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Fertility And The Menstrual Cycle
Fertility: The most fertile time is usually a couple week before the anticipated onset of your period. ...Read more
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Fertile Period: Most people with ovulate 14 days before a period, and sperm lives in your reproductive track for 72 hrs (3 days) at the most. Your ovulation window is usually day 14 +/- 2 days and sperm can live 3 days so you can get pregnant from 14 +/- 5 days (days 9-19). So having sex every other day from days 9 to 19 will get you covered. ...Read more
Is there a certain period in the cycle when a woman becomes fertile and can become pregnant from intercourse?
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
Is there just the one day in a cycle that u could become pregnant (when ovulation occurs)? What are "fertile days" in a cycle?
When in menstrual cycle women cannot become pregnant? Is this a viable birth control method? What is the likelyhood of conception?
No: This also known as the rhythm method, which is not a reliable form of birth control. The best options for birth control are condoms, oral contraceptives, diaphragms, and intrauterine devices. Each one of these devices, has there own rate of protection. Which one you use depends upon your preference and medical history, as well as, if you smoke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It's confusing: One of the reasons a woman can have an irregular menstrual cycle is because she is ovulating at different times in her cycle. In general women ovulate about 2 weeks after ovulation. If someone ovulates late - her period will come later than expected. That can make trying to figure out when ovulation occurs very frustrating for women with irregular cycles. Please see your obgyn for help. ...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
Midcycle: You ovulate about 2 weeks before your period, or about day 14 in a 28 day cycle. That is when you can become pregnant. ...Read more
Ovulation: occurs mid cycle around day 14 so thas the best time to conceive ...Read more
When is a woman most fertile to get pregnant and when during the month she is less fertile please?
Can cramping be a pregnancy sing? Because is in the middle of my menstrual cycle so is not my period
No!: Although they are each tied to the other. Ovulation happens around mid-cycle: a mature oocyte (egg) is released from the ovary. If the egg is fertilized by sperm, then the menstrual period will not start. If bleeding and cramping (roughly) 2 weeks after ovulation, this is called the menstrual period. ...Read more
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
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