For those of us who spent half of our lives trying not to get pregnant, actually getting pregnant later in life isn’t always as easy. Thus, the birth of sex on a schedule.
Whether it’s due to older eggs or less frequent romps, effortless conception later in life may not be on Mother Nature’s agenda. If resources for predicting ovulation—from store-bought kits to more natural methods—have failed you, you might want to try mapping out sex based on your doctor’s input (some doctors will tell you that daily sex is okay, other doctors believe that every other day is more effective).
Soon, you will realize that sex on a schedule—even if the aim is to make a baby—is much less romantic than it sounds. If you fall into the group that feels like you or your spouse won’t enjoy or appreciate sex on demand, there are many ways to make the job more enjoyable!
Don’t over-discuss ovulation. It may be more romantic if you don’t discuss every intricacy of your cycle. If leaving your positive ovulation test on the bathroom counter isn’t your (or your partner’s) idea of romantic foreplay, you may need a little boost to make each encounter more enjoyable. Plan a romantic dinner, a massage, or a bubble bath with an essential oil known for its aphrodisiac qualities (try rose). Plan activities like this and you’ll look forward to each attempt!
Originally published on Barefoot & Pregnant