If you’re planning to get pregnant and you want to know the answer, then you’re in the right place. If you are a woman and you don’t want to get pregnant, then this is also the right place to find the answers to your question.
So when is a woman most fertile and most likely to get pregnant? The answer is simple: when she is ovulating. Ovulating comes from the word ovulation.
This is the term used to define the time when a woman’s egg (usually there’s only one egg but there are also instances when there are more than one) is released from her ovary. So when does this happen? Women are most fertile immediately following their period, generally for about 8 – 10 days after, depending on when ovulation actually happens.
When Does Pregnancy Occur?
This is a very common question raised by women who do not really understand. But this is a good question. So on the question on when pregnancy occurs, the answer is this: pregnancy can occur immediately following an intercourse. In some instances, pregnancies are also known to occur several days after the intercourse even if the couple did it only once. Conception begins when the male’s sperm fertilizes the woman’s egg.
Here’s something that some people may not know:
A man’s sperm can actually survive for several days inside a woman’s reproductive tract, but the woman’s egg can only survive for up to 24 hours after ovulation. A man’s sperm can live inside a woman’s cervix and fallopian tubes for 2 to 5 days and in comparison, a woman’s egg can live only for 12 to 24 hours. This means that a woman can get pregnant from having intercourse 6 days before and up until one day after her ovulation.
Factors That Affect Ovulation
Fir those planning to get pregnant, it is essential that you understand that there are factors that may negatively affect a woman’s ovulation which can make getting pregnant less likely. Stress, environmental factors, and illness can delay ovulation. So if you really want to get pregnant, avoid these stresses to increase your chances of conception.
Medical experts suggest that in order to increase the chances of getting pregnant, it is best to track the ovulation period of a woman. There are many ways to do it. For example, a woman can monitor her body’s fertile time period. There are several methods a woman can use to determine when she is most fertile. One is the Calendar. A woman can chart her menstrual cycle on a calendar to determine the days she is most likely to ovulate. Another way is the Basal Body Temperature or the BBT. Following the BBT, a woman should take her temperature first thing in the morning, before getting up or doing any activity. In a normal menstrual cycle, a woman’s BBT rises almost one degree from just after ovulation through the beginning of her next cycle. Another way is by checking her Cervical Mucus. The cervix produces mucus that protects the body from sperm, bacteria, and other harmful organisms. During ovulations, and this lasts for several days each month, the consistency of the mucus changes to allow sperm to enter the fallopian tubes. By checking her cervical mucus, a woman will know when she is fertile. Last but not the least is Symptothermal or the observation and charting of the combination of fertility indicators like cervical mucus or secretions, and BBT. This helps a lot in indicating when a woman is fertile or her fertile period.
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