Getting Pregnant: How Many Sexual Intercourse Should You Have?

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When looking for the stork, not all couples grab it with the same timing: sometimes the positive test comes after just one "try", other times it takes several months to wait. Especially when times get longer, it is normal to ask ourselves what are the aspects that can favor conception and, among these, what is the ideal number of sexual intercourse.




"The first thing to point out is that humans are not a particularly efficient species from a reproductive point of view," he stressed during our live social on fertility and infertility. Valeria War, professor of gynecology and obstetrics at the University of our city and head of the Medically Assisted Reproduction Center of the Sacco Hospital, also in our city. "It is also completely normal for a young and fertile couple not to be able to get pregnant after a few attempts". 

In fact, Savasi recalls that 98% of fertile couples looking for a child manage to conceive within a year (and 2% manage to do so in the following months). "This is why we say to these couples that up to twelve months of trying it is not necessary to do anything special except, in fact, to try". The attempts, of course, must be active, but be careful: this does not mean that you need to have sexual intercourse every day (on the contrary, an excessive frequency of sexual intercourse could be counterproductive).

"The ideal would be a couple of times a week"says the gynecologist. Without going crazy to keep track of ovulation and fertile days (which can also be quite complicated in case of irregular menstruation). 

Also read: When to have intercourse to get pregnant


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