5 Easy and Effective Ways to Know Your Most Fertile Days in the Month
Knowing this information is very helpful for women, whether you are trying to get pregnant or trying to avoid pregnancy for a while. Let’s look at the different methods, their effectiveness and we’ll help you decide which is best for you.
With a few years in the medical world and some treatments for getting pregnant, I have a wealth of experience of how women feel when they want to get pregnant and the miracle takes time.
One of the things that most helped me control my anxiety and expect nature (or science, in my case) to take its course, was to look for reliable information and know my body. As soon as you finish reading this article, you will be prepared to begin to understand every sign of your body.
How do you know when you are on your most fertile days, according to experts ?
1. Counting the days (one of the least accurate methods of all)
Usually, the periods repeat every 28 days, the first being the day on which you notice a significant flow of blood and not just a few drops or the flow of brown coloring.
It is very important to understand this because if you consider as the first day of your period the day you begin to notice a little bit of blood but not the actual flow, you will be counting ahead.
In a 28-day “perfect” cycle, your most fertile days are between the 10th and 15th days. Allegedly, your body will release the mature egg on day 14 of its cycle, but this is the general rule, to which many Exceptions: Your body may ovulate twice in a month, may ovulate much sooner, or may ovulate much later, or even ovulate.
2. Change in vaginal discharge (one of the most effective)
One of the most accurate if you pay attention to the changes and get to know your body.
How it works?
The vaginal discharge or discharge is changing during the cycle, stimulated by the presence of your hormones that are responsible at the time of conceiving.
In the first part of your cycle (the first 14 days in a regular 28-day cycle), your body produces estrogen. This hormone keeps increasing and when it reaches its highest point your ovaries release a mature ovum to be fertilized.
After its period occurs and the bleeding disappears, the flow has a creamy white appearance. As your cycle progresses, this flow becomes more liquid and more transparent. This means that it is more fertile than the previous one and is preparing for a third change (which will be the most fertile of all).
Just before the estrogen reaches its peak, the flow will look like a transparent, viscous substance (like an egg white), if you put it between your fingers, it stretches for several centimeters before breaking. This is the most fertile flow, and it is what announces that your body is about to release the egg.
After this, if fertilization and implantation have occurred (the adhesion of the fertilized ovum to the uterus), its flow will have a creamy, but watery appearance, and will be in greater quantity. Otherwise, if there has been no fertilization, you will notice almost no flow, and if you notice anything, it will be like a dry paste (this is the most infertile).
3. Basal temperature
According to WebMD, the temperature of your body changes (increasing) when the egg is about to be released.
WebMD recommends measuring your temperature with a thermometer under your armpit every morning before you get out of bed, and write down the temperature on a spreadsheet daily so you know when the temperature rises. It is recommended to do this for several months, so you can find out when ovulation will occur.
4. Using tests to detect ovulation
You can buy them at any major pharmacy or supermarket, and they are one of the most accurate methods, but also more expensive.
They work through analysis, measuring the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH); This amount increases between 24 and 36 hours before ovulation occurs.
Generally, kits with these tests come with several so that you can test with the first urine in the morning starting several days before when you think you will ovulate, so you can be sure that you will not miss the time of ovulation.
5. Pain in one of the ovaries
This little pain that you feel a few months near the middle of the cycle is indicating that ovulation has already occurred. If you wait until then to be intimate with your husband, chances are you will not get pregnant because your “fertile window” has already closed.