How to calculate the fertile period
It may seem like something obvious and simple, but figuring out when such a fertile time occurs is still a dilemma for many women – both for those who wish to get pregnant as soon as possible, and for those who still want to avoid having a baby at the moment.
Other women even know, more or less, calculate when their fertile period occurs, but little know about it …
What, in fact, does this term mean? Does the woman have any symptoms during her fertile period? These and other questions will be clarified below.
What is fertile time?
Fertile period is the time of the menstrual cycle in which it becomes more likely the fertilization of the ovum by the spermatozoon and, therefore, pregnancy.
Therefore, the fertile time is the time when the woman is more likely to become pregnant, since the so-called ovulation occurs – when the ovary releases one or more eggs to be fertilized.
How to calculate the fertile period?
It is from the menses that the menstrual cycle must be counted. In a cycle with an average duration of 28 days, the woman can calculate her fertile period from the most likely date of ovulation, which will be on the 14th day of the cycle.
It is worth mentioning that, at ovulation, the egg descends through the fallopian tubes and is available for the spermatozoa. But it is necessary to consider that the organism is not a “machine”, that is, in the same way that not all women have a regular menstrual cycle (with the same duration every month), the fertile period may not happen only in one day .
In this way, the woman and her partner must always be attentive according to their intention:
If the desire is to become pregnant, the ideal period to have intercourse is from 3 days to 3 days after the expected day for ovulation.
However, if the desire is to avoid pregnancy, attention must be paid, because even if the sexual intercourse occurs a day or two before the fertile period, the sperm still “may have the breath to fulfill its mission.” That’s because sperm can survive up to 72 hours after intercourse.
It is worth remembering that the table begins with the 1st day of the menstrual cycle, i.e the first day of menstruation.
A woman can become pregnant at any point in the cycle, but most likely during the fertile period, which is usually between the 12th and 16th day of the cycle.