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How often should you have sex to get pregnant?

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Doctors typically recommend intercourse every other day starting the week before ovulation or beginning after the end of your period. But while timing your lovemaking exclusively to those few days makes logical sense, it also has some drawbacks -- primarily because your body doesn't always behave with clockwork regularity. Even if your cycle is regular, ovulation can occur at any time during the cycle. If you're having sex on the day you think you're ovulating, and you're off by a few days, you may be out of luck. So the expert advice is to hedge your bets: Have sex at least two to three times every week. As long as the man has a normal sperm count, having sex every other day (or every day) further increases your chances of getting pregnant.

From: Getting Started on Getting Pregnant WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

BabyMed. 

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health. 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

BabyMed. 

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health. 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 11, 2018

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