The best time for love making and hopefully baby making is, in the simplest terms, any time. The research into frequency of intercourse and best pregnancy outcomes shows that making love two to three times weekly is much better than just having intercourse when you think ovulation is imminent. You might say “practice makes perfect”!
Knowing when the most fertile time of the woman’s cycle is occurring is helpful, as the best timing for making love is one to two days before ovulation. However, tracking the woman’s cycle can be a stress-inducing task. You are encouraged to just make love on a regular basis, to base your times of intimacy as part of your loving relationship, and possibly get pregnant sooner rather than later.
While vaginal dryness is probably the most common reason for using a lubricant, it can also hinder getting pregnant. Be sure to use a lubricant specially formulated to be “sperm friendly”. This means that the pH of the lubricant is designed to match the pH of fertile cervical mucous, which helps to keep sperm alive and well.
In a nutshell, to give yourself the best chance of conceiving naturally: follow a healthy diet and lifestyle, and use a sperm friendly lubricant every time you make love. The possibility of one day holding your baby in your arms is all that is hoped for you. Wishing you good health, good sex, and great fertility!