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How Many Days A Month Is A Woman Fertile
Ovulation timing: The optimal time for conception is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to when you actually ovulate and have intercourse every other day for a total of five times to help ensure sperm are there when you ovulate. ...Read more
Fertility: Usually a couple weeks before the anticipated onset of the period. ...Read more
I always have two LH surge days. Would it be possible to just have one LH surge? Do woman typically always have two? Fertility specialists
LH Surge: I bet you are ovulating the next day and each cycle can be a bit different. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can a woman get pregnant anytime during her cycle or is it only possible during ovulation and her fertility days?
Ovulation: A woman can only get pregnant around the time of ovulation. Sperm can live in the vagina for up to five days. Thus it's possible to have sex before you ovulate and to get pregnant from that encounter. Most women ovulate days nine through 14 of their cycle. However having said that, i tell patients there are no "safe" days. Some women cannot be late as early as d6 and some might ovulate day 19. ...Read more
If a woman's egg is only around for 12-24 hours for fertilization and if its the most fertile time in the cycle, what is meant by fertile days?
Some Guess Work: The least likely time to conceive is from day one to day seven. If your cycle is different from 28 days on average you have to adjust the calculations – the important thing to remember is that the egg is produced about 14 days before the next period starts. Sperms can live happily 48 hours in the vagina or the uterus so the most fertile time is day 12 to day 16. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A menstrual cycle is usually 28 days, with ovulation occurring mid cycle around day 14. You can get pregnant around this time. Sperm can stay active in the body for 3-5 days. If you are not ovulating, you cannot get pregnant. However, everyone's cycle is different. If you want to get pregnant there are ways to help track ovulation. If not, it is best to use birth control all the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can oral birth control pills permanently affect a womans fertility after stopping it? My wife still hasn't had a normal period months after stopping.
No, not at all: The oral contraceptive pills will not change your fertility as this is an old myth from the days when the higher dose pills were used extensively. Patients who had irregular anovulatory menstrual flows were often placed on the pill to "regulate" their cycles as young women. Then when it was stopped to get pregnant,, their periods went back to their previous irregularity and the pill was "blamed". ...Read more
Can being very close and sleeping during the that month with a woman in fertility treatment for IVF affect another woman's menstruation cycle?
Around mid-cycle: For example, if a woman has very regular 28-day cycles, Day 1 would be her first day of period bleeding, Day 14 would be her estimated ovulation date (so have sex once or twice a day from Day 10 through Day 16 if trying to get pregnant). Her next period will be due 28 days after her last period started. She can just grab a calendar and count the days. ...Read more
Eggs: All women are born with a finite number of eggs. As women go through life, there is a decrease in egg number. In addition, there is also a decrease in egg quality. Reduced egg quantity and egg quality are rsponsible for the reduced fertility as women go through life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trends: On average women stop being able to conceive about 10 years before their menopause. Estimates are that only 50% of women age 40 can conceive any longer. Blood testing can be done to estimate fertility potential, but it's not usually conclusive. Talk with an obg or your primary if you want to pursue this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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