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03 Feb 2009

Trying to conceive
Hubby and I are trying for our first baby. I went on the pill in July and stopped in October (got married in September). Seeing that a lot of our friends are expecting or had their babies this year, we would like ours to be born in the same year.

Problem is, we don' t know alot about getting pregnant. I am relying on friends advice and don' t always know how far to follow! I' ve heard about lying on my back with my legs in the air after intercourse, but so far this was not enough! Is there any way that we could increase our chances for conceiving without going for any treatments.

I' ve also read that one should not use lubricant (KY Jelly) while trying to conceive as this could damage hubbies sperm. Any truth in that? If so, what can we use instead?

Any tips or advice will be welcome as we only have 2 months to try to have the baby this year if we are not successfulle this time round!
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Fertility expert
fertility expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Meraai

Lying on your back with your legs in the air has never been proven to increase ones chances of falling pregnant. There is an association between the use of K-Y jelly and possible damage to the sperm or decrease in motility of the sperm that requires to travel up to the fallopian tubes. Natural lubrication is the best or try and avoid lubrication at all cost if it is possible. The best time to conceive is usually mid-cycle and if your wife has a regular 28 days cycle then her most fertile time is between day 12 and dsay18 of her menstrual cycle.

Answered by: Dr Y. M. Dasoo
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