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10 Common Baby-making Mistakes

When you're trying to get pregnant, don't let these avoidable mistakes affect your conception goals.
man and woman in bed together but facing opposite ways Not Having Enough Sex

Has anyone told you that cutting down on sex to "save" your guy's sperm will make getting pregnant easier? Or has it turned out that the only times you two get busy is when you're ovulating? Many days of not having sex may be throwing off conception. "It's easy to miss the fertile period if sex is limited only to when you think you're ovulating because many women believe they're ovulating when they actually aren't," says Samuel Wood, M.D., medical director at The Reproductive Sciences Center in La Jolla, CA. Rather than trying to have sex just around "the right time," experts suggest couples have sex as often as they like, paying special attention to the few days before ovulation.