Question:

I want to be pregnant. It's been five months since I got married and have sex regularly but no signs of being pregnant. Is it necessary that the penis penetrate deeply inside the vagina? When is actually the correct period to have intercourse?


Answer:

If 100 couples regularly had sex over the course of a year, at the end of the year 85 couples would find themselves expecting a child. On average it takes five months for a couple trying to conceive a child to succeed. However, that is the average. Most doctors aren't concern unless it is over two years of trying without success.

Depth of penetration does not make a difference. Semen is ejaculated from the end of the penis and can go several inches.

The ideal time for getting pregnant is 14 days before the start of your next period. This is the day you release an egg and it must be fertilized within 24 hours of being released. Of course, figuring out when that day is is difficult, especially if you have variable periods. To improve the odds, your husband's sperm can last up to six days inside you. Thus, starting three weeks before you expect to have your next period, starting having sex daily, or as often as your husband is able. Continue for two weeks and then go back to a regular schedule.

An advantage of this method is that fresher sperm is made available, which increases the odds of conception.