The Mayo Clinic suggests that women who hope to get pregnant should know their most fertile time of the month, have regular, unprotected sex during this fertile window and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Women who want to get pregnant should maintain a healthy weight, eat nutritious food and refrain from smoking or drinking. Healthy couples who have frequent and unprotectected sex typically conceive within one year.
As suggested by WebMD, one of the keys to getting pregnant is for women to know their cycle well. Women can do this by first figuring out how long their cycle lasts. Day one of the menstrual cycle is considered the first day of the period, and the last day is the first day of the subsequent period. Ovulation typically occurs in the middle of menstrual cycle, so if a woman has a 28-day menstrual cycle, they ovulate on day 14. Therefore, women should focus on having intercourse often, but particularly in the days leading up to the day of ovulation. WebMD also suggests that women not worry about sexual positions when having intercourse, but they should remain inactive for about 10 to 15 minutes after intercourse. Women should do their best to reduce stress.