Know How to Calculate your Fertile Days Quickly
on Mar 24, 2016
by Prabha Sahgal, MD
To calculate your fertile days correctly and quickly, you will first need to learn more about your specific cycle. Here are a few things to help you calculate your fertile days.
Knowing when you are fertile is one of the best ways to increase your chances of becoming pregnant quickly. To calculate your fertile days correctly and quickly, you will first need to learn more about your specific cycle. Here are a few things to help you calculate your fertile days. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
There are basically three parts of a woman’s cycle. The first begins with your period. When your period starts, this is actually your body’s process of ridding itself of the thick lining of the uterus. This is an important process because this is where the embryo will attach if an egg becomes fertilized. Each month, the lining needs to be rebuilt in order to be healthy for the embryo to attach.
Your period will likely last between 3 and 7 days. After your period is over, your body will begin the process of developing a healthy egg. On average, this is a process that takes between 13-14 days, but it is also possible for it to range anywhere from 11 to 21 days. After the egg is developed, it will be released by the ovaries. It will then travel into the uterus and wait to become fertilized. The egg is only available for between 16 and 32 hours.
The final stage of your cycle is called the luteal phase. This is when your egg will attempt to implant if it has been fertilized. This is known as the two-week wait. If you are trying to conceive, you will need to wait 14 days before you take a pregnancy test or start trying to conceive again. During this time frame, a test will not be able to detect a pregnancy.
When you develop your schedule, it is best to begin having intercourse every other day for a couple of weeks following your period. Sperm can actually live in the body for a few days, so this is the best way to ensure you are able to increase your chances of conceiving quickly.
The reason you will want to have intercourse every other day rather than daily is because this can actually increase the amount of sperm that your partner produces. Having sex daily can deplete these numbers and actually make it harder for you to conceive. This is especially true for men who already struggle to keep a healthy sperm count.
Along with a calendar, there are also other things you can use to help you determine if you are ovulating. For example, an ovulation predictor or a basal thermometer are both fantastic tools to help you determine for certain when you are ovulating. At times, these items help you keep better track of your ovulation cycle and can help you become pregnant faster.
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Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.