When a mature egg gets released from the ovary and is pushed down the fallopian tube, and is available to be fertilized, this is called ovulation. What usually happens during ovulation is that one of the eggs in your ovaries will mature each month. A common misconception is that regular ovulation is indicative of fertility, and therefore you have the ability to achieve pregnancy.
“Just enjoy yourselves.”
“It will happen when you're ready.”
“People have made babies without doctors for millions of years.”
If you're trying to get pregnant, prepare yourself for the onslaught of well-meaning advice suggesting that getting pregnant is easy. The truth is, for many couples, it's anything but. Even when you're both perfectly healthy, it can take up to a year of timed intercourse to get pregnant. And if you're not? It could take significantly longer, and might not even happen without medial assistance for infertility.