Most Fertile Days in Menstruation

Updated on 14 May 2009,
Published on 07 Feb 2009

A number of women try to get pregnant or crave for pregnancy. Some of them succeed easily while others have to try an umpteen number of times before they are frustrated without any results. It is very important for a woman to know her body. Knowing the most fertile days in menstruation is important. This, in short, is the key to getting pregnant easily. There are a number of ways to chalk out these days but not all of them are accurate enough. Though for some people these ways did prove successful.

The length of menstrual cycle ranges from 25 – 35 days with an average of 28 days. And the menstrual days can last for about 7 days, however, 4 days are the average. Menstruation is the general term that is being referred to the process in which the body discharges blood. When 3-4 days before the menstrual flow, which is often abbreviated as AF, begins, the body releases ovum or the eggs which go to the uterus through the fallopian tube. During this period if a woman establishes sexual contact with a man then the chances for the woman to get pregnant is quite high. This, in brief, is how fertilization takes place.

For a sure shot conception, one must establish 3-4 sexual encounters beforehand with their male counterparts. The menstrual cycle is generally classified into two namely pre-ovulation and post-ovulation. Within a week of menstruation, the ovum is released in the ovary which travels to the uterus where it meets the sperm and gets fertilized. It really counts to calculate the fertilization period. Most people believe that women are most fertile on the 14th day of menstruation. On the contrary, the actual fact is a woman is most fertile 14 days before her menstruation.

Usually, sperm remains active for about three days inside the vagina whereas the ovum is active only for a day. This period is counted as one of the most fertile period of a woman. There are a number of ways to calculate the fertile days during menstruation. These include the body basal test, saliva test, examination of your cervix, checking the mucous of your cervix etc. It has been noted that the body temperature slightly rises during ovulation. Another indication is the pain in the abdomen.

There is a standard method for calculating the most fertile period. However, this calculation may not prove accurate for all the women. In this method you will simply have to track your menstrual cycle. The day on which your menstruation begins is generally referred to as day 1.

Start counting from this day, till the next menstruation start. This would determine your menstrual cycle. Days 8 – 19 are the most fertile period. So if you wish to get pregnant then you should try making out during this period. If you do not wish to get pregnant then avoid any sexual encounter or use a barrier. However, this standard method is applicable to only those who usually have their menstrual cycle between 26 to 32 days.

Inorder to save yourself from emotional trauma and anxiety, know your fertility period during your menstrual cycle. This way you can even control unwanted pregnancy. Trying to know your most fertile period by simply counting can at times prove inaccurate because menstruation is sometimes delayed due to sickness, stress, alcohol etc. Some people also believe that sex during menstruation can also lead to pregnancy. However, this is simply a myth as the most fertile period occurs somewhere in the middle of the menstrual cycle.

6 Response(s)
sugarcoated
This is info is quite helpful. Thanks for the detailed discussion on how to calculate the most fertile period.
Donna
It surely did prove right for me. We were having a difficult time trying to conceive when I started with counting the most fertile period of my cycle. And finally we succeeded. I have a beautiful 9 months old baby girl.
Julie
I heard there is a calculator as well that helps in calculating the fertile days
Adam
I should be mailing this page to my girlfriend right away great info!! thanks!!!
stephanie
Thanks a lot for the info.
elizabeth willig-kroner
This information is NOT accurate. Visit a more credible site.
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