For a woman planning her pregnancy, an important question is “What are My most fertile days”?
Here we tell you how to figure out when you are most fertile to get pregnant.
This is no magic, but the results depends upon your own menstrual cycle. Thus, for finding results about fertility, it is important to keep a record of your menstrual periods. Make sure you make a record of your first day of periods and even the last day in order to know the total days of your cycle. This record will help you in estimating the ovulation period.
Mostly, women begin ovulating ten days prior to their menstrual cycle. So, if the record counts
- Menstrual cycle of 32 days – Woman will ovulate on day 18
- Menstrual cycle of 28 days – Woman will ovulate on day 14
It is important to understand that the eggs released during ovulation can live up to 48 hours and sperm for up to 72 hours.
Which is why experts advise couples to have intercourse 3 days before expecting ovulation and even continue for 2 or 3 days of ovulation.
Managing this period of intercourse and ovulation will secure conception.
Then there are other ways to know the fertility period as well, which include:
- Checking the cervical mucus - The process involves checking if the mucus discharge is stringy and is accompanied by a body temperature that usually rises within 36 hours of ovulating (almost 0.4-0.6 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Ovulation prediction kits – One may invest in over-the-counter ovulation kits to know the best time to conceive. These kits are easily available at local pharmacies. With this information it is quite easy to work out when are you most likely to become pregnant.
Written by: Dr. H. Kaur
Edited by: C. Soni