How to Determine Fertile Period

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Determine Fertile Period

They are called fertile days, those days when the woman has much more chance of getting pregnant. It is when the egg is mature enough for fertilization to occur, some time before the crimson wave strikes. For this reason, calculating the fertile days is a good way to know when is a good month to have sex and conceive a fetus. Besides this, there are certain changes that the female body experiences and can help in achieving pregnancy. One of the most significant ones is vaginal discharge, which shows significant hormonal variation. In this OneHowTo article we show how to determine fertile period in detail. Pay attention!

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Calculate the fertile days

The process of ovulation occurs when the ovary releases one or more eggs. The egg moves into the Fallopian tube where it will reach the uterus or womb. This is the most fertile time of the menstrual cycle, so if you engage in sexual relations one or two days before ovulation right until the day after it, your chances of getting pregnant will increase considerably.

To do this, it is very important that you know how to calculate the fertile days of your menstrual cycle, which may vary depending on the duration of your cycle. First, you must keep in mind that the menstrual cycle begins with the first day of menstruation and ends the day before the next crimson wave.

Below, we detail the parameters that can help you find the best time to try to conceive:

  • Women who have regular menstrual periods, i.e. a flow approximately every 28 or 30 days, usually ovulate halfway through the cycle. This means that the time between day 12 and 16 of the menstrual cycle are the most fertile days.
  • By contrast, for those with irregular periods and cycles that exceed 35 days, ovulation usually occurs between days 19 and 25.
  • On the other hand, women with short menstrual cycles that do not exceed 23 days are most fertile between days 7 and 13.

It is essential to keep track of the fertile days just to know what time of the month is the day when you'll get pregnant more easily. In the event that there are difficulties and your periods become irregular, we recommend that you consult your gynecologist to undergo the appropriate tests to determine the exact causes of the problem.

How to Determine Fertile Period - Calculate the fertile days

Vaginal discharge during ovulation

In addition to calculating the fertile days throughout your menstrual cycle, there are other changes that the female body undergoes during ovulation and which help you know what is the ideal time for conception. Undoubtedly one of the most tell-tale signs is wet vaginal discharges. That is a significant variation when you are ovulating.

Normally, your vaginal discharge is a wet cervical mucus that helps keep the vagina clean and protects against possible infections. However, as the menstrual cycle progresses, increased levels of estrogen coincide with the most fertile days. This slimy discharge helps the sperm to properly move through the cervix into the Fallopian tubes, where the fertilization of the egg can finally take place.

The changes in your vaginal discharge will alert you and tell you that you are in your most fertile days. Here are some fertility tips:

  • Vaginal discharge increases in volume and oozes out more abundantly.
  • It can be transparent, very flexible forming threads, and very similar to an egg white in appearance.
  • Although not linked to fertility as much as the above, a watery vaginal discharge is also a good sign, as it also allows the sperm to move easily inside you.

Note that in the non-fertile period, vaginal discharge usually occurs less frequently. It is white and sticky like glue. To check your vaginal slime, you can use toilet paper. Wipe your intimate area or insert a clean finger into your vagina to remove a small sample.

How to Determine Fertile Period - Vaginal discharge during ovulation

Other changes in the body during the fertile days

A change in vaginal discharge is not the only thing that can happen during the most fertile days of your menstrual cycle, but there are other body signals such as the following, which can also be revealing:

  • Increased body temperature: body temperature can increase between 0.5 and 1 ° C during your ovulation. You'll be more fertile 2 or 3 days before the body temperature reaches its peak.
  • Discomfort in the lower abdomen: during ovulation many women experience mild discomfort in the lower abdomen or on a side.
  • Sensitivity and slight swelling in the sinuses due to increases in estrogen.
How to Determine Fertile Period - Other changes in the body during the fertile days

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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