Frequently asked questions about conception
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.
Your ability to conceive should not be affected by exercise unless you are over-exercising and becoming underweight.
Getting pregnant on a night out that includes alcohol is not uncommon.
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.
Fertility depends on many factors. It is true that fertility does decline with age, but many women do conceive naturally aged over 35 or 40.
Conceiving is also an uncertain time for the dads-to-be
There are many anecdotal stories about the best ways to conceive and how to conceive quickly.
Advice on when is the best time of the month to conceive.
Folic acid is particularly needed in the early weeks of pregnancy because it helps close the neural tube early on in the pregnancy.
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.
ℹLast reviewed on April 1st, 2014. Next review date April 1st, 2017.
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