Timing is key. A woman ovulates around two weeks after her period’s starting day. Keep a calendar to count the days. Around the fourteenth day from the first day of the last period, the window of opportunity opens. The egg is released from the ovaries and travels down the fallopian tube; where it stays for a day or two. If you use careful timing, and are intimate during this window, you significantly increase your chances of conception. Vary your strategy and timing from month to month if it doesn’t work right away, or try and have intercourse at least one time each day during the open window.