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This Is How Many Times (On Average) You Have to Have Sex to Make a Baby

By katedemolder

June 3, 2017 at 9:54am


While planned and unplanned pregnancies happen all the time, couples will often say that they're 'trying' when in an attempt to conceive for the first time. 

And 'trying' they are for some time, as it's just been reported that on average, couples have sex 78 times from the time they decide to start trying to the time they finally get a positive sign on a pregnancy test. 

Those 78 times are spread over 158 days, or about 6 months, according to a new survey.

Parenting site,, surveyed 1,194 parents altogether, and found that most couples have sex 13 times per month when trying to have a baby. 

And while this may sound fun to some, it doesn't come without its stresses...

"While trying to conceive can be fun, it is also hard work, stressful, and not every couple is lucky enough to get conceive, so while you're focused on the baby, try to remember about each other too," said Siobhan Freegard, founder of also found that the most popular position is missionary (used by three-quarters of couples) followed by doggy style (used by 36% of couples).

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