What does Pregnancy Rates per Cycle Mean

The first day of menstrual bleeding is designated as “day 1” of the menstrual cycle. If we look at 100 average fertile couples with a prior pregnancy who time intercourse in relation to ovulation, we’ll find that 20-25 of those couples have a positive pregnancy test. One month later 15-20 more couples will get pregnant and, in theory, at the end of 4 months all 100 couples should be pregnant. In reality %85-90 of these women become pregnant at the end of the year. It is generally accepted that a couple whose chances of conceiving are lower than 20-25% are diagnosed as infertile. When a couple has a 5% chance of getting pregnant each month, even if they time intercourse according to ovulation, their chance of conceiving will be much lower spontaneously.