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Getting Pregnant

Trying to conceive a baby sounds like fun but if you’re struggling you are not alone. Many things can affect whether or not you conceive – what stage of your cycle you are at, how healthy you are and some people even say what sex position you try.

Did you know that Tuesday 2nd January is officially National Baby-Making Day? The UK’s most common day to be born is 26th September – 38 weeks after 2nd January, which is the length of the average pregnancy. Will you have a National Baby-Making Day baby?

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When Should I Try and Conceive?

You have a fertile time in your cycle when conception can occur. This is usually 14 days after the beginning of your last period. You can get hormone kits which tell you when the best time is and some women can feel it when they ovulate (release an egg).

What Should I Do if it isn’t Happening?

If you have been trying for a while and not conceiving it is worth going to visit your doctor and talking to them. Find out more about infertility here.

What Mums Have Tried In A Bid To Fall Pregnant

A study by Channel Mum found couples are going to increasingly extreme lengths to try and conceive:

1) Wear socks during sex and for the week after to keep your feet warm (10%)
2) Eat McDonalds chips immediately after sex (3%)
3) Eat dark chocolate every day (37%)
4) Avoid having an orgasm for a week after sex (6%)
5) Use reverse psychology and tell yourself you don’t want a baby, then have a wild night out and forget about ‘trying’ (39%)
6) Eat pineapples and drink pineapple juice (32%)
7) Wear green and use green bedsheets – believed to be a fertile colour (5%)
8) Pierce your nose on the left side. Eastern Ayurvedic medicine claims this can make the woman more fertile (0.5%)
9) Don’t just put your legs in the air but ‘bicycle’ them for at least three minutes (58%)
10) Sleep in total darkness. Switch off your phones, devices and wifi (15%)
11) Do ‘dry January’ and stop drinking for a month (7%)
12) And for the men – wear frozen underwear. (1%)