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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How many times should we make love?

    During my fertile ovulation days should we make love once, twice or more? Is morning or night better or both?
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    Dr Karin Hammarberg

    Registered Nurse

    Karin is a Research Fellow at the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University and Senior Research Officer at the Victorian Assisted Reproduction Treatment Authority.Karin … View Profile

    Morning or evening doesn't matter and once per day is enough (unless you want to do it more often), as long as you time love making to coincide with the fertile time which is 2-3 days before ovulation.

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    Dianne Zebic

    Counsellor, Psychotherapist

    Dianne Zebic has retired as of 31/01/2015 View Profile

    If you make love more than once per day, then you have a higher success rate of conceiving, especially on your fertile ovulation days. But every womans body is different, and for some women trying once per day may cause her to conceive and for other's not. 

    It can be a very stressful time when couples are trying to conceive, but don't give up, you will hopefully conceive in the near future. So try to reduce the stress in your life and eat a healthy diet and with intimacy it is best to try when your both relaxed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have heard stories from women stating they conceived when they tried to make love in the evenings, as they were able to avoid showering until the morning which helped them to conceive, and their bodies were more relaxed at this part of the day. However what works for some may not work for all, so you may need to decide to do what feels right for you and I would suggest to try more oftern, if you want to conceive fairly quickly.

    The Natural Family PLanning Association can perhaps help you further if you wish about conceiving naturally or you can discuss this with your GP or other allied health specialist. It can be frustrating going through this but in will be all worth it in the end when conception takes place and when your both going to look forward in becoming parents.

    Good luck

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