for conception to take place? Brette McWhorter Sember writes that “experts agree it’s definitely not necessary” in the article 11 Embarrassing Fertility Questions Answered but that conception may be aided by the vacuum effect that results from female organism that might move sperm up into the uterus. Although conception can occur without the woman experiencing an orgasm having one may help the sperm to move to the uterus which may be beneficial in achieving conception.
Any woman facing fertility issues always asks why. Why is she facing a fertility issue? There are many reasons. Female fertility issues often center on problems with ovulation. If there are no eggs to be fertilized conception cannot occur. A woman may suspect that she is having ovulation problems if she has irregular periods or if she does not have periods at all. Females that have hormone imbalance problems such as those diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can have difficulty conceiving. Other ovarian problems that can cause fertility issues for those trying to conceive include females with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). This usually occurs before the woman is 40 years of age. If a woman has had pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, or has suffered an ectopic pregnancy she may have blocked fallopian tubes which can lead to fertility problems.
Couples who are trying to conceive may also have other questions including how long does it take to conceive? Most fertility experts agree that healthy couples may take up to 6 months to a year of having sexual intercourse without using conception prevention in order to successfully conceive.
It is important for those trying to conceive to understand fertility and when a woman is most fertile? A woman has a higher chance of conceiving during the most fertile time of her period and that is typically a few days before ovulation.