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Best Month to Conceive for a Comfortable Pregnancy

Trying to fig­ure out the best month to con­ceive a baby is one of the more chal­leng­ing aspects for a cou­ple plan­ning a preg­nan­cy. The moth­er to be does not want to be in her final stages of preg­nan­cy dur­ing the heat of sum­mer, but they do not want to wor­ry with poten­tial win­ter weath­er com­pli­ca­tions either. All of these things are con­sid­er­a­tions when hav­ing your baby, and with some care­ful plan­ning, you can eas­i­ly find the best month to con­ceive for a com­fort­able preg­nan­cy.

Sum­mer­time is the most com­mon bad sea­son that comes up when talk of the best month to con­ceive aris­es. The rea­sons for this are rather obvi­ous — hot weath­er plus added weight makes for a very unhealthy moth­er to be. There are oth­er rea­sons that sum­mer­time is not the best time to con­ceive a child though. Sum­mer­time is noto­ri­ous­ly busier in most local hos­pi­tals what with all the recre­ation and acci­dents from trav­el. This is nor­mal­ly no big deal for an expec­tant moth­er, but it is worth con­sid­er­ing. June, July and August are noto­ri­ous­ly hot and are bad months to be hav­ing your final months of preg­nan­cy. There­fore the months of Octo­ber, Novem­ber and Decem­ber are not the best months to con­ceive and find out you are preg­nant.

While sum­mer­time is not the most com­fort­able, win­ter time can be just as bad. If you live in an area that gets a lot of bad win­ter weath­er such as snow, sleet and ice, then win­ter might be worse than sum­mer­time. Extreme cold con­di­tions can also be high­ly uncom­fort­able for a preg­nant woman as she gets clos­er to the end. Get­ting preg­nant in Feb­ru­ary, March or April will mean that you are deliv­er­ing right in the mid­dle of the win­ter sea­son.

The best month to con­ceive a child for a com­fort­able preg­nan­cy will fall in spring or fall. Either of these sea­sons are fan­tas­tic for preg­nan­cy, as the weath­er is nei­ther hot nor cold. Preg­nant women will enjoy the nice cool breeze of the fall and spring when they are near the end of the preg­nan­cy. This means that get­ting preg­nant dur­ing the months of June, July, August, Decem­ber and Jan­u­ary are the best months to con­ceive a baby as it per­tains to preg­nan­cy com­fort. If your best month were to be hand picked, it would prob­a­bly be August. This is because you will be in the months of March, April and May dur­ing the hard­est parts.

While the best month to con­ceive for a com­fort­able preg­nan­cy is impor­tant, note that hav­ing a child any time of year can eas­i­ly be man­aged. Today we have the advan­tages of heat and air con­di­tion­ing, and can man­age the tem­per­a­tures rather eas­i­ly. Still, if you want the opti­mum com­fort, you can plan to have your baby dur­ing these com­fort­able months of the year.