Know Your Body
If you are trying to have children, you will be willing to do anything to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Understanding how your ovulation and your own menstrual cycle works will help you calculate the days when you are most likely to get pregnant in the month.
How Does My Menstrual Cycle Work?
- The average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days. This cycle begins on the first day of menstruation and ends at the start of the next cycle. If your cycle is shorter or longer than the given time, you don’t have to worry; menstrual cycles of women can vary from 23 to 35 days.
- Most women have 12 to 16 days between ovulation and the start of the next menstrual period.
- Women with a regular 28-day cycle will most likely lay eggs on day 14. If your cycle is taking longer than this; For example, if it is 35 days, you are more likely to be fertile between the 19th and 25th days. If you have a shorter 23-day cycle, you can ovulate between the 7th and 13th days.
- Menstrual bleeding usually takes 3 to 7 days. If you are suffering from menstrual pain, it will probably be more severe at the beginning of the menstrual period, during which the hormones that force the inner wall of the uterus to break down are maximized.
What Happens During Ovulation?
At the beginning of the menstrual cycle, the brain releases a hormone that tells the body to begin egg production. At the same time, your body begins to produce the hormone estrogen. Estrogen plays an important role in helping you get pregnant. This hormone, which remains at the lowest level on the first day of your menstruation, starts to increase on the first day of your menstruation and causes the uterine wall to thicken with nutrients and blood. This event takes place so that the fertilized egg can get all the nutrients and support it will need to develop if you are pregnant. High estrogen levels also enable a woman to produce ‘sperm-friendly’ mucus that helps sperm swim and survive longer during the ovulation period. You will probably notice this as a thin, slippery, often cloudy white vaginal discharge.
How Do I Know the Days I Was The Most Fertile?
Ovulation happens when a mature egg is launched from the ovary and pushed down the fallopian tube, competent for fertilization. Ovulation usually takes place 14 days before the start of the next menstruation, but it is also normal for it to occur between 12 and 18 days before your menstruation. Some women experience a slight pain or pain in the ovarian area during ovulation.
An egg can continue to exist up to in the future after ovulation. During this period, the sperm should combine with the egg to fertilize it so that the pregnancy can take place. In fact, you do not need to have sexual intercourse exactly on the day of ovulation, sperm can remain alive in the fallopian tubes for 3 to 5 days after sexual intercourse and still fertilize it when the egg is released from the ovary. This means that you are more likely to become pregnant if you had sexual intercourse in the days before ovulation and on the day of ovulation. If the egg is not fertilized, the thickened endometrial wall is no longer needed and is excreted during menstruation.
What Happens During Pregnancy?
After the egg is fertilized, it clings to the wall of the uterus. The body continues to release high levels of estrogen and progesterone, which will help thicken the uterine wall to support pregnancy. If you experience emotional tides in the first few weeks and months of your pregnancy, don’t worry. Your rising hormone levels can affect how you feel and cause you to experience emotional fluctuations, crying often and being nervous. Many women find that the symptoms begin to ease after the first three months of pregnancy.