Trying to conceive? Try a “conception moon” (that’s a honeymoon for would-be parents)

A new survey from Clearblue suggests that over three-quarters of couples surveyed have taken a “conception moon” to help them become pregnant, with four out of ten of those couples successfully conceiving.

New phrases I hadn’t come across before are babymoons – time alone just before a family is started – and conception moons – breaks set up with the explicit purpose of conceiving.

It’s fairly obvious what the main activity on a conception moon is, but planning it should be done carefully so as to coincide with the woman’s most fertile time of the month.

Naturally, Clearblue has a product – the Clearblue Fertility Monitor (£99.99) – which is designed to maximise a woman’s chance of conceiving because it identifies those days when making love is most likely to lead to conception.

There are other measures which can be used, if done consistently, which don’t require a product, though they may a be little more difficult to perfect.

In any case, Clearblue also recommend the top ten conception moon destinations:

  1. Maldives
  2. Fiji
  3. Lake District
  4. Bora Bora
  5. Amalfi Coast
  6. Sardinia
  7. Santorini
  8. Paris
  9. Venice
  10. Turks & Caicos Islands

Not that you’ll be doing much sightseeing.