Did you know that vigorous exercise can prevent ovulation? Should you use the good old missionary? Learn more on what to do-and not to do-to improve your fertility chances, from YOU: Having a Baby: The Owner's Manual to a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy, by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
Time It. When's the ideal time during your cycle to have sex? (Anytime! he says.) If you're trying to increase your chances of conception, your best opportunity is one to two days before ovulation. To maximize sperm quantity and quality, have sex every two or three days starting five days before ovulation -- because sperm can live for at least forty-eight hours in the vagina, you'll be covered. The challenge is that the actual day of ovulation can change from cycle to cycle. So what are the clues?
Cervical fluid: A change in cervical fluid can indicate that you are close to your peak ovulation day. Fertile fluid is stretchy and slippery; otherwise, it's more creamy andRead More »from Dr. Oz's 5 Fertility-Boosting Tips