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littlemissverve posted:
I am 21 years old, 5'10" and I weigh 156 pounds, and I had a child on April 6th of 2013
My cycle is around 32 days long, I am currently on day 28, and my period is due on the 24th. My last periods were
November 16th - November 20th
December 18th -December 22nd
January 19th - January 23rd
February 20th - February 24th

My partner and I engage in intercourse every 3rd day (ex. Monday, Thursday, Sunday, Wednesday...) during my non-period days. I use a small vibrating toy to induce orgasms during and before intercourse.

I currently maintain 1800-2400 total calories a day (including fitness)
My cervical mucus changes regularly and in time with my cycle from sticky yellow right after my period, to thick creamy yellow or white, to the raw egg white texture around my typical ovulation day, to thick creamy yellow or white, to sticky yellow again right before my period

Are there any things I could do to aid myself in getting pregnant, like what days to have sex on. I heard daily sex can decrease fertility, should I manage an orgasm, do I have to orgasm to get pregnant?

Any advice?

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atti_editor responded:
Hi littlemissverve,

It sounds like you and your partner are taking the necessary steps to boost your chances of getting pregnant. You might be interested in this pregnancy to-do list -- it talks about any vitamins you should be taking, the importance of a prepregnancy checkup, any lifestyle changes you may want to make, and more.

As far as timing your pregnancy around ovulation, this article has some good information. In general, having sex during the 3-4 days around your most fertile time of the month will give you the best chance of conceiving (you can buy an over-the-counter ovulation kit to try and figure out your fertile days if you are unsure). You're right that have sex every day may increase your chances of getting pregnant, but most experts say that 2-3 times a week is a good goal. This slideshow of fertility and ovulation facts might also be helpful.

If you want more information like that in the links above, our couple's guide to trying to conceive has some great resources.

Good luck!

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