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Which are the Most Fertile Days to get Pregnant

Pregnancy By Gunjan Rastogi , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Sep 06, 2011
Which are the Most Fertile Days to get Pregnant

Trying to figure out the most fertile days to get pregnant? Find out whether you are already in your fertile days for conception or not.

For a lot of women trying to get pregnant,the best thing to do would be to look up the important and "pregnancy-friendly" days on the calendar.

Pregnant woman in the gardenOvulation is the most fertile period to get pregnant in. A woman is most fertile when she is ovulating and at least two-three days post ovulation. Fertile days to get pregnant vary from one person to another. Most women ovulate on the 14th day before the beginning of the next menstrual cycle. To know when you'd be your most fertile to get pregnant, you must be attentive to the changes taking place in your body. Here are some signs of ovulation.

Release of Hormones and Cervical Mucus

When a woman is ovulating, a lot of hormones begin to be released in the body, trying to prepare it for pregnancy. Just before ovulation, the estrogen level rises and prepares the uterus for implantation. One of the first signs of ovulation is a change in the quantity and quality of certical mucus. When the cervical mucus is thin and flowing out in increased amount, you are at your best time to get pregnant.

Therefore, the best way to determine ovulation is to keep track of vaginal discharge. As soon as the ovary releases egg, you will notice colourless and slippery vaginal discharge. If you notice these changes when you are approaching the 14th day before your expected period, it is time to try and get pregnant. 

Change in Position of the Cervix

  1. Another sign of ovulation is the position of your cervix. During the entire phase of menstrual cycle, the cervix is close, firm and positioned low. But, during ovulation, the pelvis begins to soften and open up slightly. This is because of an increase in estrogen levels.

Change in Basal Body Temperature

Another indication of fertile days is a change in the basal body temperature. During ovulation, the body's temperature rises by 0.5 to 1.6 degrees. Being low in intensity, this change in temperature usually goes unnoticed. If you want to know whetheryou are in your most fertile days of menstrual cycle, then use basal thermometers to detect body temperature.
 You can even use calendar method to keep track of your ovulation period.

If your menstrual cycle is of 28 days, you are more likely to ovulate around the 14th day post beginning of last menstrual period. This may, however, not be true for all the women as the span of cycle does vary in most cases. Therefore, the best way to increase your chances to get pregnant is to have sex on a daily basis (between 12th to 16th days of menstrual cycle).  If you have long a menstrual cycle .i.e. of 32 days then you are likely to ovulate on 18th day post beginning of your period. 


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