Across the world 1 in 7 women will experience problems conceiving and the number of couples seeking in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment has risen dramatically over the last few years.
Research shows that where both partners are fertile, and are have regular unprotected sex, there is a 20–25 % chance of falling pregnant on any given month up to your mid-thirties, however this drops away rapidly beyond that point.
With figures showing that IVF per-cycle success rates of 40% or higher (below the age of 35), the majority of women have per-cycle success rates of 20-35%, dropping to around 5% by age 43, the chance of getting pregnant seems quite low and with statistics showing that 1 in every 3 pregnancy ends in miscarriage. Are woman missing out on some vital facts that could help increase their chance of conceiving?
Even though science doesn’t know how it works, research shows a correlation between a women's menstrual cycle and the moon and the lunar cycles, a theory that woman have followed for literally thousands of years. This is because they’re about the same length–with
a “typical” menstrual cycle lasting between 28 and 35 days and a lunar cycle lasting 29.5 days.
In the mid-1950s because of his interest in Astrology, a young Slovakian doctor named Eugen Jonas discovered something completely unknown to science, women were becoming pregnant at a time when they weren't supposed to be fertile and this lead Dr. Jonas to reason that maybe women had more than one fertile period during a month. His research found that women have another fertility cycle that occurs during the same phase of the Moon as that in which the woman was born, called the Lunar Conception Moment.
It is important to understand that in each month you have potentially two moments when you can conceive: the natural ovulation cycle and the lunar conception moment. Some women have these two moments very close to each other, they might even coincide.
How to work out when your lunar conception moment is?
Use this calculator to find out when your Lunar Conception moment is. Then Dr Jonas’s rule is that if you want to conceive he recommends having intercourse in the 24 hour period before this moment.
So the best way of keeping track of this is in your dairy, mark with red the day of the Lunar Conception and three days prior to it. This is the time of highest fertility.
Then wait until your next menstruation begins and put a blue circle around that date. Count forward fifteen full days from the blue-circled day. Circle the fifteenth day in solid green. Mark with a green line six days before and after the green circled day. All those thirteen green days are potentially fertile days too due to the regular ovulation.
And to increase your chances of conception further, listen to my podcast series on the female hormones, where I will share with you my 3 top causes for hormonal imbalances and my 5 top solutions to keeping your hormones balanced.