When Is The Best Time To Get Pregnant?
The best, or most fertile time, to get pregnant is when you are ovulating. When ovulation occurs a mature ovum is released into the fallopian tube from the follicles. Once released, the egg, or ovum, is ready to be fertilized but will start degenerating after 12 hours if not fertilized. The best way to determine your most fertile time is to pay attention to your body and learn how to spot the physical signs of ovulation, and thereby the best time to get pregnant.
Counting Days to Figure Out When You Are Ovulating
One common method of finding out when you will ovulate (the best time to get pregnant) is by counting days. To do this, figure out when your next period is due. From this date, count back 12 to 16 days. If you have regular cycles, these days will be when you will most likely ovulate. For women with a 28-day cycle, the 14th day is often the best day to get pregnant. Having sex frequently within this range of days will increase your odds of getting pregnant. You will need to know how long your cycle is, and have relatively regular cycles, in order to use this method. You can use our free online ovulation calendar to calculate your fertile days up to three months in advance.
Cervical Mucus And The Best Time To Get Pregnant
Your cervical mucus changes as your cycle progresses through the month. The rising level of estrogen increases the volume of the cervical mucus and the texture. The best time to get pregnant is when your cervical changes consistency and clear, slippery, and stretchy, similar to the the consistency of raw egg whites. Cervical mucus plays an important role in conception. At it’s best, it is the perfect vehicle for the sperm. It nourishes and protects the sperm on the journey through the vagina, the uterus and into the fallopian tubes. Some women find that their cervical mucus is very sticky or non existent for their full cycle. Pre-Seed lubricant can help create a sperm friendly environment will nourish and protect the sperm on it’s journey.
Basal Body Temperature And The Best Time To Get Pregnant
A rise in body temperature can also be an indication, though it cannot really pin point the best time to get pregnant. After you ovulate, your basal body temperature can increase by 0.4 to 0.8 degrees Fahrenheit. You won’t notice a change in your temperature, like when you have a fever, but it can be detected by using a basal thermometer. This temperature rise is due to an increased progesterone production which is stimulated by ovulation. The best time to get pregnant is during the two or three days before the increased basal temperature. You may have about 12 hours after you see your temperature start rising, but most experts consider it too late to for conception to occur at this point. The best way to use BBT charting is to record your temperatures for a few months. You will be able to review the results and pinpoint when you are ovulating based on your temperature shift. You will then be able to plan intercourse two to three days before ovulation to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Lower Abdominal Discomfort And Ovulation
Sometimes, you can actually feel yourself ovulating. Mittleschmerz, german for “middle pain”, occurs in about 1/5 of women. It is typically a mild ache or twinge of pain that can last for just a few minutes and as long as a couple of hours. If you know you are close to when you should ovulate and feel this, you should have sex as soon as possible. You will only have 12 to 24 hours for fertilization to occur before the egg starts disintegrating.