Frequently asked questions about conception.
Advice on when is the best time of the month to conceive.
Trying for a baby is also an uncertain time for the dads-to-be.
Folic acid is a vitamin (B9) which is important in the early weeks of pregnancy because it helps close the neural tube.
There are many anecdotal stories about the best ways to conceive and how to conceive quickly.
It is true that fertility declines with age, but many women conceive naturally aged over 35 or 40.
Getting pregnant on a night out that includes alcohol is not uncommon.
Many women have irregular periods and still conceive. Getting pregnant may take a little longer though as you may not ovulate as much as women with regular periods.
As part of getting ready for pregnancy, it may help to talk to your GP or a practice nurse to discuss your decision if you have any concerns.
If you're very overweight it's a good idea to lose weight before you start trying for a baby.
A lot of people worry about getting pregnant after the pill but it should have little or no effect on the ease or speed of conception.
Your ability to conceive should not be affected by exercise unless you are over-exercising and becoming underweight.
ℹLast reviewed on April 1st, 2014. Next review date April 1st, 2017.
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