When you're actively trying to conceive, the business of getting busy can be extremely frustrating. You may think that scheduling sex takes all of the fun out of it, but that doesn't have to be the case. Patience, persistence, and communication can go a long way. To make sure your partner is on board and doesn't lose interest in baby making, you need to know how to talk to your partner about TTC sex.
When it comes to growing your family, you and your partner need to be on the same page. TTC, or trying to conceive, can be a long and difficult process for some couples. Details like when to start, how long you're willing to try, and what you'll do if you are unable to conceive naturally should be mutually agreed upon before you begin the process. All of this may sound unromantic, but it will go a long way in helping to avoid conflict during what can already be a stressful time.
When you're trying to get pregnant, timing is everything. You'll be scheduling your sessions around your ovulation window, but you don't have to treat them like business meetings. Rather than focusing on the date, when the time is right, send your partner a sexy text to set the mood. And, as The Baby Corner mentioned, you should aim to have sex every other day during your fertile window to avoid burnout.
When it comes to the details of things like measuring basal body temperature, you may want to find out how much your partner wants to be involved in the beginning, according to The Bump. If your partner wants all of the details, feel free to share. Otherwise, if it's TMI, you can find someone else you both trust to talk things through with.
Trying to conceive can make emotions run high, and it is tempting to place blame on one another for any challenges you may face getting pregnant. As Parents suggested, you should both be assessed to find out where the problem lies. But then commit to working together as a team to get the results you want.
One of the most important conversations you can have during this process is deciding when to stop. As SheKnows advised, it's important for you to decide on a timeline and a budget for getting pregnant. The cost of fertility treatments and medications can easily get out of control when emotions are running high.
And although it seems like baby-making is the only thing on your mind, don't forget to change the topic of conversation to things other than trying to conceive. As The Baby Corner advised, carve out time with your partner when baby talk is off limits.
Once you've talked things through and agreed on a plan of action, you should feel free to enjoy the process. Because once baby arrives, you may not have sex again for a long time.