"Conclusions and recommendations for those trying to conceive:
The combined results of these studies indicate the following:
- Couples trying to conceive should try to focus intercourse within the days immediately preceding and including ovulation.
- Intercourse in the fertile time should not be limited unless there is a medical reason to do so.
- Diagnostic investigations or treatment interventions might be premature if there is prolonged unwanted non-conception yet intercourse has not been focused on the most fertile days.
- Couples who are hoping for pregnancy should not anticipate positive results or begin to test for pregnancy when intercourse has not occurred on at least one of the most fertile days.
- Additionally, because the most fertile time begins at least a couple of days before ovulation, couples using devices such as OPKs (ovulation prediction kits) or fertility monitors should begin to have intercourse prior to observing a positive or a peak so as not to miss an opportunity to conceive (since these devices typically only indicate a peak or positive on the day prior to ovulation)."