Most of the couples do not face any problem in conceiving
baby, especially young couples. However, if you are not successful in your
initial attempts, this is no cause for panic. In fact getting panicky would
further reduce the chances of conception. It can sometimes take as long as a
year to two years even for a normal couple to achieve pregnancy. Most of you
must be aware that pregnancy takes place when a man's sperm meets the egg
that a female ovulates inside her uterus. However, the egg has a very
limited lifespan - approximately 24 hours. The sperm, however, can survive
inside the uterus for a period of maximum 48 hours. There is no way of
knowing exactly when this duration of 48 hours is. It can only be guessed.
Therefore, if you are unable to make a baby, it may be because you are
missing having sex during this period. To overcome this problem, try having
sex around your fertile period i.e. from day 10 to 18 since the commencement
of your last menses. For best results, have sex on alternate days. This will
keep the male's sperm count high. If you still fail to conceive within a
year, seek medical advice.
Recognize The Symptoms:
Extreme care needs to be taken in the early days of pregnancy. So it is
vital for you to be aware of your being pregnant as early as possible. Since
you cannot run to a test lab every month, it is beneficial to learn to
recognize the early pregnancy symptoms or changes in your body, mood, and
appetite. Some of the pregnancy symptoms include nausea/vomiting, enhanced
sense of smell and taste, frequent urination, breast tenderness, and the
most important of them all - missed period.