If you are trying to get pregnant, it is beneficial to know your ovulation time, so you can have sexual intercourse during the month when you are most fertile. In the middle of the menstrual cycle, an egg is released from the ovary and this egg runs through the fallopian tube; this event is known as ovulation. Most women have 12 to 16 days between ovulation and the start of the next menstrual period.
Women who have a regular 28-day cycle will most likely lay eggs on the 14th day. If your cycle is taking longer than this; For example, if it’s 35 days, you’re 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.
There is a sudden increase in luteinizing hormone (LH) until an egg is fully mature and moves down the fallopian tubes. Ovulation normally occur 24 to 36 hours after the ‘LH peak’. The LH peak is the ideal indicator for detecting the most fertile days.
An egg can remain alive up to 24 hours 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 have 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 when you have sexual intercourse in the days before ovulation and on the day of ovulation.
Since every woman is different, it is important that you know your body and know your menstrual cycle when you start to make a baby. You will find more information about this in the ‘get to know your body’ section:
- Implantation (fertilization)
- Over stock
- The development of follicles
How can I Predict that I’m Pregnant?
Follow the Calendar
Mark the day you have menstruation every month on the calendar. Also record the number of days each period lasts. Ovulation most likely occurs in the middle of your menstrual cycle. If you have a stable 28-day cycle, for example, you can calculate the fertile days as ovulation will probably start approximately 14 days after your last period started.
Follow Your Basal Body Temperature
Ovulation causes a slight increase in your basal body temperature. To monitor your basal body temperature, measure your temperature every morning before getting out of bed and note this value. Your most fertile period will be two or three days before your body temperature begins to rise. It is difficult to notice that this temperature increase will be less than a degree.