Conceiving naturally?

Is there a way I can improve our chances of conceiving naturally? We've been trying for quite some time and I'd love to know if there's anything else we could be doing...

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 13 years ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

If you have irregular periods it can often be difficult to pinpoint exactly when you are ovulating. You can try using ovulation prediction kits, which can be bought from high street chemists. If your periods are regular, you should be aiming to have intercourse at least every other day around the time of ovulation, which in a 28-day cycle is mid-month, so approximately two weeks before your next period.