When you’re trying for a baby it can seem like the simplest thing in the world… or the hardest. Here are the most fascinating facts about conception

1. The odds are…

Although everyone knows a story of someone who fell pregnant “by accident”, the odds are actually not nearly as high as you’d think. At 20 years old, it takes on average four months to conceive, by the time you’re 30, it will take up to eight months and after 35, it can take on average up to 18 months to conceive.

So a woman aged 20 has a 25% chance of conceiving every month, whereas a woman aged 40 has less than a 5% chance of conceiving monthly.