Many factors such as age body weight and the Frequency of TTC (trying to conceive) influence the chances of pregnancy. But most interesting thing is most women are not aware of the cervical mucus changes. The nature of cervical mucus gives really shows the best time for conception. When you ovulate, the cervical mucus becomes thinner, colorless and slippery- the best time for TTC. If you have sexual intercourse these days, you are 2 or 3 times more likely to get pregnant than on others days.

On an average it takes four months for you to get pregnant if you have started TTC. There is a 15-25 percent chance of conceiving in each ovulatory cycle. It is important that you should not have any medical problems and the sperm count of your partner should be good. It is all about getting everything right. Almost 40 percent of women who have started out TTC get pregnant in the first three month of trying and 70 percent conceive during the first six months. And 85 percent of women trying to conceive have to wait for almost one year before they get pregnant.

Mind you, If you are above the age of 35, your chances of conception fall considerably. Besides, if you have irregular menstrual cycle, it is always difficult to find out when you ovulate. Therefore, in such circumstances it would be better to see a doctor after 6-9 months of trying. Another problem is if you ovulate late especially after the 21st day, you have lower chances of conception.
Furthermore, medication, surgery on the cervix, infection and even sexual posture can affect the chances of getting pregnant. However, you need not lose hope; there are several ways of treat infertility ranging from simple to high tech. Do not worry.

How to increase the chances of conception

Cervical mucus monitoring is the easiest way to increase the chances of pregnancy. It is a simple and useful technique. Women who use this method are more likely to conceive than those who do not. Cervical mucus changes throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle. The mucus becomes thinner, colorless and viscous when the ovulation happens and after the egg is released the mucus starts to thicken.
The cervical mucus is categorized into four types- dry or non-existent, damp, thick, white or yellowish and transparent and slippery. Studies have found that women having intercourse on days when their cervical mucus is transparent and slippery are two times more likely to conceive than on other days. But the problem is very few women check the state of their cervical discharge. Most women do not care about it at all.

Even for women who have regular menstrual cycle, counting the days between periods may not work because the ovulation varies from time to time. And the method of tracking body temperature can not be effective. The reason is the increase in temperature occurs after ovulation.
Many gynecologist around the world believe that mucus monitoring is the best way to increase the chances of conception. In certain cases difficulty arises because they may not see the mucus externally. However, women who can monitor their cervical mucus easily can have sexual intercourse on days when they find transparent, slippery mucus. That is the best time for them to try to conceive. The advantage is you check and find when exactly you are ovulating. That gives insight into a woman’s fertility and holds the key to increased chances of conception.