For those of you who are undergoing a pregnancy program, knowing the fertile period calendar is one of the most important steps. That’s when you have the greatest chance of having offspring if you have sexual intercourse with a partner.
The fertile period is strongly influenced by the timing of your menstrual cycle. One menstrual cycle is calculated from the first day of the last menstruation to the first day of menstruation that you have just experienced. Each woman may have a different menstrual cycle, but the normal range lasts 24-38 days. Between menstrual cycles, women will experience a fertile period (ovulation), which is when the egg is released into the uterus and ready to be fertilized by sperm cells.
Why is it important to know your fertile calendar?
A woman’s highest chance of getting pregnant is when she has ovulation. The problem is that the eggs released during the fertile period can only last 12-24 hours so it is very important for couples to intensify sexual intercourse to increase the chances of women getting pregnant. Experts argue women and men should have unprotected sexual intercourse or any birth control device at least 5 days before ovulation. Because, male sperm cells can usually live in the female reproductive organs for 3-5 days so that the sperm cells can directly fertilize the egg when released during the fertile period.
How to calculate my own fertile period calendar?
You’ve probably heard that a woman’s fertile period usually occurs on the 14th day of your menstrual cycle. This count is not entirely wrong, but it can only be applied to women who have a menstrual cycle of 28 days each month. Whereas most women experience unequal cycles every month. There are women who experience a 27-day cycle, then change to 30 days, 28 days, 29 days, and so on. Therefore, it’s a good idea to calculate your own fertile calendar for more accurate results. To do this count, you need to know the number of days on your menstrual cycle in the last few months.
The first day of your fertile period can be calculated by reducing the shortest cycle by 18. For example, your shortest menstrual cycle is 28 days, then 28-18 = 10. That is, the first day in your fertile period calendar is the 10th day after the first day of menstruation.
The last day of your fertile period can be calculated by reducing the longest cycle by 11. For example, your longest menstrual cycle is 32 days, then 32-11 = 21. That is, the last day in your fertile period calendar is the 21st day after the first day of menstruation.
Based on these calculations, it can be concluded that your fertile period calendar ranges from 10-21 days after the first day of menstruation. That’s where you are strongly encouraged to have sex with a partner in order to increase your chances of conceiving. If you’re confused by the calculation of this fertile period calendar, there are many online applications that act as online calculators to calculate the fertile period. However, even if you have met the criteria for getting pregnant, having no health problems, and having sexual intercourse during the fertile period, there is still a chance that you will not become pregnant in that month.
Pay attention to other signs as you enter the fertile period
In addition to calculating the calendar of fertile periods, you can also pay attention to the physical signs that occur during the fertile period. The signs in question include:
- Out a clear liquid whose texture and color resemble egg whites. The peak of the fertile period is usually characterized by the discharge of this clear liquid in greater quantities than in previous days.
- Changes in basal temperature of the body, usually about 0.5 to 1 degree Celsius through measurements with a thermometer.
- Increasing levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) that can only be known by using special tools for the detection of fertile periods.
- Breasts feel tight and painful to the touch.
- The stomach is like bloating.
- Blood spots come out through the vagina.
- Hips feel sore.
However, not all women will experience the same symptoms of fertile period, there are even women who do not feel the above signs. Therefore, back again, it is important for you to be able to know the moment of ovulation by calculating itself based on the fertile period calendar. Counting your fertile calendar yourself while recognizing the signs may be troublesome in the early days. However, you will get used to and be more sensitive to the signals emitted by your own body as ovulation as time goes on.