Experts have to say that it is best to know when you are ovulating to get pregnantwithout delay. Fifteen days before and after menstrual period is the best time to get pregnant. Sperm can live for two to three days after intercourse and eggs can survive for 12 to 24 hours after ovulation. Go for the missionary position which will ensure that the semen reaches the cervix.
The way to know whether ovulation has occurred or not is to chart your basal body temperature and then monitor the cervical mucus. Just before you get out of bed pop a thermometer inside your mouth. As the day advances physical activities will increase the body temperature. The temperature should be taken at the same time everyday. Everything should be recorded in the same time in the ovulation chart. If the basal temperatures are low before ovulation and higher after that then chances are that ovulation has taken place.