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When are My Fertile Days?

Calculating fertile days is a must for increasing the chances of pregnancy. Sexual intercourse during the fertile period leads to successful conception. It is very easy to calculate fertile days for getting pregnant. Find different ways of predicting fertile days. Read on to know how to determine the fertile period right here.

Having a clear idea about ‘timing’ is one of the primary things that one should know when you have decided to get pregnant. Conception is all a matter of a host of factors falling into place at the right time. On an average a woman usually needs 6 to 8 months to conceive and in a certain month, the chances of pregnancy are just 15-20%. So, if you want to relax and enjoy, you simply need to follow certain simple ways to mark your
fertile days.

How to Determine Fertile Days

Given below are some of the methods for determining fertile days.

Maintain a Period Date Calendar

There is lesser need to worry if you have a regular cycle. But for many women this is not the case, the dates get postponed or preponed with no apparent reason. The calendar helps you to keep track on the number of days that have elapsed between your periods. The day your period starts must be marked as 1. Now each day till the day your next period starts should be counted. Then you again begin with day 1. Continue for three to four months in order to obtain an accurate count of the length and regularity of the cycle. Though an average normal cycle has 28 days, but then 23 to 35 days is also considered as normal.  

Mark the Time you Ovulate

The fertile days for every woman are basically a small window of time in and around the ovulation period. So, have sex during ovulation if you want to conceive. Ovulation is the process when one of the ovaries release a ripened egg and it travels and stations itself in the fallopian tube. Here is how you can effectively mark your most fertile days –

For women whose cycles are regular, ovulation happens on the fourteenth day prior to the start of the next menstruation. So when 14 days are subtracted from the length of the cycle, you get the actual ovulation date. 

For women whose cycles are not regular, you need to use any of the below mentioned methods to track your ovulation date.

Track the Basal Body Temperature – When ovulation happens there is a slight increase in temperature. Every day in the morning the temperature needs to be recorded and charted. After a few months of recording you can track the pattern and predict your ovulation period.

Note the Change in Cervical Mucus – This low-tech method is not an exact pin-pointer but nonetheless you get an idea of your fertile period. Before ovulation, there is a normal production of thin and clear cervical mucus which facilitates the sperm to travel to meet the egg. Just prior to your most fertile days, the mucus will appear stretchy and slippery like raw egg white. Post ovulation when the fertile period is over, the mucus again turns thicker and after a few days disappears. 

Ovulation Predictor Kit – You can obtain these kits from the drugstore and it can effectively predict your fertile days by measuring the level of LH (luteinising hormone) in the urine. When the LH levels are higher, it is an indication that the ovary is ready to release the egg. 

Determine the Time to Have Sex

If you decide to have sex after ovulation, you may not conceive. It is best advisable to go for intercourse every day of every alternate day beginning at least five days before ovulation and continuing it for the next five days post ovulation.

Determining the fertile days is extremely important for getting pregnant. You can try the above mentioned methods for determining your due date and plan your intercourse accordingly for getting pregnant.

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Many Moore.6 years ago
i was having problems in getting pregnant though all my tests were normal. then i decided to use ovulation predictor kit. with that i was able to determine my fertile days. than i timed intercourse with my fertile days and soon got pregnant. i think these kits are really great
Vinny.6 years ago
ovulation predictor kit can surely solve your problems. you can determine the time of ovulation and thus plan you pregnancy. by timing the intercourse during the time of ovulation, you are sure to get pregnant. do not lose heart keep trying and soon you will get the good news.
Jennifer Wisket.6 years ago
i have been trying to conceive since last year but am unable to get pregnant. then i read about ovulation and ovulation predictor kit. i think that ovulation predictor kit can help me to get pregnant by determining the fertile period. could you suggest the names of ovulation predictor kit.
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Which is the best way to determine fertile days? How to use ovulation kit for determining the fertile days? When does fertile period usually begin?
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