Any Tips for Getting Pregnant Quickly?

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am just wondering if there is a sure-fire way to get pregnant. My husband and I are newlyweds and we want to get pregnant. We have been trying for a few months now, and it just isn't working. I have heard that it does take time, but we would like to help push it along.

He thinks it might be a problem on his part. He isn't a very large man, so he thinks that it might have to do with not being able to "shoot" as far as he needs to during ejaculation. Could that be a problem?

Also, is it normal to get unbearable pains during ovulation? My husband is very worried. I said that it's normal because I've been getting those pains since I can remember

ANSWER

The pains during ovulation are normal, and some women feel them more than others. At least you know when you are ovulating! If you do not get pregnant after trying for a year, and your husband's test is normal, you may want to begin the tests available for women.

The size of your husband is probably not the problem, if there even is one. If he is concerned, he can take a test to analyze his sperm that is pretty simple and not too expensive. You might try using something like Pregnancy.org's Ovulation tool to make sure you are ovulating and that you are having intercourse at the best time. 85% of couples will conceive the first year they try.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.