Planning a pregnancy

If you've decided you're ready to start a family, find out how to get pregnant and some of the lifestyle changes that might help you.

You've probably spent your adult life so far trying to avoid getting pregnant, so planning a pregnancy is often a big change. A woman is fertile (able to get pregnant) for just a few days in each menstrual cycle after an egg is released from her ovary, but around 1 in 3 women get pregnant within a month, so it's best to be prepared for pregnancy before you stop contraception. 

Are you ready to conceive? Use our tool to find out.

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