How to Calculate Your Fertile Days to Get Pregnant?

If you have ever wondered what are the days of the month where you are fertile, but you don’t know how to calculate them, here we will tell you how to find out. And, every woman is a world, so knowing how your menstrual cycle works will help you identify what your fertile days are.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a baby,  knowing your fertile days will be of great help to you to get pregnant more easily .

HOW DOES THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE WORK? 

When your cycles are regular, it is easier to identify what your fertile days are.

In general, a regular menstrual cycle lasts an average of 28 days. Although also, cycles between 25 and 35 days are considered normal; that you can calculate from the first day your menstruation appears until the day it reappears.

All menstrual cycles have 3 phases, known as follicular, ovulatory and luteal phases, below we will tell you more about each of them.

FOLLICULAR PHASE 

This phase begins from day one of the menstrual cycle until day ten or fourteen approximately ; and during this period there is an increase in estrogens.

Women have many ovule follicles and during each month we develop approximately 20 units, and it is in this phase that the ovule follicles grow in the ovary .

Additionally, between days one and five approximately menstruation occurs, which lasts between three and seven days.

HOW DOES THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE WORK? 

OVULATORY PHASE 

If you wanted to know what your fertile days are, pay close attention to this stage. Between days ten and fourteen of the menstrual cycle, only one of the follicles that was growing in the previous phase will mature. Once its maturation process is over, an ovum will be released and will be located in the fallopian tubes and will finally reach the uterus; which is the specific moment of ovulation .

LUTEAL PHASE 

This stage corresponds to the second half of the menstrual cycle, until the first day of the arrival of menstruation .

After having ovulated, the follicle that has matured and that has expelled the ovum becomes the corpus luteum ; which is a producer of progesterone. At the same time, the walls of the uterus thicken to accommodate a possible pregnancy, in case the ovum has been fertilized.

In the absence of fertilization, the corpus luteum does not continue to produce progesterone for twelve and sixteen days, this is when the lining of the uterus sheds, which results in what we know as menstruation.

BUT, AND THEN HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MY FERTILE DAYS ARE? 

Well, your fertile days correspond to the day of ovulation, in addition to the 3 days before and 3 after.

Keep in mind that if your cycles are irregular, you most likely will not ovulate every month; therefore, it is not so easy to know what your fertile days are . For this reason, we recommend that you consult your gynecologist or you can make an appointment with a specialist .

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The above content at Collaborative Research Group is for educational and informational purposes only  and has been developed by following reliable medical sources and recommendations from health experts.  If you feel identified with any symptoms, described medical term or you are a patient, we recommend you consult your doctor. 

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