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Chances Of Getting Pregnant
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Just as it's true that some people have blonde hair and some people have brown hair, women have menstrual cycles and ovulation patterns that differ from each other. Some of this is based on genetics; some is based on activity level. Sometimes the length of a woman's cycle is affected by the amount of stress that the woman is going through or whether she has lost or gained a lot of weight, or even if she has been sick.
All of these variations, whether temporary or consistent, have an impact on the best time for a woman to try to conceive a baby, and that can make the process much more frustrating. The good news is that with a little bit of effort, you can track your own cycle and figure out exactly when the best time to conceive is, specifically for you.
Before figuring out exactly when is the best time to conceive, , it's a good idea to make sure that you understand exactly how the mechanism of getting pregnant works.
Every month a woman goes through an ovulatory cycle; it begins on the first day of menstruation, and goes on from that point through til the next time she ovulates.
When menstruation begins, it triggers a series of events that prepare both the ovaries and the uterus for the possibility of fertilization of the next cycle's egg; during ovulation (which is generally in the middle of the cycle) the ovaries release an egg and it travels down the fallopian tubes towards the uterus.
If the egg meets with a sperm on its journey, and is fertilized, it is then implanted in the uterine lining and grows into a baby. The key to getting pregnant is to have the sperm and egg in the same place at the same time, and in order to do that you must monitor the symptoms of ovulation so you can be sure of when are to try to get pregnant.
Although the sperm can live inside of a woman for three to five days, the egg is actually only available for a day or two after ovulation, so if you are trying to get pregnant, it is essential that you know exactly when you are ovulating. There are a couple of ways to do this.
The first thing to do is to make sure that you are aware of the average length of
your menstrual cycle. Though you may think you know what this is, it is a good idea
to start tracking the first day of your period and write it down for six months or
Once you know exactly what the average number of days of your cycle is, if you subtract eleven days from the cycle that was the shortest, and subtract eighteen days from the cycle that was the longest, that will provide you with the window of opportunity during which you are most fertile during the average month.
Having that information helps tremendously. Knowing that, you should try to conceive every other day from the beginning to the end of that range. Having intercourse more frequently than that can deplete the strength of the sperm, and having it spaced farther apart dilutes the presence of the sperm that are present when the egg arrives.
For some women who are trying to get pregnant, the idea of spending several months to figure out when their average fertile time is represents too much work and too much time spent.
If you want to try to get pregnant without going through that effort but still want the benefit of knowing exactly when you are ovulating, fertility prediction kits and ovulation tests are available for purchase at your local drugstore.
Using these kits can identify the presence of luteinizing hormones in your urine
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