Want-to-be parents are having sex some 78 times before they conceive, a new study suggests.
It typically takes a lot of sex and more than six months, according to parenting website ChannelMum.com.
In the study of 1,194 British parents, getting a positive pregnancy result took an average of 185 days, The Mirror reported.
Mums on the site voted missionary as “the most successful” sex position to fall pregnant followed closely by “doggy style”.
It seems having more time to get busy might well have a lot to do with successfully falling pregnant.
Mamamia previously revealed that the Christmas holiday period is the most popular time of the year to fall pregnant in Australia, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
“What we’ve found looking at the last decade’s worth of data is that late September-early October is the peak time in terms of the number of people born in Australia,” ABS demographer Andrew Howe said.
“Nine months before equates to around Christmas time.”
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It doesn’t matter where you live – it’s a nation-wide trend.
“The rate of births can vary a bit across the country but in terms of distribution across the year, it’s pretty consistent across the country,” said Mr Howe.