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How to find out the Most Fertile Days to Plan Pregnancy?

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS on 11 Jul 2018 - Written by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Sailaja Vuppu - MBBS

You can easily find out the most fertile days to plan pregnancy with ovulation tracker, calculating fertility days, checking Basal Body Temperature (BBT), observing vaginal discharge, and noting other physical signs. The fertile period of a woman usually starts after 10-12 days of the 28 day cycle.

If you are planning a pregnancy or planning to try to conceive, it is very important to know the days when you are most fertile and can increase the chances of getting pregnant. Your most fertile days or your fertility days are the days between the 8th day of your menstrual cycle to the 19th day of the same consistent cycleHaving sex during your fertile period or fertility period that increases your chances of conception and thereby getting pregnant or conceiving. Here are few ways in which you can find out your most fertile days so that you can increase the chances to get pregnant. Are you thinking that how to become pregnant? Keep tracking your ovulation date and once you have intercourse take the pregnancy test and know some pregnancy tips. 

1. Keep track of your ovulation:

You are most fertile or your fertility is at its peak five days before ovulation and the two days after ovulation. However, the exact days differ for different women as their cycles are not the same at all and there are different cycles of a different person. To know when you are ovulating, it is very important to keep track of your menstrual cycle and periods or menses for at least two to three months at a stretch.

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 Are you thinking that how to become pregnant? Keep tracking your ovulation date and once you have intercourse take the pregnancy test and know some pregnancy tips. Count each day very carefully till you get the next date to know about the length of your cycle very carefully.

2. Calculate the fertile days:

For most of the women, a regular menstrual cycle would be 28 or 32 days. To closely know your fertile period, keep a note of the number of days in your shortest and longest cycles carefully. 

3. Check your basal body temperature BBT: 

You should know that our basal body temperature is the highest when you ovulate or get your ovulation date. This happens due to various hormonal changes in your body that take place inside the body that is reading the uterus closely for the implantation phase to get pregnant or to conceive. To keep a tab on your basal body temperature, measure it with the BBT thermometer during your fertile days, every morning before getting out of bed.

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Are you thinking that how to become pregnant? Keep tracking your ovulation date and once you have intercourse take the pregnancy test and know some pregnancy tips. Try having intercourse on those mornings when your temperature drops down than the previous day. 

4. Check vaginal discharge: 

Did you know the most common fact that when you are most fertile and ready for conception, your vaginal discharge changes in composition? Well, you need to monitor the discharge sticky and thick cervical mucus when you are most fertile and can get pregnant. Are you thinking that how to become pregnant? Keep tracking your ovulation date and once you have intercourse take the pregnancy test and know some pregnancy tips. There is a purpose to the cervical mucus, this discharge helps in deeper penetration and also helps take the sperm inside you to the ovum which awaits fertilization of the eggs.

5. Look for other physical signs:

Ovulation days may lead to some physiological changes, like a lame ache in one side of the abdomen, spotting or tenderness in the breasts. These could be excellent signs to predict your fertile or the ovulation period and try for conception to get pregnant soon.

Dr. Deepika Tiwari

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Obstetrician
Gurgaon

Dr. Deepika Tiwari is an infertility specialist and obstetrician who specializes in Normal vaginal delivery, Cervical cerclage, Infertility treatments, Urinary Incontinence Treatment and Gynecology problems. Dr. Deepika completed MBBS and MS in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the year 2003 and 2008 respectively. Dr. Deepika is a member of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI). Presently, Dr. Deepika Tiwari is practicing her expertise at HCL Healthcare Clinic, Sector 54, Gurgaon and Cloudnine Clinic, Sector 56, Gurgaon. For more information about Dr. Deepika Tiwari, visit elawoman.com

SOURCES AND REFERENCES:

  • Most effective ways to track ovulation with irregular period cycle  ovulation, Elawoman - 2017
  • Period bleeding and implantation bleeding - how to differentiate both of them?  implantation, Elawoman - 2018
  • Cervical mucus - 4 stages of cervical mucus, how to check it naturally?  cervical mucus, Elawoman - 2017

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Shashank Rawat

Pretty obvious points are disclosed in this article. Women behavior like excitement and orgasm do play a vital role while ovulating. So planning sex is the most thing to be pregnant.

Oct. 13, 2018, 6:04 p.m. 4.5

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Nobina

I took a pregnancy test after 5 days of my fertile day and I got negative results. Is it was to soon to test or how long should I keep testing? Please suggest!

Oct. 12, 2018, 9:08 p.m. 4.5

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Urshula

What are the chances of me getting pregnant, if I have sex on regular days?

Aug. 17, 2018, 11:10 a.m. 5.0

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Yogita K Bala

My cycle is irregular and I can't calculate my fertile days. Is there any simpler ways to know my fertile days. My friend suggested me to use Ela app. Let's see if that works.

July 31, 2018, 6:56 p.m. 4.5

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Nargis Khan

During my first born, I got pregnant very easily. But now it's very hard to get pregnant as I am trying to conceive from the last 2 years. Why is that so? Please help!

July 13, 2018, 1:16 p.m. 4.5

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Hope

Once ovulation is done how soon can I take a pregnancy test?

Sept. 21, 2017, 9:20 a.m. 4.5

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lisha

Hi! I also had a lot of breast and nipple pain while getting period before 5 days. This time I got my period 5 days earlier than my regular period. Are these the the signs to get pregnant soon?

Sept. 21, 2017, 4:34 a.m. 5.0

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PRETTY PRECIOUS

Please, I need to know this, I used to feel pain in my nipples when about to menstruate and heavy breasts but for long now I don't feel the pains anymore. Does it mean I am not fertile anymore?

July 1, 2017, 6:59 p.m. 5.0

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