Knowing which fertile days of the month are helps to optimize the chances of getting pregnant
Every month there is a fertile period during which the chances of getting pregnant increase and within this “fertile window” in a woman’s menstrual calendar, sexual intercourse can be concentrated to optimize the chances of conception. But how to understand what the fertile days and what are the signs that indicate the period of maximum monthly fertility?
What are the fertile days
For fertile days those are stretched rough days fertility close to or immediately afterovulation. These days the ovary releases the egg which travels through the fallopian tubes until it reaches the uterus. If it does not meet a spermatozoon and therefore is not fertilized, it flakes off and is expelled with menstruation about ten days later.
How many fertile days per month?
So the fertile days are roughly five in a month and range from those preceding to those immediately following ovulation.
Knowing when ovulation will occur and what fertile days will be can certainly help you get pregnant. There are various ways to know what the fertile period is: for example by holding a diary or using one of the many Free apps which are used to monitor the menstrual cycle. Or again, on several sites there are simple and intuitive ones calculators that allow you to have a detailed graph of the fertile days of the month.
Now let’s do some practical example, starting from the duration of the menstrual cycle:
If the distance between one menstruation and another is 28 days then ovulation will occur on the 14th day and the days of maximum fertility will be those immediately before and immediately after: therefore the 12, 13, 14 and 15.
If the average menstrual cycle is 35 days, ovulation will occur around day 21 and the most fertile days are 19, 20, 21 and 22.
If you have shorter cycles, for example 21 days, ovulation will occur around day 7 and the most fertile days will be 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Video: A Woman’s Fertile Days
In this video the Dr. Paola Pileri talks about fertile days, what they are and how to calculate them to increase the probability of getting pregnant
Calculation of fertile days in an irregular cycle
A menstrual cycle is defined as irregular shorter than 21 days or longer than 36 days, or a cycle that varies abnormally from month to month.
Women who have very irregular cycles find it difficult to calculate an average cycle length and this can make it difficult to know when ovulation occurs. Experts, in this case, recommend having sexual intercourse every 2 or 3 days in order to increase the chances of covering the possible fertile period and increase the chances of getting pregnant.
However, it is important to go deeper and understand what the causes of this irregularity: if there is a delay or a change from time to time this should not worry, if instead the anomalies are constant it is good to contact the gynecologist to understand the causes, make changes to your lifestyle (which certainly affects the regularity of the cycle) and increase the possibility of conception.
By fertile period we mean precisely that phase of a woman’s monthly cycle in which theovulation and therefore there is more likelihood of get pregnant. The fertile period varies from woman to woman and it depends on the average cycle length menstrual. It is therefore important to learn about the length of your menstrual cycle to be able to identify which are the fertile days, starting from the premise that generally ovulation occurs about 14 days before the onset of menstruation.
It is good to know that ovum and sperm survive for a short time: theovum can be fertilized for approx 24 hours after being released from the ovary (while it is in the fallopian tubes), while it sperm it can survive even for five days.
So the most fertile days will be those immediately before ovulation because the sperm can also “wait” for the egg to come out for a few days.
As we said it is very important to know which …